A Celebration of Black History

In celebration of Black History Month, PEFCU would like to explore the rich history of the Black community’s relationship to banking and the cooperative spirit that many credit union members share. Mutual Aid Societies & Cooperatives Before modern credit unions began, community-oriented institutions were set up to serve freedmen in the North. Like credit unions, they were co-owned by all their members, provided the community with affordable alternatives for financial services, and fostered self-sufficiency. By the late 18th century, northern Black populations had established mutual aid societies and cooperatives, creating networks that helped advance the community by supplying clothes, healthcare,…

February 5, 2021We Are PEFCU No Comments

In celebration of Black History Month, PEFCU would like to explore the rich history of the Black community’s relationship to banking and the cooperative spirit that many credit union members share. Mutual Aid Societies & Cooperatives Before modern credit unions began, community-oriented institutions were set up to serve freedmen in the North. Like credit unions, they were co-owned by all their members, provided the community with affordable alternatives for financial services, and fostered self-sufficiency. By the late 18th century, northern Black populations had established mutual aid societies and cooperatives, creating networks that helped advance the community by supplying clothes, healthcare,…

Q & A with Tina Green, Head Teller, 25 years 

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for many years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.  One of those employees is Tina Green, Lakeland Head Teller, who has been with PEFCU for 25 years. We interviewed Tina to find out why PEFCU won her heart. Check out the interview below:    Q: Why did you choose to join the PEFCU team?  A: I chose PEFCU because I heard it was a wonderful place to work. The Credit…

January 25, 2021We Are PEFCU No Comments

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for many years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.  One of those employees is Tina Green, Lakeland Head Teller, who has been with PEFCU for 25 years. We interviewed Tina to find out why PEFCU won her heart. Check out the interview below:    Q: Why did you choose to join the PEFCU team?  A: I chose PEFCU because I heard it was a wonderful place to work. The Credit…

PEFCU Champions: Vicki

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.  One of those employees is Vicki Reeves, a Member Contact Center Agent.  Vicki began working at Publix Super Markets, Inc. out of high school. As her family grew, she preferred a career that would allow more of a work-life balance. This meant spending more quality time with her daughter; and her dog, which is her favorite animal. “Dogs love you unconditionally…

January 4, 2021We Are PEFCU No Comments

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.  One of those employees is Vicki Reeves, a Member Contact Center Agent.  Vicki began working at Publix Super Markets, Inc. out of high school. As her family grew, she preferred a career that would allow more of a work-life balance. This meant spending more quality time with her daughter; and her dog, which is her favorite animal. “Dogs love you unconditionally…

Q&A with Karol Molle, Branch Manager, 26 years 

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.  One of those employees is Karol Molle, our Altamonte Springs Branch Manager, who has been with PEFCU for 26 years. We hosted Q &A with Karol to find out why PEFCU won her heart. Check out the interview below:  Q: Why did you choose to join the PEFCU team?  A: In 1994, I had the opportunity to join the PEFCU team. I worked for 17 years with…

December 6, 2020We Are PEFCU 2 Comments

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.  One of those employees is Karol Molle, our Altamonte Springs Branch Manager, who has been with PEFCU for 26 years. We hosted Q &A with Karol to find out why PEFCU won her heart. Check out the interview below:  Q: Why did you choose to join the PEFCU team?  A: In 1994, I had the opportunity to join the PEFCU team. I worked for 17 years with…

Q & A with Erika, SVP/Chief Experience Officer

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.   One of those employees is Erika Hernden, our SVP/Chief Experience Officer, who has been with PEFCU for 20 years. We did a Q &A with Erika to find out why PEFCU won her heart. Check out the interview below:    Q:  Why did you choose to join the PEFCU team?  A: My grandmother worked at…

November 15, 2020We Are PEFCU 5 Comments

At PEFCU, we are proud of what each of our employees brings to our Credit Union. We are especially proud to showcase the employees who have contributed to our organization for years. When our employees love PEFCU enough to stay with us, it shows that we have a lot to offer.   One of those employees is Erika Hernden, our SVP/Chief Experience Officer, who has been with PEFCU for 20 years. We did a Q &A with Erika to find out why PEFCU won her heart. Check out the interview below:    Q:  Why did you choose to join the PEFCU team?  A: My grandmother worked at…

#ICUDAY: Inspiring Hope for a Global Community 

Why do hundreds of millions of people worldwide choose credit unions? Because credit unions have a “people-first” philosophy that impels them to constantly improve their communities and the lives of their members. That local service feeds a worldwide network that reaches more than 274 million members across the globe. On October 15, 2020, join credit union and financial cooperative members around the globe in celebrating 72 years of International Credit Union Day®.  PEFCU’s story began with Publix founder George Jenkins (Mr. George) more than 63 years ago. Mr. George also created a “people helping people” culture that made Publix associates’ personal needs important. He wanted Publix associates and their immediate…

