About Us

We're a credit union, a not-for-profit financial institution proudly serving our community and members for over 60 years. With all the choices out there, why pick Radiant Credit Union? YOU OWN US. Our members aren’t just customers, they’re owners. This means when you join Radiant Credit Union, you get a voice in how we do business. As a not-for-profit cooperative, we return our profits to our member-owners in the form of better rates, lower fees, a higher return on deposits, and personalized service.

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Leadership Team

Board of Directors

board of directors
  1. (left to right)
    John Power
  2. Chad King - Chairman
  3. Cynthia Brochu- Vice-Chairperson
  4. Calvin DeCoursey
  5. Sharon Papciak
  6. Jane Taylor - Secretary
  7. David Nicholson
  8. April Savarese
  9. Charles Geiger, Sr. - Treasurer

Management Team

management team
  1. (left to right)
  2. Kelly Chesser, Chief Operations Officer
  3. Kim Maxwell, Vice President of Operations
  4. Trey Presnell, Chief Financial Officer
  5. Wes Strickland, Vice President of Marketing
  6. Tom Barnard, President/CEO
  7. Josh Emerson, Vice President of Credit
  8. Matthew Braddy, Chief Lending Officer
  9. Rachel Murphy, Vice President of Consumer Lending
  10. Tannia Weaver, Vice President of Risk/Compliance
  11. Andrew Cuomo, Chief People Officer

Supervisory Committee

supervisory committee
  1. (left to right)
  2. Daryl Cooper - Chairman
  3. Tresca Clemmons
  4. Brenda Stormant - Secretary
  5. Louis Frost - Vice Chairman
  6. John Durr (not pictured)

History of Radiant Credit Union


Marvis B. Roberts and several other Alachua County, Florida employees of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) each put up $5 to give Florida USDA Federal Credit Union its first $50 in assets.


Our field of membership was expanded to serve all federal employees in Alachua County, Florida, including employees of the newly built Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Federal Government Employees Credit Union in Lake City, Florida, was merged into then Florida USDA Federal Credit Union. This expanded our field of membership to also include federal employees in Columbia County, Florida.


Under new provisions from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the credit union started adding membership groups to our field of membership. All members of each individual membership group had to have a common bond among themselves.


The name was changed to SunState Federal Credit Union because we no longer just served USDA employees. This name was chosen to reflect our evolution into a major financial resource for the communities and members we now serve.


Under new NCUA guidelines regarding underserved populations, SunState Federal Credit Union expanded its field of membership to include people who lived, worked, worshiped or attended school in the low income communities of Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties, Florida.


SunState Federal Credit Union converted from an occupational-based federal charter, to a community-based federal charter, serving anyone who lived, worked, worshiped or attended school in Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, or Levy County, Florida.


SunState FederalCredit Union’s community-based field of membership was expanded to also include Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union Counties. Field of membership


2019 - SunState Federal Credit Union grew to more than $491 million in assets, with more than 37,700 members.


In 2021 SunState Federal Credit Union converted to a State Charter and became Radiant Credit Union and expanded its field of membership to 16 counties including Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union in Florida. 


2022 - Radiant Credit Union grew to more than $703 million in assets, with more than 42,300 members.