Leadership and Officers

Edwards FCU President and CEO, Carter PopeEdwards Federal Credit Union appoints
New President and CEO, Carter Pope
(August 29, 2023 – Download Press Release – word doc)

After an extensive search, the Board of Directors has chosen Carter Pope as President and Chief Executive Officer of Edwards Federal Credit Union (Edwards FCU). Edwards FCU’s Board of Directors are elected by the membership and volunteer their time and experience to ensure the organization meets the needs of its members and the communities it serves. Over the past several months, the Board worked with Shanley Search Partners in assessing the current and future needs of Edwards Federal Credit Union.

“The Board of Directors is very excited to welcome Carter to Edwards FCU as our next President and CEO and stated that as we embark on the next phase of our credit union, we look forward to the expertise and experience that Carter brings. We are excited about his leadership and employee focused acumen.”

Carter stated,

“I am grateful and honored to be entrusted with the future of Edwards Federal Credit Union. Very excited about the opportunity to work with such committed Board members and staff here at the Credit Union. Joining an organization with a long and rich history serving Edwards Air Force Base and the Antelope Valley just felt right. Edwards FCU and I share a strong passion for our members, our community, and our industry.”

Carter is a seasoned executive who brings more than twenty years of leadership experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, Carter was the Executive Leader in the Pacific Northwest at $166 Billion Navy Federal Credit Union headquartered in Vienna, VA. Carter also served as the Chief Operations Officer for the $1.1 Billion Noble Federal Credit Union in Fresno, CA.

Carter brings exceptional depth to the leadership team with a member and employee-centric focus and a track record of growing credit unions. Carter earned his Master of Business Administration degree and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Leadership Team

CARTER POPE, President and Chief Executive Officer
SANDRA GROOVER, Chief Information Officer
EWA LIPINSKA, Chief Financial Officer
STACIE CARRASCO, Vice President Lending

Board of Directors

Members may contact the Board of Directors at BoardofDirectorsMail@edwardsfcu.org (please DO NOT include private account details in unsecured e-mail messages).

Edwards FCU Board of Directors - MARTIN O’BRIEN, Chair; KIM DUNHAM, Vice Chair; DON SULLIVAN, Treasurer; LINDSAY HARRIS, Secretary; RON DAVINO, Director; ARDITH RICHARDSON, Director; RON GUYADEEN, Director

Supervisory Committee

ARDITH RICHARDSON, Interim Supervisory Committee Chair

Edwards Federal Credit Union (Edwards FCU) is a cooperative financial institution guided by its Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee and management staff. The Board and Supervisory Committee members volunteer their time and accept no compensation for their service to the credit union. Edwards FCU is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Together these entities ensure that Edwards FCU is securely and soundly operated with a focus on our mission to serve our members based upon our rich military heritage of honesty, integrity and excellence.

The Supervisory Committee provides assistance to the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities by ensuring that the Board of Directors and credit union management meet required financial reporting objectives and that policies, practices and procedures are established and sufficient to safeguard members’ assets.

Any member may contact a member of the Supervisory Committee directly if there is a need to surface an issue or report a complaint that has not been adequately addressed (please do not include private account details in unsecured e-mail messages): supervisorycommittee2@edwardsfcu.org

Supervisory Committee
Edwards Federal Credit Union
39963 10th Street West # 4
Palmdale, CA 93551

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