MAX names Auburn resident Martin Head chief executive officer and president


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The MAX Board of Directors named Auburn resident Martin Head president and CEO of MAX Credit Union effective on Oct. 15. Head was previously the chief lending officer for MAX.
Head replaces Greg McClellan, who retired after 34 years June 7.
“I am pleased to welcome Martin as our new CEO. Martin is a strategic leader with a vision for our present and future and has demonstrated the skills needed to continue MAX’s transition into 21st century banking. With more than 31 years of consumer and business banking experience at Amsouth Bank, Aliant Bank and MAX, Martin has shown his ability to lead change, drive results and innovate in a changing banking environment,” said MAX Board Chair Keivan Deravi.
“I want to thank our CEO Search Committee for conducting a thorough process that was comprehensive in its diligence and reach. The committee focused on top industry talent, and in Martin, we are confident that we have identified the best leader to take MAX forward,” said Board Vice-Chair and CEO Search Committee Chair, Barbara Starr.
“It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to lead an exceptional financial institution like MAX Credit Union. To carry on the work of all of those before me gives me great pleasure as we continue to be a vital part of our communities. I plan to work diligently with our Board, Management Team, employees and our communities to ensure MAX’s reputation for value, community and integrity remains the same,” Head said.
Head serves on multiple community and civic boards and is a graduate of Auburn University and the LSU School of Banking.
About MAX
MAX is a leading, locally owned financial institution in Alabama, with more than $1.4 billion in assets.
Serving their communities for more than 64 years, MAX provides a full suite of consumer and business financial products, including checking, savings, loans, wealth management, insurance, mortgages and online and mobile banking. MAX has 18 branch locations across its Alabama footprint and more than 30,000 surcharge free ATMs. With approximately 323 team members, MAX is committed to providing exceptional customer service and value. Please visit for more information.


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