Its official. Keys Federal Credit Union has tapped Maggie Coleman-Sayer as the new Chief Executive Officer. “I am truly honored, our group of employees have accomplished a lot,” she said. “I am excited to keep the momentum going.”
Sayer is a Marathon resident who graduated from Marathon High School. She and her wife, M.P. are raising two boys and are active in many civic activities like youth sports and volunteer their time for many community events like the 7 Mile Bridge Run and Mara-Tri.
“That list is about to grow significantly,” she added.
She joined the credit union nine years ago as Director of Technology and was named interim Executive Vice President this past October.
“Local, homegrown leadership to serve our community is truly representative of what Keys Federal Credit Union is all about for the Florida Keys.” — Scott Duszynski
Sayer will work with outgoing CEO Scott Duszynski to ensure a smooth transition. Ron Demes, chairman of the Keys Federal board, said, “Maggie is the perfect choice to lead Keys Federal Credit Union into the future,” he said.
Duszynski added, “It is exciting that the Board has hired a very competent, local leader to continue the success of the credit union in serving this community.”
Keys Federal Credit Union is being recognized this week at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions’ Seattle, Washington conference for being the nation’s Credit Union of the Year. There are 4,647 credit unions in the category.
Sayer says she will continue to follow the path set by Duszynski. “He is well-known for his community involvement and he has a wealth of unique knowledge that I have been tapping into,” she added. “Keys Federal is the oldest locally-owned financial institution in the Keys. We are going to continue to focus on providing great member service as we have for the past 78 years.”
Credit union vs. bank
Credit unions are different than banks because they are owned by the members and are not-for-profit institutions. That means profits are given back in the way of better rates on loans and deposits. Anyone who lives or works in Monroe County can be a member of Keys Federal Credit Union.