Vipperman to head ORNL FCU

Jay FitzOur Town Leaders

Jenny Vipperman has been named president and chief executive officer of ORNL Federal Credit Union, effective October 1, 2023. She will replace Colin Anderson, who will retire after serving over 10 years at ORNL FCU, including eight years as president.

Vipperman, with over 15 years in the credit union industry, joins ORNL FCU from VyStar Credit Union, located in Jacksonville, Florida, where she served as chief lending officer. In that role, she led VyStar in its efforts to become a military-family brand and employer and receive its designation as a community development financial institution (CDFI).

During her tenure at VyStar, Vipperman developed numerous proprietary lending programs to serve the underserved and managed the growth of the credit union’s diverse and profitable portfolio by more than $4 billion in five years.

Board chair Randy Gorman said Vipperman’s “unique experience and expertise of the credit union industry will be essential as ORNL FCU continues to grow and be the best financial partner for our members.”

Vipperman earned an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA from George Mason University. She earned the Certified Mortgage Banker designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2020. Active in her community, Vipperman was appointed by the Jacksonville mayor to serve on the board of Kids Hope Alliance, and she volunteers with several charities including Habitat for Humanity and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

ORNL FCU provided information for this report.


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