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Our Story

Established along Florida’s Suncoast 80 years ago, Achieva Credit Union provides GOOD banking experiences to people from all walks of life. Unlike a bank, we are not-for-profit, and are owned and operated by the members we serve. That means that we’re accountable to you, not outside shareholders. With 26 branches and over 150,000 members, our field of membership is always growing. Join today and see why banking is GOOD with Achieva.

Major Milestones

  •   Founded in 1937 with $99.25 and 7 charter members
  •   Named Pinellas County Teachers Credit Union in 1950
  •   Became Community Chartered in 1985, serving Pinellas County
  •   Expanded to Pasco County and Hernando Counties in 2003
  •   Changed name to Achieva Credit Union in 2004, to better serve our members
  •   Merged with Sarasota Coastal Credit Union in 2009, expanding membership to over 150 coastal miles and 7 Florida counties, and gaining 5 more branch locations
  •   In 2012, membership expanded to include Lee and Collier counties
  •   In 2014, we continued to see steady growth and product line enhancements while reaching the milestone of $1 billion in assets
  •   In 2015, Achieva Credit Union acquired Calusa Bank, bringing field of membership to over 140,000
  •   In May 2017, Achieva celebrated its 80th anniversary
  •   September 2018 acquired Preferred Community Bank growing our membership to include branches in Ft Myers, LeHigh Acres and Cape Coral in five counties: Hendry, Hardee, Highlands, Monroe and Glades.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of Achieva members, all unpaid volunteers, who look out for the best interests of their fellow members.

  •   T.D. Hawkins, Chairman
  •   Linda Emanuel, Vice Chairperson
  •   Janet Cantees , Secretary/Treasurer
  •   Jack Berthy
  •   Rohland Bryant
  •   James Dawson
  •   Tom Oberhofer
  •   Everett Silvernail
  •   Bill Williamson II

2019 Board Nominees

The following individuals are up for re-election in 2019.

  •   Theron D Hawkins III
  •   Jack Berthy
  •   Rohland Bryant
  •   James Dawson

Vital Stats

  •   147,900+ members
  •   399+ employees
  •   $1.45+ billion in assets
  •   26 branches in 15 counties
  •   Our field of membership covers Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota.

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