Former League Chairman passes away

on "March 09, 2017 10:34 am"

Former HFS Federal Credit Union President/CEO and Hawaii Credit Union League Chairman Dorothy Pung Passes Away.

Ashley Yamamoto
HFS Federal Credit Union
(808) 930-1452
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Hilo, HI. (February 21, 2017) –HFS Federal Credit Union’s former President-CEO Dorothy “Dot” Pung passed away on Sunday, February 19th.

Known to many as “Dot”, she was the credit union’s first appointed president in 1975, a position she held until retiring in 2007. Dot is credited with building a strong credit union.  She was instrumental in opening the first credit union office in Hilo, then five additional branches island-wide. Through her leadership, the credit union grew to over $300 million in assets prior to her retirement. One noted accomplishment was spearheading the shift from an occupational charter to a community charter in 2000, opening up the credit union’s services to the entire Island of Hawaii.

Dot received several special recognitions including Hawaii Credit Union League’s Kealohi Professional of the Year award and Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award for business and professional women. She was also deeply committed to the credit union movement and Big Island community. She was chairman of Hawaii Credit Union League from 1981-1982 and again from 1998-2000, chairman of the Big Island Chapter, member of CUNA Bylaws Committee, Junior Achievement, and more.

“We are all saddened by the passing of Dot our former President/CEO,” said current HFS FCU President-CEO Nathan Abe. “She was a great leader, mentor, and friend. Her passion for serving our members and our community continues today through the many employees she hired and trained over the years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family”

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