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    ECU Announces Retirement and Organizational Changes

    May 16, 2021

    KINGSPORT – Eastman Credit Union is announcing the retirement of Tammy Latture, Senior Vice President of Member Services and Lending, who has diligently served the organization since 1996.  Latture, retiring June 1, 2021, held multiple management roles throughout her career before being named to the senior management team in 2010.

    “Tammy has had an extremely accomplished career at ECU.  For the last 25 years, she has played an influential role in ECU’s growth and expansion,” stated Kelly Price, ECU’s President and CEO.  During her career at ECU, Latture has been especially involved in the development of new products, services, and enhancements that members will continue to enjoy for years to come.  “On behalf of staff and members, I want to thank Tammy for her dedication to ECU,” said Price.  Latture said she is looking forward to spending more quality time with her husband, Mike, children, Ryan (Katelyn), Lauren, Zach, Emily, and their family and friends, as well as enjoying the outdoors and traveling.

    As part of the transition, Dolly Linkous has been named Vice President, Chief Lending Officer effective June 1, 2021.  Linkous joined ECU in 1984.  Prior to ECU, Linkous worked at Eastman Chemical Company for four years.  With experience in the Operations and Lending departments, she has served as Director of Mortgage Lending since 2003.  Linkous received her Certified Credit Union Executive designation from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

    Additionally, Eastman Credit Union is announcing organizational changes that support a growing membership and their financial service needs.

    Darrell Dinsmore has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer.  Dinsmore, who was most recently Senior Vice President of IT, began his ECU career in 1997.  Prior to ECU, he worked at Eastman Chemical Company for eight years as a Systems Analyst.  He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1988.  He also attended the Credit Union Executives Society CEO Institute from 2012–2014. 

    Russ Ayscue has been named Vice President, Chief Information Officer.  Ayscue joined ECU in 2016 and was previously the Director of Technical Services at Wellmont Health System.  He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University and an M.S. in Information Technology from Florida Tech University. 

    About Eastman Credit Union

    ECU is one of the largest credit unions in the country with $6.5 billion in assets. ECU is a not-for-profit financial service cooperative serving over 260,000 members from more than 30 locations. Credit union members have access to more than 56,200 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide through the Allpoint™ and Presto!® ATM Networks and a wide range of financial services, including free checking and free online banking.  For additional information about ECU, visit www.ecu.org or call 800.999.2328. 

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