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About Us

Gulf Credit Union has been privileged to serve our members since 1939 by providing a wide range of outstanding financial products and services.

Gulf Credit Union began in an office at the Gulf Oil company with just two employees. Today, we have grown to nearly 85 employees serving over 24,000 members. We have created strong relationships with our members for more than 80 years, and we consider it an honor to meet the needs of new members as well.

Persons who live, worship, work or attend school, businesses and other legal entities in Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Chambers, Polk, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Tyler counties and Bolivar Peninsula can become part of our growing financial family and enjoy benefits including free bill pay; e-statements; an instant-issue debit card at all locations; the ability to choose your own PIN; mobile banking; low interest loan rateschecking accounts with overdraft protection, and much more.

We also offer you convenient locations throughout Southeast Texas – in Beaumont, Bridge City, Groves, and Mid County – as well as mobile banking apps, shared branching, and online access so you can bank from virtually anywhere.

Because we are a credit union, our financial institution is owned by our members. You are treated as an individual because we understand no two people are alike nor have the same needs. That’s why we work hard to build lifelong relationships one experience at a time.

We invite you to visit our friendly and knowledgeable staff at the location nearest you, or contact us to learn more about how we can help meet your financial needs.

Our Vision

Be the trusted financial partner by delivering innovative solutions that provide value and convenience to our members.

Board of Directors

Name Term Ends
Johnny Lewallen, Chairman 2025
Barry Gorman, Vice Chairman 2026
Logan Delcambre, Secretary/Treasurer 2024
Karen Brown 2026
Joshua Lege 2024
Robert Lovelace 2025
Dustin Marsh 2025

Our Mission

To build lifelong relationships one experience at a time.

Executive Staff

Todd Gaudin, President/CEO
Stephine Adams, Senior Vice President/COO
Linda Rials, Senior Vice President/CFO
Kathy Wolford, Executive Assistant

Management Staff

Veronica Chaney, Assistant Vice President of Operations
Tracy Chesser, Assistant Vice President of Lending
Amanda Daigle, Assistant Vice President of Technology
Sue Lane, Assistant Vice President of Marketing
Amanda Baldwin, Talent & Benefits Director
Georgetta Carvin, Risk Management Director
Belinda George, Ed.D, Culture & Experience Director
Josh Prudhomme, IT & Facilities Director
Kristy Byers, Consumer Lending Manager
Lana Faulk, Collections Manager
Stefanie Guidry, Support Services Manager
Holly Hebert, Community Engagement Manager
Jessica Johnson, Branch Manager
Lacy Martin, Assistant Branch Manager
Dawanda Minor, Mortgage Lending Manager
Nate Sanford, IT Manager
Greta Smith, People Experience Manager
Vanessa Vigeon, Virtual Services Manager
Benji Sticker, Financial Analyst

Gulf Investment Group

John Pat White II, CRPC-Vice President of Wealth Management

Core Values – GULF

  • Growth – We are committed to investing in the growth of our employees, members, and communities.
  • Uniqueness – We encourage creativity and embrace everyone for their unique contributions.
  • Leadership – We lead with integrity, respect, and courage to shape a better future for others.
  • Focus – We focus on improving processes and delivering innovative solutions to those we serve.

What Is a Credit Union?

A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, owned, and democratically controlled by its members and operated for the purpose of promoting thrift, providing credit at competitive rates, and delivering other financial services to its members.

As a cooperative, a credit union is unique in the financial world. Credit unions exist to serve their members. Gulf Credit Union is dedicated to the philosophy of “People Helping People.” Rather than paying profits to stockholders, credit unions return earnings to members in the form of dividends and improved member services at rates frequently more favorable than those available at banks.

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