From Teller Line To Corner Office At Greylock FCU
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The unexpected departure of Greylock FCU’s well-known CEO two weeks ago has provided an extraordinary opportunity for Marilyn Sperling, executive vice president of the $1.3 billion credit union named interim CEO, who started her financial services career 35 years ago as a teller at local Berkshire Bank & Trust.
The 55-year-old Sperling, now the obvious favorite for the permanent job in the corner office, joined Greylock 25 years ago and was named vice president in 2003 when Angelo Stracuzzi was ascending to the CEO’s job. Stracuzzi, who helped build the one-time General Electric employees credit unions from just over $700 million, was dismissed after it was disclosed he was involved in a misdemeanor assault in Maine.
The credit union, one of the biggest financial institutions in western Massachusetts, has already marked the changeover, removing the highly visible Stracuzzi from local advertisements and replacing them with a new print and radio campaign called “I Am Greylock,” which focuses on individual employee achievements.