Garland Avent is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU).
Prior to serving in this capacity, Avent held the position of Vice President, Finance from 2006-2008 after coming to LGFCU from State Employees’ Credit Union where he was employed for 25 years, most recently as Vice President/Assistant Comptroller.
As CFO of LGFCU, Avent is responsible for determining new lines of business; handling risk management, such as managing internal controls and balance sheets; participating in the development of LGFCU’s annual financial plan; formulating new policies and making decisions within existing policies. In this position, Avent is able to work toward his goal of growing the credit union by increasing both membership and the number of local government units it serves, as well as expanding its delivery of services.
Avent is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, holds several insurance and securities licenses and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from North Carolina Central University.
He was born in Pleasant Hill, NC, and currently resides in Wake Forest with his wife and three children.