Paul Callen, former CEO of State Employees Credit Union (SECU) in Jacksonville, FL, passed away Monday, Aug. 24. Mr. Callen served as the CEO of SECU from 1983 to the end of 2008, at which time he retired after 25 years of service. During his tenure, the credit union had some of its most productive years and added significant value to its membership.
Mr. Callen spent his entire professional career in credit unions. His first job, as a high school student, was with State Board of Health Employees Credit Union that later merged into SECU. He also worked for Education Community Credit Union (now Community 1st Credit Union of Jacksonville) for 13 years and, for a short while, Seaboard Credit Union.
His family is not having a public service but would like to do a “Celebration of Life” for Mr. Callen in the near future. There is not a plan or date at this time, however, the League will share details once they are known.