Ed Williams, President/CEO of Discovery Federal Credit Union, was presented the William W. Pratt Professional of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award by the CrossState Credit Union Association on October 28, 2020 during their first virtual Annual Convention.
The award recognizes an outstanding professional involved in daily credit union operations. Williams’ accolades are many. Ed has served as Discovery FCU’s CEO since 1997, was on the Credit Union National Association Board of Directors from 2008-2017 and the National Credit Union Foundation’s Board of Directors from 2004-2017. He also served on the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors for eight years. He was the PA Credit Union Foundation Grants Committee Chair for six years, the Awards Committee chair for 15, and was a Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Credit Union Council Member from 2003-2008.
Williams is dedicated and involved in the Berks County community as well. He served on the Greater Berks County Food Bank from 2002-2016 and currently serves on the Rudden Family Foundation Board and the St. Ignatius Loyola Finance Committee, is a BCIAA Volleyball Officials Board member and has served on the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Advocacy Council.
“Through his leadership, dedication and support, Ed has energized and strengthened the credit union movement within his community and nationwide, making an ever-lasting impact within the industry,” said Robert M. Shaner, CPA, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Discovery FCU. “And, his unwavering devotion to Discovery and its members is impeccable. The entire Board of Directors and staff at Discovery is very proud and honored by his achievements and this distinguished recognition.”