Friday, November 15, 2019

Kelly Carter, SAFE FCU CFO

SUMTER, South Carolina, November 15, 2019 – SAFE Federal Credit Union has selected Kelly Carter, CPA as its new Chief Financial Officer.  Carter succeeds Debbie Jordan who will retire in early 2020 with more than 41 years of service to the credit union.

Carter is a Valley View, Pennsylvania native who served in various positions at Gratz Bank in Pennsylvania for seven years. Her most recently held title was Comptroller before coming to SAFE.

A 2008 graduate of Bloomsburg University, Carter received her undergraduate degree in accounting.  She went on to attain her master’s degree from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management in 2017.

She was a recipient of the 2019 Recognition of Excellence Tomorrow’s Promise Award given by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Women in Banking Committee.

“SAFE is pleased to have Kelly Carter lead our organization’s financial and accounting management initiatives,” said Darrell Merkel, CEO, SAFE Federal Credit Union. “Her professional background makes her a great fit to oversee our accounting processes.”

About SAFE Federal Credit Union

SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is the one of the largest financial institutions based in South Carolina with over $1 billion in total assets, 126,000 members, and 16 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Clarendon, and Florence counties, as well as parts of Richland, and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 500 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at, on or @SAFEFCU