Meet Your New CEO, Raffael Crockett

Shelby County Federal Credit Union proudly announces the appointment of Raffael (Ralph) Crockett as its Chief Executive Officer. Crockett brings over three decades of extensive experience in the credit union sector, marked by a passion for community service and a proven track record of transformative leadership.  In his new role, he plans to elevate and grow Shelby County Federal Credit Union, which was chartered in 1961 and serves the vibrant communities of Shelby and DeSoto Counties.

Prior to joining Shelby County FCU, Ralph served in key leadership positions, notably as a Problem Case Officer with the National Credit Union Administration and as the CEO of BrightStar Credit Union. Under his dynamic leadership at BrightStar, the institution achieved exceptional milestones, including a remarkable 200% growth in assets, restoration of net worth to stellar levels, branded retail look and name change, and a doubling of profits, defying economic downturns.

Ralph attended Mississippi State University and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rust College in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting. His proven visionary approach to leadership extended beyond financial success. He spearheaded initiatives that earned BrightStar recognition as the South Florida Credit Union of the Year in 2011. His commitment to community engagement was exemplified through BrightStar’s support for financial literacy programs in Broward Schools, earning commendation from the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

Colleagues and industry peers commend Ralph for his unwavering integrity, humility, and dedication to serving others. Because of his collaborative spirit and tireless work ethic, Ralph was named by the South Florida Business Journal as a Broward County Ultimate CEO and a Top Power Leader in Banking & Finance, which was recognized by former Governor of Florida Rick Scott.

“I am deeply honored to lead Shelby County Federal Credit Union,” says Ralph Crockett. “I am committed to building upon the credit union’s legacy of service and innovation, and I look forward to working closely with our members, staff, and community partners to achieve our shared goals.”

“The board of directors at Shelby County Federal Credit Union expresses confidence in Ralph’s ability to lead the institution into a new era of growth and prosperity, says Lisa Wimberly, Board Chair. “With his strategic vision and unwavering dedication, he is poised to guide the credit union towards continued success, further strengthening its position as a pillar of financial stability and community support in the greater Memphis area.”