Mr. William Hopgood - Director
FCU Board of Directors
Mr. Hopgood is a native of Cuba. Upon the Castro Government takeover, he and his immediate family relocated to South Florida in 1960. At that time, he completed his last year of high school and went to work in order to gather enough funds to continue his college education. He earned an associate degree from Miami Dade Jr. College and went to work for the State of Florida DOT as a Project Engineer for nine years. He then earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida International University and an MBA from Barry University.
He started working with FP&L in 1973 fulfilling various managerial positions until his retirement in 1999. While at FP&L, he became a board member of the Power Financial Credit Union, where he served for more than 15 years, until relocating to Ocala in 2000. He presently markets insurance on a part-time basis.
Shortly after arriving in Ocala, he became involved in teaching and coaching at the local high school for more than eight years. He enjoys golfing, attending sporting events and being involved in the community. He has been a member of the Florida Credit Union Board since 2015.