Bruce Foulke, a member of World Council of Credit Unions' board of directors, represents the U.S. credit union movement as president/CEO of American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia, Pa. Headquartered in Madison, Wis., USA, World Council is the leading international trade association and development agency for credit unions. Worldwide, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196,000,000 people. The regional and national credit union and financial cooperative associations affiliated with World Council represent 57 countries around the globe.
Foulke, elected to the World Council board in 2012, has been president of American Heritage since 1979, when the credit union had four employees, 4,000 members and $4 million in assets. Today, the credit union has 450 employees, 120,000 members and $1.3 billion in assets, serving more than 800 sponsor companies through a 26-branch network.
Foulke has served on the CUNA board of directors, as well as serving on its Governmental Affairs Committee and its World Leadership Development Committee. He served as director of the Pennsylvania Credit Union League from 1988 to 2001, during which time he served as board chair from 1999 to 2001. He also has served as league vice chair and treasurer, treasurer of PACUL Services and as chair of various committees.
Foulke and his credit union have been heavily involved in the global credit union movement, focusing mostly on supporting Kenya and its credit unions. Foulke holds bachelor's degrees in both political science and business administration from North Carolina State University.