Introducing Keesler Federal’s New President and CEO
Welcome, Andy Swoger!
Andy Swoger comes to Keesler Federal as a seasoned credit union executive with more than fifteen years of credit union experience. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the $1.5 Billion Texans Credit Union in Dallas, Texas.
Andy has an impressive history of robust leadership. At Texans Credit Union, Andy and his team executed the largest Credit Union “turnaround” to date. When Texans was declared “insolvent” in 2011 and taken into Conservatorship by the NCUA, Andy and his team were hired to put the credit union back on track. Through numerous initiatives that he developed and led, the credit union’s Net Income achieved record highs in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In each year, Texans’ Net Income exceeded $20 million with 2015 producing the single best fiscal year in the 63 year history of the institution. One of the reasons Andy was successful was because he made sure the new initiatives placed emphasis back on the credit union members.
This time, Mr. Swoger will be joining a trusted, financially strong financial cooperative when he takes the helm of Keesler Federal Credit Union on June 20, 2016. He will be taking over for President and CEO, John Goff, upon Mr. Goff’s retirement after 29 years of Keesler Federal service.
Andy is a graduate of Kent State University where he majored in Finance. His business philosophy is simple, “Take care of our members and the members will take care of the credit union. Every project we undertake and every dollar we spend must go toward one primary goal: to exceed our members’ expectations 100% of the time.”
Regarding his new career direction with Keesler Federal, Andy says, “I am honored and extremely grateful for this opportunity to serve as the CEO for such a storied and fiscally strong institution”.
Andy, his wife, Renee, and their two children, Eli (6) and Layla (3) will now make the Mississippi Gulf Coast their home. Keesler Federal is delighted to welcome them.