SAFE Federal Credit Union Selects New Controller

SUMTER, South Carolina – SAFE Federal Credit Union selected Martha Brendle as its new Controller.

Brendle joins SAFE from Raleigh, North Carolina where she served as Coastal Credit Union’s Accounting Manager.

Her work experience also includes Vice President of Accounting and Controller at Sharonview Federal Credit Union in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

“Martha Brendle is a welcome addition to the SAFE family. Her vast experience in financial reporting and forecasting will be an asset to SAFE as we look for continued growth in the years ahead,” said President and CEO Michael Baker.

“I’m excited to join SAFE at a time of historic growth for the credit union,” said Brendle. “I’ll be working to streamline our financial processes to enhance that productivity even more. I believe the stronger we are financially, the stronger our members are too.”

Brendle holds a bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Gardner Webb University. Her expertise includes accounting workflow enhancement, strategic reporting, and organizational leadership.

SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is one of the largest financial institutions based in South Carolina with over $1.5 billion in assets, 130,000+ members, and 18 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Clarendon, Florence and parts of Richland and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 400 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at, on or @SAFEFCU.

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