U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union opens new Alexandria HQ
Credit union HQ and branch is near Braddock Road Metro Station
United States Senate Federal Credit Union (USSFCU) held a grand opening for its Braddock Station corporate headquarters and retail branch in Alexandria on Wednesday.
USSFCU selected 1310 Braddock Place, previously home to the National Industries for the Blind, in 2018. The new Bowman Branch on the first floor replaces the credit union’s Eisenhower Avenue location. It opened to the public on Tuesday. The credit union’s headquarters was also on Eisenhower Avenue, but in a different building.
When it was founded in 1935, USSFCU was headquartered in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building. In 1983, it moved to the Hart Senate Office Building, then to a standalone facility in Alexandria in the ’90s.
USSFCU named the building for Bertie H. Bowman, its longest-serving board member. Bowman served on the board for 46 years, including two terms as its chairman. Bowman was also a U.S. Senate staffer for more than 65 years. Under his leadership, the union went from a few million in assets to more than $1 billion, according to a news release.
“We are celebrating an incredibly significant time in USSFCU history,” USSFCU President and CEO Tim Anderson said in a statement. “Our mission is to improve the financial wellness of our members by integrating sustainability, security, and service into every solution. This purpose is physically embodied throughout our new home.”
USSFCU serves the U.S. Senate and Capitol Hill communities. It has $1.2 billion in assets.