Carter Credit Union’s history runs deep and this tradition still continues today, as Carter Credit Union is unique among credit unions in the United States as it continues to carry the name of its founder. Dating back to 1954, when Floyd Carter chartered the credit union to serve the employees of International Paper Company in Springhill, Louisiana. His mission was to form a financial cooperative based on the premise of “people helping people." Carter Credit Union was chartered for the purpose of improving the financial well-being of its members and this continues to be our top priority. Another milestone in the Credit Union’s history occurred that year when the Board of Directors recruited James P. Gibson to become President and CEO. Under his leadership, Carter experienced tremendous growth, doubling its asset size in only five years. Mr. Gibson retired in August of 2014, and the Board of Directors appointed Joe Arnold as President and CEO.
Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Joe Arnold, Carter is currently over 50,000 members strong with assets topping $520 million. Carter now serves people from coast-to-coast, and we offer every product and service that your local bank offers. Included in these services are both business lending and commercial deposit services. Carter has made significant investments in our systems and people in the commercial side so that we can bring value proposition that people are used to on the consumer side to the business side. Carter takes pride in the level of technology that we offer while continuing to provide the “personal” service that members are accustomed to. It is important to us that we serve our members through the channels that best fit their individual lifestyles. The addition of Personal Teller Machines and CarterLIVE which is our video banking system that allows members face to face banking without having to come to the credit union. We still offer all in branch services for those that prefer the traditional method. Arnold and his team stand proud of the credit unions growth and accomplishments and remain dedicated to the mission of improving the financial well-being of its members and to serving our communities.
A great advantage of being a member of Carter is our being a shareholder and participant in the Credit Union Service Center Network. This expands the availability of teller service for its members across the United States, and included hundreds of locations. Carter is now part of the Allpoint ATM Network which provides our members with over 55,000 nationwide surcharge free ATM locations.
Arnold and his staff are currently serving 9 locations. Our newest state of the art branch office is located at 8988 Ellerbe Road in Shreveport. This location houses our retail, lending and commercial departments, as well as all support staff and management team members. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to serve you!
Carter Chief Management Team Members:
Joe Arnold, Chief Executive Officer
Jason Berard, Chief Information Technology Officer
Joel Fair, Chief Operating Officer
Jill Folks, Chief Marketing Officer
Lisa Lewis, Chief Administrative Officer
Jonathan Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer
Matt Valentine, Chief Lending Officer
Crystal Lewis, Chief Financial Officer