State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) Holds Grand Opening Celebration at New Branch Location in Charleston, SC


Alexandria, VA, October 30, 2018 — SDFCU celebrated the grand opening of its new branch at Charleston FLETC at 2009 Dyess Avenue in Charleston, SC on Friday, October 26. This new location provides full-service banking products and services to the approximately 1,700 employees currently working at the facility and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

At the Grand Opening event, Marlene Schwartz, Chairman of the Board of Directors stated, "We were pleased to be given the opportunity to open a branch at this location by our sponsor, the Department of State. For years, we have been visiting the facility to provide seminars and services to our members located here. With a a branch onsite now, we can better serve the needs of existing members and introduce SDFCU to other employees at the center."

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (L-R: Marlene Schwartz, Chairman, Board of Directors; Ashlee Gourdine, MSR; Patricia Little, MSR; Rikki Handy, Branch Manager; Jan Roche, CEO; Jim Robertson, Board member) 

“We are excited to work side-by-side with the community working at the Charleston FLETC.” added Jan Roche, CEO, “We hope the new branch will become an integral part of the activities at the Charleston FLETC and that the employees here will enjoy the convenience of taking care of all of their banking needs onsite.”  

SDFCU Staff Celebrates the Grand Opening (L-R: Kim Hunter; Bill Thorla; Don DiMatteo; Patricia Little; Ashlee Gourdine; Rikki Handy; Lisa Riley; Kevin Everette)

The Grand Opening festivities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the branch as well as a meet-and-greet for attendees to speak with representatives from the SDFCU Board of Directors and staff.


State Department Federal Credit Union is a member-owned full-service financial institution that is committed to serving its over 80,000 members worldwide. With over $1.9 Billion in assets, SDFCU offers a wide range of financial products and special services that address the diverse and unique needs of its members. Visit SDFCU