Indian Land, S.C. – June 6, 2022 – Sharonview Federal Credit Union, one of the nation’s top 200 credit unions, is proud to reflect today on the exemplary service and leadership of President and CEO Bill Partin as it announces his retirement. He will step down Dec. 31.
Partin took the Sharonview helm in 2013, after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Member Services Officer at Partners Credit Union, the Walt Disney Company credit union, in his native southern California. In 2019, he was named one of Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs. He was also selected to The Business Journal’s 2019 Influencers in Finance national list, which spotlights 100 executives who impact business being done in communities across the country.
He built a 42-year career in financial services, starting as a drive-up teller at Lloyds Bank of California. He has been a passionate champion of the democratic, egalitarian aspect of credit unions – in which members are also owners. He enjoyed writing about credit unions and on leadership topics in articles for his LinkedIn profile as well as for Credit Union Times and CreditUnion Journal.
“I am immensely proud of the team we have at Sharonview and for the business and culture – for our members and ourselves – that we have built. I am grateful and humbled to have had the opportunity to lead the team and grow as a leader here,” said Partin. “I will always be grateful that my career journey brought me to Sharonview.”
Here’s a brief look at how Sharonview has grown and other milestones it reached during Partin’s tenure.
• Assets grew from $1 billion to $1.85 billion.
• Membership grew from 65,000 to 107,000 nationwide.
• Loans grew from $886 million to $1.35 billion.
• Deposits grew from $736 million to $1.3 billion.
• Launched mergers and acquisitions strategy, which led to expanding branch footprint into Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
• Renovated all branches for a more modern and personal member experience.
• Awarded ‘Top Workplace’ in Charlotte in 2021 by The Charlotte Observer, ‘Top Workplace’ in the USA in 2022 by independent research company, Energage, and ranked No. 1 credit union in South Carolina by Forbes in 2018.
Sharonview’s Board of Directors has formed a CEO search committee and hired D. Hilton Associates Inc. to conduct an executive search for the 67-year-old organization’s next top leader.
About Sharonview Federal Credit Union
Sharonview Federal Credit Union, voted in 2018 the No.1 credit union in South Carolina by Forbes, is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and has been serving its members since 1955. Today, Sharonview serves over 100,000 members nationwide, has assets totaling more than $1.7 billion and operates 19 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and New Jersey. It is also ranked as one of the top 200 credit unions in the country, proving its dedication to providing its members with a full array of value-added financial services, all of which are backed by the United States government and federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Sharonview currently stands above the crowd in delivering the personal touch, providing loans with fewer restrictions, flexible terms and lower rates. For over 60 years, Sharonview has promised exceptional value and delivered financial services members can trust, with us it’s personal.
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