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SAFE Federal Credit Union Names Robin Kelly its Director of Compliance

SUMTER, South Carolina, January 23, 2018Robin Kelly, who has worked at SAFE Federal Credit Union for 18 years, has been named the credit union’s Director of Compliance.

Kelly was SAFE’s Card Services Manager for more than a decade, after starting with the credit union in 2000 as a switchboard operator, working her way up through positions in member services and collections.

In the newly created position, Kelly will assure that SAFE, the largest credit union based in the Midlands, complies with the myriad regulations that apply to credit unions and other financial institutions, in areas from lending to mortgages to fraud. She leads a staff of four.

“When you combine complex regulations and our growth, now that we have passed the billion dollar asset level, it requires the efforts of a lot of good people to make sure that we follow all the rules and protect our members and their money in everything that we do,” said Darrell Merkel, president and CEO of SAFE Federal Credit Union. “We are counting on Robin Kelly to help us in that mission.”

About SAFE Federal Credit Union
SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is the largest credit union based in the Midlands, with $1 billion in total assets, 119,000 members, and 19 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Sumter, Lee, Clarendon, Florence, and Orangeburg counties, as well as parts of Kershaw, Richland, and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 500 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at, on or @SAFEFCU