Maria A. LaVelle is the chief executive officer of PHEPLE Federal Credit Union, FKA Westmoreland Community Federal Credit Union. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business and her MBA from Point Park University. She has served as the CEO of the credit union since 2001. In addition to her role on the CFWC board, LaVelle also serves on the board of directors for the Credit Union National Association and the National Credit Union Foundation.
Previously, LaVelle served as the chairman of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation and as a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Credit Union Advisory Council. She also served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association from 2013-2015 and the vice chairman from 2011-2013. LaVelle was board president of the Greensburg Chapter of Credit Unions. She resides in Murrysville, Pennsylvania with her two beautiful daughters, Ciara and Selena.