PenFed Credit Union President Ed Cody Named “2021 Credit Union Rock Star” by Credit Union Magazine

President Cody recognized as an outstanding professional advancing the mission of credit unions

Posted: October 5, 2021 at 4:00 a.m. MDT|Update: 1 hour ago

TYSONS, Virginia, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PenFed Credit Union, the country’s second-largest federal credit union, today announced that President Ed Cody is one of 31 credit union professionals and volunteers named 2021 Credit Union Rock Stars by the editorial team of Credit union magazine.

PENFED Logo (PRNewsfoto / PenFed Credit Union)

“President Cody leads with a big heart and embodies the credit union spirit of people who help people,” said PenFed President and CEO and CEO of the PenFed Foundation. Jacques Schenck. “For almost 40 years as a volunteer at PenFed, Ed has given more of himself than he asks in return. who serve our nation. “

The Credit Union Rock Stars program recognizes outstanding credit union professionals and volunteers from a wide range of disciplines who use their unique strengths to advance the missions of their credit unions. This year’s winners were selected for their exceptional creativity, innovation and passion.

“It’s all about the desire to see people succeed,” Cody said. “In every situation, I like to share Coach Lou Holtz’s advice: “Do what’s right, do your best, and treat others as you would like to be treated.” “”

Cody, a US Army veteran during the Vietnam War, began his work in a credit union at age 19 when he helped a faith-based credit union offer small loans to protect its members against usurers. Each loan payment included a savings deposit to strengthen financial security.

After his military service, Cody worked for the Department of Defense until his “retirement”. He then worked for entrepreneurs and his own business in a variety of roles that included connecting disabled veterans with employers. His the story appears on CUNA News, a website published by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

“The 2021 Rock Stars class is diverse in background and strengths,” said Michelle willits, publisher of Credit Union Magazine. “During the tough times of the past year, these Credit Unions Rock Stars have used their unique characteristics to serve their members, communities and colleagues.”

Credit Union Rock Stars are featured in a special digital issue of Credit union magazine.
Find out about all the winners and read their stories on

About PenFed Credit Union
Founded in 1935, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is the second largest federal credit union in the United States, serving 2.4 million members worldwide with more than $ 28 billion active at July 31, 2021. PenFed Credit Union offers market leading certificates, checks, credit cards, personal loans, mortgages, car loans, student loans and a wide range of other financial services. Our mission is to empower members of our community to achieve their financial well-being. PenFed Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. To learn more about PenFed Credit Union, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us @PenFed on Twitter. Interested in working for PenFed? Check us out on LinkedIn. We are proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.

About CUNA
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that defends the interests of all American credit unions, which are owned by 120 million consumer members. CUNA, with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, provides steadfast advocacy, continued professional growth, and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information on CUNA, visit To find the nearest credit union, visit

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