The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), inducted three credit union leaders into its Hall of Fame during an induction reception at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington DC Tuesday evening.
Credit union leaders throughout the United States and abroad were on hand to help celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals.
Inducted into the AACUC Hall of Fame were:
“We are very proud to honor these servant leaders. They are titans in the industry, and their work embodies the credit union motto of people helping people,” said Timothy L. Anderson, president/CEO of GPO FCU and AACUC Chairman of the Board.
Hoosman was president/CEO at Vantage CU for 19 years. Under his leadership, Vantage grew from $203 million in assets with three locations and 38,662 members to $705 million in assets with 15 locations and 101,710 members upon his retirement in 2013. Hoosman was an instrumental contributor to the global credit union movement. He was a chairman of the AACUC and led the effort among credit unions to contribute over 1 million dollars to the Martin Luther King monument in Washington D.C.
Lewis has served as the president/CEO of Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU (APGFCU), for 24 years. He became the second president/CEO of the credit union in 1995. During his tenure, Lewis has led APGFCU to reach more than a billion dollars in assets and with more than 125,000 members. Lewis and the credit union have been recognized for many awards and accolades.
Peggy Peacock began a public service career when she was hired in 1967 by the City of Baltimore as a Neighborhood Development Assistant for the Community Action Agency. She has been a member of the MECU board of directors for 18 years.