October 13, 2020We Are PEFCU 3 Comments

Why do hundreds of millions of people worldwide choose credit unions? Because credit unions have a “people-first” philosophy that impels them to constantly improve their communities and the lives of their members. That local service feeds a worldwide network that reaches more than 274 million members across the globe. On October 15, 2020, join credit union and financial cooperative members around the globe in celebrating 72 years of International Credit Union Day®.  PEFCU’s story began with Publix founder George Jenkins (Mr. George) more than 63 years ago. Mr. George also created a “people helping people” culture that made Publix associates’ personal needs important. He wanted Publix associates and their immediate…

Welcome To Making Money Prosper

At every stage in life, we all need a routine checkup for our financial health. That is why we’ve launched Making Money Prosper! This blog is dedicated to you, our PEFCU members. We’re here to help you live your best financial life by teaching you to successfully save, invest, and manage your money. Adulting can be hard–we get it! We want you to find success through all of life’s stages: like purchasing your first car, traveling the world, planning for retirement, and everything in between. At PEFCU, our goal is to educate you and your family about your personal finances…

July 6, 2020PEFCU Perks, We Are PEFCU No Comments

At every stage in life, we all need a routine checkup for our financial health. That is why we’ve launched Making Money Prosper! This blog is dedicated to you, our PEFCU members. We’re here to help you live your best financial life by teaching you to successfully save, invest, and manage your money. Adulting can be hard–we get it! We want you to find success through all of life’s stages: like purchasing your first car, traveling the world, planning for retirement, and everything in between. At PEFCU, our goal is to educate you and your family about your personal finances…

PEFCU Values: Transparent

What does it mean to be transparent? To us, it means that by being fair and honest, we create real relationships with our employees. Below are some ways that PEFCU is transparent. “Transparency breeds trust.” PEFCU Values: Ways That We Are Transparent PAR (Performance Achievement Review): PEFCU strives to be an employer of choice. With our PAR strategy, we make our annual goals clear to our employees each year, and we give honest feedback quarterly. The honest rapport between managers and employees leads to better performance and better service for our members. Annual Report: Each year, PEFCU shares the Credit…

July 3, 2020We Are PEFCU No Comments

What does it mean to be transparent? To us, it means that by being fair and honest, we create real relationships with our employees. Below are some ways that PEFCU is transparent. “Transparency breeds trust.” PEFCU Values: Ways That We Are Transparent PAR (Performance Achievement Review): PEFCU strives to be an employer of choice. With our PAR strategy, we make our annual goals clear to our employees each year, and we give honest feedback quarterly. The honest rapport between managers and employees leads to better performance and better service for our members. Annual Report: Each year, PEFCU shares the Credit…

PEFCU History: A Look Back in Time

Building Our Credit Union  Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) wasn’t built with brick and mortar. PEFCU was built with people, by people, and for people. We owe our success to the individuals who share our trust, commitment, and values.  Membership is essential to the design of our not-for-profit cooperative, and the members keep the Credit Union strong.     The Architects  PEFCU was envisioned by Publix founder George Jenkins, John Turner, and other leaders of Publix Super Markets, Inc. Mr. George was known for his generosity, and he often helped Publix associates in times of financial need. In 1957, someone suggested…

June 30, 2020We Are PEFCU 29 Comments

Building Our Credit Union  Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) wasn’t built with brick and mortar. PEFCU was built with people, by people, and for people. We owe our success to the individuals who share our trust, commitment, and values.  Membership is essential to the design of our not-for-profit cooperative, and the members keep the Credit Union strong.     The Architects  PEFCU was envisioned by Publix founder George Jenkins, John Turner, and other leaders of Publix Super Markets, Inc. Mr. George was known for his generosity, and he often helped Publix associates in times of financial need. In 1957, someone suggested…

PEFCU Values: Inclusive

What does it mean to be inclusive? To us, being inclusive means celebrating authenticity, creating a sense of belonging for all people, and respecting different points of view. Below are some ways that PEFCU commits to being inclusive. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen Covey. PEFCU Values: Ways That We Are Inclusive DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Training: DE&I Training recognizes the benefit of diversity to PEFCU and reiterates our commitment to inclusion. Our People Development team brings engaging development sessions to every PEFCU branch and office to boost our collective awareness. These sessions are interactive and discussion-based, answering…

June 26, 2020We Are PEFCU No Comments

What does it mean to be inclusive? To us, being inclusive means celebrating authenticity, creating a sense of belonging for all people, and respecting different points of view. Below are some ways that PEFCU commits to being inclusive. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen Covey. PEFCU Values: Ways That We Are Inclusive DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Training: DE&I Training recognizes the benefit of diversity to PEFCU and reiterates our commitment to inclusion. Our People Development team brings engaging development sessions to every PEFCU branch and office to boost our collective awareness. These sessions are interactive and discussion-based, answering…