Who We Are
Who is Pinnacle Credit Union?
- Not-for-profit financial institution owned and operated by our members.
- Our Board of Directors is democratically elected by you, our members
- Each of our members has an equal vote, despite the amount on deposit.
- Typically, we can return profits to our members through higher saving rates, lower loan rates and convenient services
Who can join Pinnacle Credit Union?
With our original membership serving the Atlanta Board of Education beginning in 1926, Pinnacle has greatly evolved to encompass employers from a wide range of industries, plus several communities. To view our extensive list of eligible employers and communities, please click here.
And once you are a member, any person related to you by blood, marriage or adoption can also join the credit union. And the best part is, membership at Pinnacle can be enjoyed throughout your lifetime.
Once a member, always a member!
How do I join Pinnacle Credit Union?
- Eligible individuals can join Pinnacle by simply opening a savings account with a minimum deposit of just $25
- Initial membership deposit, as with any other, can be accumulated via payroll deduction
Are Pinnacle CU accounts insured?
Absolutely! Pinnacle offers the utmost security by insuring all accounts up to $250,000 through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency.
Board of Directors
Walter Thompson - Chairman of Board of Directors
Walt grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Grady High. He then attended Auburn University where he received a BS degree. After college, he went to work for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for 32 years. He served in management and executive positions including regional director. Following early retirement, Walter has done some financial institution consulting, served as executive director for Habitat for Humanity and worked part time for several CPA firms during tax season. Walt is involved in community services including Boys & Girls Club, United Way, Rotary Club, Meals on Wheels, and many activities with his church. He is also a Vietnam Veteran.
Anthony Scalese - Director/Chairman of Supervisory Committee
Anthony is a CPA and a Partner in the Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures (M&A) group of Deloitte & Touche LLP and has over 15 years of public accounting experience including over 12 years in M&A; where he has led the financial due diligence on a variety of transactions for some of the largest private equity investors in the US in both a buy side and sell side capacity. He is Co-founder and Treasurer of The Madison Ave Community Fund a 501(c)3 which puts on the annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby a local family event in Decatur GA with the mission to support the kids of Decatur by providing similar childhood experience and opportunity to succeed. The Derby has raised over $100k to further this mission in its first 6 years and Anthony was awarded a Hometown Hero award by the City of Decatur in 2016 for his efforts.
Alan Weeks - Secretary of Board of Directors/Co-Chairman of ALCO Committee
Alan graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts and Georgia State University in 1990 with Business Administration. Alan has served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant, became a CPA in 1988 and was responsible for all accounting functions and financial reporting while he was the U.S. Controller for Sandvik. Sandvik is a Swedish multinational company providing mining, drilling, and tooling equipment. In his years of retirement since 2008, Alan enjoys attending Stockbridge United Methodist Church, golfing, reading and traveling.
Dennis White - Director/Chairman of Nominations Committee
Dennis has 36 years of experience in Human Resources. His most recent position was VP Organization and Human Resources for Lafarge US; an international building materials company. With his Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, he has done over 10 years of formal coaching for both internal and external clients. Dennis graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Industrial Management, a Juris Doctor from Woodrow Wilson College of Law, and a M.A. Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University.
Jimmy Taylor - Vice-Chairman/Chairman of Credit Committee
Jimmy is retired after 38 years of service with the Atlanta Public Schools; as a teacher, counselor, coach and 32 years as a principal. He currently serves as a Federal Voting Rights Observer for the U.S. Department of Justice, and volunteers as an Income Tax Preparer. Jimmy is formerly a member of the Board of Directors of Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity and Chairman of their Family Selection Committee. He is also involved with the Gwinnett Soccer Association on their fund raising committee and works on the Constitution Revision Committee at his church. Jimmy has been a member of Pinnacle Credit Union for over 40 years.