Chuck Purvis, CEO of Coastal Credit Union



Chuck Purvis is President and CEO of Coastal Federal Credit Union, $3.1B credit union that serves more than 255,000 members. He has 35 years of senior management experience with credit union organizations, including First Carolina Corporate Credit Union, the North Carolina Credit Union League, and U.S. Central Credit Union.

Chuck is the co-inventor of the Personal Teller Machine video banking system. He is a past advisor to the Filene Research Institute, past Chairman of the National Credit Union Foundation, a board member of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation and the Co-Op Financial Services Board, an advisory board member to CUDL, and a board member of the United Way of the Greater Triangle.

In 2016, Chuck was named Businessperson of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal. He has also has been named Chief Executive of the Year from Credit Union Executives Society, and earned the coveted Herb Wegner Award from the National Credit Union Foundation, one of the industry’s highest honors.


Coastal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” 

Today, with $3.1 billion in assets, Coastal serves 255,000 members from 1,700 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina. Coastal operates 23 branches in central North Carolina and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 5,000 shared branches, 80,000 surcharge-free ATMs, mobile banking featuring mobile check deposit, and a robust offering of online services at .

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