February 1, 2022 – Fort Worth, Texas—Today, Unity One Credit Union announced the promotion of Scott Ward to president and CEO of the credit union. Ward’s promotion was confirmed by the board of directors last week and follows the previous CEO’s retirement.
Ward has been with Unity One Credit Union for 34 years. In that time, he has held numerous positions including loan officer, branch manager, chief operations officer, and most recently, president. Ward has led the credit union through many changes during his tenure and is looking forward to utilizing that experience in his new position.
Ward, originally from Wisconsin, holds a degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. He began working for Unity One while the credit union’s headquarters were in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ward then transferred to Fort Worth as the credit union’s headquarters were relocated in the early 1990s.
“We are very fortunate and pleased to have someone with as much experience, capability and knowledge as Scott to be appointed to the CEO position at Unity One Credit Union,” said Vince Accardo, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Unity One. “Scott has been the Chief Operating Officer for the past 23 years and has done an outstanding job. In addition to a deep understanding of the operations of Unity One, he is very focused on the overall Credit Union membership experience. The Board of Directors at Unity One has tremendous confidence in Scott’s ability to lead Unity One in the years to come.”
“I am humbled and honored that the Unity One Credit Union Board of Directors has entrusted me with the future of this credit union,” said Ward. “I’m excited for what the future holds for Unity One. We have plenty of opportunities ahead of us in the coming years.”
Scott Ward takes over as CEO following Gary Williams, who retired after 27 years of service with the credit union.
About Unity One Credit Union
Unity One Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative providing financial services to approximately 31,000 members in Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; and St. Paul, Minnesota. Originally chartered in 1927 for the employees and family members of Great Northern Railroad, today Unity One continues to provide excellent service to BNSF Railroad employees and their families as well as the communities surrounding their eight branch locations. To find out more, visit at www.unityone.org.