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New Faces at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union

July 10, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 7) — Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is pleased to announce the addition of Jed Mescon as community engagement liaison and Nancy Hale as a business lender.

Mescon joined TVFCU after a 28-year career in the news media and most recently after serving as the vice president of marketing and public relations at Erlanger Health System. In his role, Mescon is responsible for community engagement initiatives throughout TVFCU’s 13-county service area. 

“We are excited to have Jed as part of our marketing team,” said John Merritt, vice president of marketing at TVFCU. “Jed is very creative and has a wealth of ideas, drawing upon his decades of community service.” 

Mescon graduated from Arizona State University and has a master of education from Travecca Nazarene University. He serves on the board of the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga and The Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center. 

Hale joined TVFCU after working in the banking industry for more than 30 years. She brings both consumer and commercial lending experience to the not-for-profit credit union. In her role in TVFCU’s Business and Commercial Services Division, Hale will help business members secure funding. 

“Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our business members need strong financial support,” said Tommy Nix, vice president of business and commercial services. “Nancy transitioned seamlessly to the credit union industry and has been able to provide immediate benefit to our business members.” 

Hale attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and completed the Southeastern School of Banking at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Dayton and serves on the Board of We Care Community Services, Inc. 

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About Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union 
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU), a not-for-profit financial cooperative, was established in 1936 when 57 Chattanooga TVA employees pooled $500 to create the member-owned credit union. Today, TVFCU serves more than 153,000 members who live, work, worship, volunteer or attend school throughout the 13-county service community. With more than $1.8 billion in assets and 18 branches throughout the area, TVFCU is the largest credit union in the region. For more information about TVFCU, please visit

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