The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), inducted seven credit union leaders into its African American Credit Union Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the 25th Annual AACUC Conference in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
“We are so proud of this year’s Hall of Fame honorees,” said AACUC President/CEO Renée Sattiewhite. “The impact on the credit union system by this cohort is so diverse – ranging from regulatory and compliance matters to faith-based community interests. This cohort is particularly special since two past AACUC Board Chairmen are being inducted.”
The 2023 honorees are:
Notable credit union executives including FAMU Federal Credit Union CEO Sheilah Montgomery, retired MECU Credit Union President/CEO Bert J. Hash, Jr. and retired CEO of Local Government Civic Federal Credit Union and Civic Federal Credit Union Maurice R. Smith presented the honorees, sharing personal reflections and remarks.
The ceremony included a keynote address from Officer and fundraising remarks by Ty Muse, 2022 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award, Hall of Fame Honorary Committee Chair, Incoming AACUC National Board Director, and President/CEO of Visions Credit Union.
Marshall Boutwell is the President/CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union. He began his credit union career in this role in 1994. During his tenure, the credit union has grown from $14M to over $916M in total assets. Boutwell is a leader in the credit union movement, has served on numerous boards and committees and has received recognitions including the World Council of Credit Unions Distinguished Service Award. Growing up in a military family, he volunteered for the U.S. Army, where he had a decorated career receiving recognitions including a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. He graduated with honors from Campbell College.
Delores Glover serves as Supervisory Committee Chair for Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union, serving on the committee for over 16 years. She created a new organizational approach to succession at the credit union and collaborated with the National Credit Union Administration, community leaders and state and local government to develop an impactful partnership that strengthens the opportunity for greater success. Glover has served Florida A&M University for more than 31 years in various areas. She is the founder of the recently established Historically Black Credit Union Foundation and managed $142M in Higher Education Emergency Relief funding.
Rodney Hood is the Past Immediate Chairman and currently serves as a Board Member for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), where he represents the agency on the NeighborWorks America Board of Directors. He was nominated and served as the eleventh NCUA Chairman during the Trump Administration. His public and private sector experience includes service at JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to name a few. He has served on multiple boards and received numerous recognitions, including being the first recipient of the “Dream Award” by the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adrian Johnson is the Past Immediate Chairman and currently serves as a Board Member for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), where he represents the agency on the NeighborWorks America Board of Directors. He was nominated and served as the eleventh NCUA Chairman during the Trump Administration. His public and private sector experience includes service at JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to name a few. He has served on multiple boards and received numerous recognitions, including being the first recipient of the “Dream Award” by the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jacqueline Moore is the President/CEO of Faith Community United Credit Union. Her 37-year credit union career has enabled wealth for and within low- and moderate-income households and communities. She obtained a $1.8 million RRP grant from the CDFI to help ensure financial stability for members and staff and redeveloped the credit union’s financial literacy program, aiding parents and students in restructuring their financial goals. She has served on industry and civic-related boards and committees and presently serves on the Ohio Credit Union League and Inclusiv Board of Directors. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Gary A. Officer is the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Workforce Inclusion. He is also the Founder and CEO of the organization’s innovation hub, CWI Labs. Officer served as President of the National Credit Union Foundation, during which the organization grew to a $370 million community investment fund providing grants, loans and secondary capital. His experience includes serving in executive positions at the Newseum and Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and as President/CEO at Rebuilding Together, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and Master of Science MSc International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Larry D. Sewell retired from Together Credit Union as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Advocacy. Sewell introduced diversity as a growth strategy for the credit union in 1996, training and coaching the executive team and all staff for 20 consecutive years. An active credit union advocate for over 28 years, he is the Immediate Past Chairman of the AACUC Board of Directors. He is credited for introducing the “Salad Bowl” diversity concept to credit unions. A retired United States Air Force Commissioned Officer, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Samford University and two master’s degrees.