Alabama ONE Makes Strategic Changes in its Leadership TEAM

Alabama ONE is excited to announce three strategic moves within the Alabama ONE TEAM. These Leadership changes lay a solid foundation to transition Alabama ONE into a large, multi-branch, multi-region Credit Union that serves Members in 58 of 67 Alabama counties, well prepares Alabama ONE for its planned future growth, and ensures the very best service to our Members.

Shelby Grantham appointed as Chief Operations Officer

Tuscaloosa, AL: Alabama ONE announced Shelby Grantham has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer, reporting to CEO, Bill Wells. Previously, Grantham served as the Senior Director of Operations. Grantham was hired at Alabama ONE in 2015 bringing a wealth of knowledge from prior experience at larger financial institutions and through her time spent in the manufacturing industry. Grantham is a key member of Alabama ONE’s Leadership Team. Her vast experience, ability to adjust to an ever changing environment, and commitment to train and grow the operations of Alabama ONE’s accounting team helped prepare Alabama ONE for further growth and expansion. “I am so excited for Shelby taking on this new role for us.” says Wells.

Grantham said, “Watching the credit union grow and flourish over the last eight years and being nurtured by so many wonderful people from so many different places really shows you what a team can do. I am proud and thankful for all of the people who have gotten me to this point in my life and I look forward to many more years at Alabama ONE.”

Tracy Beams appointed Senior Director of Human Resources and promoted to Alabama ONE’s Leadership TEAM

Alabama ONE has appointed Tracy Beam as Senior Director of Human Resources (HR). Beam possesses the extensive experience and industry passion to lead the HR Department to new heights. As Director of HR, Beam led all Human Resource activities, ensuring that personnel functions are uniformly applied. CEO, Bill Wells, shared his enthusiasm stating, “Tracy’s vast and deep experience handling human resource duties and responsibilities at Alabama ONE has proven extremely beneficial as we build out our statewide franchise. Tracy will help lead our efforts to build and guide our TEAM as we go into new markets to better serve our existing, and new, Members of Alabama ONE.” Beam stated, “I bring over 28 years of acquired skills and experience to the Alabama ONE TEAM. My in-depth understanding of Human Resources enables me to align both business and team goals. Being promoted to Alabama ONE’s Leadership TEAM is an honor. I will continue to strive to exceed all expectations and be a positive leader within the institution.” Beam is a mother of 5 and has called Tuscaloosa her home for 23 years.

Jennifer Naves appointed Senior Director of Member Experience and promoted to Alabama ONE’s Leadership Team

Alabama ONE reported that Jennifer Naves has been promoted to Senior Director of Member Experience and added to Alabama ONE’s Leadership Team, reporting to CEO, Bill Wells. Beginning at Alabama ONE in 2019 as the Sales and Service Manager, Naves has always put Members’ needs first. In 2022, Naves was chosen to lead Alabama ONE’s Member Experience initiative. “Jennifer brings a committed focus to how we meet the needs of our Members and plays an instrumental role in achieving one of Alabama ONE’s five foundational pillars, Providing Excellent Member Service,” said Wells. Naves’ goal is to “improve the experience Members have when interacting with Alabama ONE, ensuring that every interaction is positive, consistent, and easy.” Naves is passionate about hearing from Alabama ONE’s Members and looks forward to taking feedback received to make improvements.  Naves states, “we are here to serve our Members and we want every Member to feel good about doing business with Alabama ONE.” Naves is a Tuscaloosa native, a graduate of the University of Alabama, and has worked in the financial services industry since 2006.

About Alabama ONE

Alabama ONE Credit Union, based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was chartered in 1951 as the TRW Federal Credit Union. Today, Alabama ONE is a ONE billion-dollar plus, full-service financial institution with 26 branches statewide. Serving more than 90,000 Members across Alabama, Alabama ONE offers membership to persons or businesses (relatives and owners thereof) living, working, attending school, doing business, or receiving power from any of the 23 Alabama Rural Electric Cooperatives – a field of membership covering approximately 58 of 67 counties in Alabama. Alabama ONE provides a unique offering of consumer, business, agricultural, and mortgage related products, as well as wealth management and a full-service insurance agency. Alabama ONE is dedicated to giving members the resources they need to build the strong financial future they deserve.


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