The board of directors for the $95 million Southwest Louisiana Credit Union has appointed president/CEO Ronaldo Hardy of the Lake Charles-based cooperative that serves more than 17,000 members.
Hardy began his career in the financial services industry in 2001 at a community bank. In 2004, he became a part of the La Capitol Federal Credit Union team. During his tenure there, he served as a phone center supervisor, member service supervisor, loan underwriter, electronic services dupervisor, branch manager, business development officer, and sales manager. In 2011, Hardy was named runner up in the Credit Union Executives Society’s (CUES) nationwide search for the Next Top Credit Union Executive. This allowed him to attend the CEO Institute I at the Wharton School of Business. In 2007, he married Cristian Carroll Hardy, and together they have three children, Raynah, Josiah, and Laylah.
Hardy will start his new job on Oct. 3. He succeeds Jim Giffin who resigned in March 2016 for a financial advisor position with Edward Jones.