VyStar Board Member Ralph Story Announces Retirement
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Jacksonville, Florida – Brian E. Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union, announced that Ralph R. Story will retire, effective May 31st, from VyStar Credit Union’s Board of Directors after 56 years of service. During his tenure, Mr. Story served in several key roles on the credit union’s Board of Directors. In 2015, VyStar’s Service Center in Orange Park was dedicated and renamed the Story Center in honor of Mr. Story’s years of dedicated service and commitment to the credit union.
Wolfburg said, “Ralph joined VyStar (formally Jax Navy Federal) when the credit union had $27 million in assets and 31,624 members. With Ralph’s support and guidance, VyStar has grown to over $8.6 billion and 655,000 members. We greatly appreciate Ralph’s diligent service and the contribution he has made to VyStar’s success.”
During his 56 years with VyStar, Mr. Story served as Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Supervisory Committee Chairman, and Policy Committee Chairman of the Board, as well as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of VyStar Financial Group. Mr. Story served 12 years active duty and reserves for the U.S. Navy and retired from NADEP Jacksonville after 36 years.
Mr. Story said, “It has been my privilege to have served VyStar and many other credit union industry organizations. Serving these organizations has given me the opportunity to volunteer alongside some of the finest members of our local, state and national credit union communities.”
Mr. Story has also persistently worked on behalf of the credit union movement, earning recognition from the Florida Credit Union League (23 years of service), Credit Union National Association (15 years), the Defense Credit Union Council (13 years), National Credit Union Foundation (three years), and the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) for the work he has done while serving on their boards.
VyStar Credit Union is the largest credit union headquartered in Northeast Florida. VyStar now serves over 655,000 members, with assets totaling more than $8.6 billion. VyStar membership is open to everyone who lives or works in the 49 contiguous counties of Central to North Florida and the Southeast Georgia counties of Camden, Charlton, Glynn and Ware.