The Board of Directors of Silver State Schools Credit Union announced it has named seasoned credit union executive Scott Arkills as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 4, 2016. Arkills, 55, will succeed Andrew Hunter who has served as President and CEO since July of 2011, and will retire from these roles on April 4, 2016, with a brief transition period thereafter. Arkills joins the credit union with seven years of executive experience in credit unions, and he has a wide array of financial services experience serving in various executive positions at large national and international banks and consumer finance organizations over the past 32 years.
“Scott brings tremendous experience in credit union and banking and has a demonstrated record of improving his organizations’ performance and improving member services throughout his career”, said SSSCU Board Chairman Terry Mannion. “His deep understanding of operations and lending will serve him well. His leadership skills have been described as astute, strategic, and transformative. He will be a great asset to our credit union and our members.”
“The turnaround at Silver State Schools Credit Union has been a great story,” said Arkills. “It’s a tribute to the loyalty of its members and dedication of its volunteers and staff. Leading the credit union as it emerges from its recovery period presents a great opportunity to create value for its membership in the education community and to further the credit union’s mission. I’m looking forward to working with the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Committee and the staff at Silver State Schools Credit Union to serve the diverse needs of our current and future members.”
Arkills has most recently served as SVP/Chief Lending Officer and prior to that, Chief Operating Officer with the $1.3 Billion Pen Air Federal Credit Union in Pensacola, FL. He held similar positions with Congressional Federal Credit Union in Oakton, VA and with NIH Federal Credit Union in Rockville, MD before joining Pen Air FCU. Arkills earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and he has attended the CUES CEO Institute I: Strategic Planning at the Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
About Silver State Schools Credit Union
Silver State Schools Credit Union was founded in 1951, and serves the educational community and their families in the state of Nevada with 8 locations throughout the Las Vegas valley. As of December 31, 2015, SSSCU serves 53,000 members, and has deposits of $619 million, total assets of $667 million, and loans of $423 million.