Center Parc Credit Union Hires Savannah Area Branch Manager and Assistant Managers

By September 7, 2020Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union (CPCU) has named Emily Hopper as the in-store manager for its new Savannah area branches set to open in September. The financial institution has also hired Mary Thomas and Yalanda Henderson as assistant managers.

“With more than eight years of banking experience, Emily comes to us having previously served as a teller, loan representative, assistant manager and a branch manager,” said Chuck Head, president/CEO of Center Parc Credit Union. “She understands how each position is critical to the success of the team as a whole.”

Emily Hopper

Emily Hopper, In-Store Branch Manager, Center Parc Credit Union, Savannah Area

Hopper has also taught leadership programs and served in customer service positions over the past 15 years. She is currently working towards obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business management.

“Center Parc Credit Union shares my own personal values of service, kindness, and care for the community,” Hopper said. “Everyone is encouraged to grow and use their talents to better themselves and the organization. I will strive to bring an attitude of servant leadership, integrity and commitment to the success of our membership, and a willingness to help others in any way I can.”

Hopper will manage CPCU’s Savannah area branches while Thomas will oversee the daily operations of the company’s Savannah Walmart branch at 6000 Ogeechee Road and Henderson will serve as the assistant manager of the Pooler Walmart branch.

A native of Washington, D.C., Thomas has 13 years of financial leadership and has served in similar positions with previous employers.

Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas, Assistant Branch Manager, Center Parc Credit Union, Savannah Walmart

“One of my specialties is to treat people the way that I would want to be treated at all times, no matter what the circumstances are,” said Thomas. “I would also say my specialty is consistency, which aligns with Center Parc’s mission statement of helping members achieve financial success by providing exceptional products and services.”

Henderson, who is a native of Jonesboro, Ga., holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from South University. She is also a registered professional in her profession with over 10 years of experience in retail banking.

Yalanda Henderson

Yalanda Henderson, Assistant Branch Manager, Center Parc Credit Union, Pooler Walmart

“My goals are to deliver outstanding service to both internal and external members that is in alignment with the credit union’s promise,” Henderson said. “I also plan to bring my enthusiasm for the profession and my personal qualities, such as my drive for member service and willingness to learn and uphold the credit union’s values.”

“We are so proud these three professionals have joined our team,” said Head. “They each have a passion for exceptional service and team development and will be a strong asset to the Savannah area team. Our members will be able to count on Emily, Mary and Yalanda to deliver outstanding service in alignment with our service promises.”

Center Parc Credit Union is a division of APCU, the oldest credit union in the state of Georgia. In September 2020 two new Center Parc Credit Union locations will open in the Savannah area: at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway, and the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road. The company is also planning to open a free-standing flagship branch in Savannah in the spring of 2021 and will launch an exciting community gardens program this year. In July 2020, Center Parc entered into a 15-year contract for naming rights to Georgia State Stadium, previously Turner Field, which will be called Center Parc Credit Union Stadium or “Center Parc Stadium.” The member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative is dedicated to helping hardworking people save money and prosper. Each member’s funds are insured for up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, call 800-849-8431, email or visit online at

Donna Williams
Community Development Liaison
Center Parc Credit Union

Emily Hopper
In-Store Branch Manager, Savannah Area
Center Parc Credit Union

Yalanda Henderson
Assistant Branch Manager, Pooler Walmart
Center Parc Credit Union

Mary Thomas
Assistant Branch Manager, Savannah Walmart
Center Parc Credit Union

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