Eastman Credit Union

Eastman Credit Union (ECU) is a credit union headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, that is insured by the National Credit Union Administration. It was founded in 1934, originally to serve employees of the Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company.

Eastman Credit Union
TypeCredit union
IndustryFinancial services
FoundedSeptember 1934; 88 years ago (1934-09)
HeadquartersKingsport, Tennessee, U.S.
Number of locations
35 Branches, Service Centers, and Offices
Key people
Kelly Price, (CEO)
ProductsSavings; checking; consumer loans; mortgages; investments; online banking
Total assets$7.5 billion USD

In 2005, it expanded to a community charter, opening membership to the wider community.[1]

The current CEO is Kelly Price.

ECU has over 290,000 members and over $7.5 billion in assets.[2] It is the largest credit union in the state of Tennessee by asset size.[3]

Membership is open to residents in the following counties:

In Virginia: Lee, Scott, Wise, Washington, Dickenson, and Russell.

In Tennessee: Sevier, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Cocke, Greene, Unicoi, Carter, Washington, Hawkins, Hancock, and Sullivan.

In Texas: Gregg and Harrison.[4]

Additionally, membership is open to employees of companies that have partnered with ECU and their immediate families. The largest of these companies are Eastman Chemical Company and Food City.[5]


  1. ^ Sharon Hayes (October 9, 2009). "Eastman Credit Union celebrates 75th anniversary". Times-News. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Results Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Eastman Credit Union (June 16, 2022). "ECU Celebrates Convenience at Clinchfield Branch". Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  4. ^ East Credit Union Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Sponsor and Contractor Companies of Eastman Credit Union Retrieved June 27, 2018.

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