tnConnect Credit Union’s Tammy Hill has retired after 41 years of service to the credit union industry. While she has retired as the Executive Vice President of tnConnect Credit Union, the credit union wasn’t quite ready to let her go, so she will continue to assist from home part-time as the credit union compliance officer.
Tammy began her credit union career in 1982 at the Oak Ridge Federal Employees Credit Union (now TN Member’s 1st FCU), starting as a teller and moving into the accounting area after a brief stop in lending.
In 1988, she made the move to Knoxville Post office Credit Union (now tnConnect Credit Union), where she ascended through the accounting area to become Chief Financial Officer. Her last 6 years at the credit union, she served as the Executive Vice President overseeing areas of compliance, accounting, and lending.
Tammy has a heart for the credit union movement – receiving her Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation in 1988, graduating from the Southeast Regional Credit Union Management School in 1995, receiving CUNA’s Certified Financial Services Professional designation in 2000, and becoming an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) in 2003. She received the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Institute of Certified Credit Union Executives in 1995 and 2000.
She also served on the Knoxville Area Chapter of Credit Unions’ board for over 11 years.
“Tammy and I began our careers at the credit union in the same year, so we’ve grown up together,” said Marty Bradley, tnConnect Credit Union president/CEO. “She’s way more family than a coworker, that’s for sure. Her knowledge and work ethic are truly unmatched. She will be missed at the credit union, but we are so happy for her and celebrate her outstanding career.”
Tammy retires to their farm in Campbell County with her husband, Darrell, their spoiled dog, Britney, and 20 or so pampered cows.