Pensacola, Fla. (April 27, 2022) – Pen Air Federal Credit Union (Pen Air) announces the passing of former CEO, Betty Petree (June 24, 1929 – April 21, 2022).
“We are saddened at the loss of Ms. Petree. A loyal Pen Air employee for 36 years, she served as a member of the Board of Directors for an additional 16,” says Delbert Lee Morgan, Pen Air Federal Credit Union President & CEO. “Ms. Petree originally joined us as a Clerk in 1956. Her upward trajectory within the credit union is a testament to her character and love for Pen Air.”
Petree’s leadership would receive many accolades during her time with Pen Air. Most notably, she was recognized as Boss of the Year courtesy of Credit Women International (1979), Professional of the Year from National Association of Federal Credit Union (1992), and Volunteer of the Year by National Association of Federal Credit Union (2004). Petree would also be inducted into the Defense Credit Unions Councils Hall of Honor (2007) before retiring from the Pen Air Board of Directors as Director Emeritus in 2015.