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Linda Weatherford named Woman of Achievement

on Friday, 18 August 2017. Posted in Good life, Local News, Features

Linda Weatherford has been named the 2017 Woman of Achievement by the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. Weatherford became SPC Credit Union’s first female CEO in January of 2016. Prior to CEO, she served as the Director of Marketing and Business Development for SPC for 12 years. Since 1987, she has worked for credit unions in leadership roles, and has been an advocate for the credit union movement, promoting the philosophy of “people helping people.”

Weatherford achieved success in her career by devoting herself to leadership and developing the credit unions she served into competitive organizations. Travis Walters, chairman of the SPC Board of Directors, said, “In addition to her business competency, Linda possesses tremendous integrity, vision and faith in God. She is passionate about the credit union movement and how we can help others, especially the underserved in our communities.” Under her leadership as Marketing Director, SPC Credit Union’s Cares2Share program received the 2014 Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award and the 2013 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, which is coveted by credit unions across the nation.

“As a professional who believes in investing in others’ development, enriching the community, and balancing her personal and professional commitments, Linda Weatherford embodies the title of Woman of Achievement,” remarked Hartsville Chamber President Quinetta Buterbaugh.

Weatherford serves on the board of the Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL), as the board chairwoman, and the CCUL’s South Carolina Governmental Affairs Committee, as the immediate past chairwoman. She has volunteered on behalf of numerous community organizations: Darlington County Free Medical Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Hope advisory board, House of Hope, The Humane Society and Animal Shelter, The Hartsville Soup Kitchen, Cornerstone Baptist Church Parking Lot Missions, McLeod Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network. She has been a contributor to the McLeod Cancer Center and supporter of Relay for Life. She was named the 2010 Darlington Professional Woman of the Year.

The Chamber will present the award during its first Women’s Leadership Symposium on September 8. For more information about the Symposium, visit www.hartsvillechamber.org.

The Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business advocacy organization founded in 1910. The Chamber provides a voice for local businesses, supports economic development, and promotes the vibrant and personal community that makes Hartsville appealing to businesses and residents.