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Board Bio Tony Brown

Tony Brown
Board Director

Tony Brown

"Credit unions are a family ... the connection with the members, serving people over profits." 

With nearly 30 years of local government experience, Tony Brown brings a wealth of knowledge to his role on the Board of Directors for both Civic and Local Government Federal Credit Unions.  


Brown began his service with LGFCU in 1998 as a member of the LGFCU Roanoke River Advisory Council before joining the board of both credit unions in 2022. 

Brown says he felt drawn to become the newest credit union board member, because his “personal goals and life’s work align with the credit unions’ mission ‘To improve the lives of members.’”  

The University of North Carolina-Pembroke graduate began his career with four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force and was an active member of the Air Force Reserves. He then worked in local government in Orange County before ending up in Halifax County, where he spent most of his career, retiring as Halifax County Manager. Brown credits being the County Manager for 15 years as one of his most significant career accomplishments. He was the County’s longest serving manager even exceeding the national average.   

Brown will tell anyone that his “work in local government was enjoyable because I can see the positive changes and differences I’ve made that affect people’s lives, especially in rural Halifax County.”  


Brown is a longtime member of the credit union and remembers how the credit union helped him buy his first car and assisted him when he needed it most.  

“My work on the credit union boards is a good extension of what I've always done in my career. Now I get to pay it forward,” says Brown. 

“Credit unions are a family. The connection with the members — serving people over profits — helping members understand and be prepared for the changes that are coming.”  

Tony Brown at an event


Brown believes the credit unions should be positioned to help North Carolinians move toward a better quality of life by:  

  • Being innovative and charting our own course to address members’ needs.  
  • Continuing to engage with members, seeking continual feedback on what works or needs improvement. 
  • Educating members on how to be safe online.  


  • Board of Trustees, North Carolina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System (LGERS) 
  • Vice Chair, Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau 
  • Board member, Halifax County Arts Council  
  • Member, Halifax County Business Horizons Inc. 
  • Member, Halifax County Human Relations Committee 
  • Life member, NC City County Managers Association 


  • Board member, NC Association of County Commissioners