Ken Shea, MBA, CFP
President & CEO, East Coast Credit Union
Credit unions are often credited with being more in touch with their communities, and certainly that is true of Ken and ECCU. All ATMs and branches are Bullfrogged, and they became a founding member of a community based solar energy cooperative which placed solar panels on a branch and assisted 18 other businesses to develop similar programs, purchasing 600 solar panels in all, with the capacity to produce 120 kW – this initiative generated $6,500 to help green power an affordable housing project. Other initiatives: lower interest loans on electric vehicles, and energy reducing home renovations, and a branch using geo-thermal for heating and cooling.