CUNA, AACUC announce strategic alliance to further DEI

January 12, 2021

CUNA and the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) announced a strategic alliance to further diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the credit union movement. The collaboration agreement focuses on a scholarship program and an online community for black credit union professionals.

“The AACUC is a leading agent of change in the credit union industry. This alliance is an important avenue to bring diverse perspectives and voices to our organizations,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We look forward to working alongside the AACUC to strengthen diversity in the credit union industry.”

The collaboration agreement between the two organizations includes:

  • Annual Membership Exchange: provides each organization with membership access.
  • Scholarship Program: gives employees complimentary registrations to attend premier association events and professional schools.
  • Annual Meeting Exchange: sends employees of each organization to the AACUC Annual Meeting and the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC).
  • AACUC Online Community: provides a space for African-American credit union professionals to share, network and connect.

“It is important to discover new learning opportunities for credit union professionals across the system,” said Renee Sattiewhite, AACUC president/CEO. “We are proud to collaborate with CUNA as we create a future where credit union professionals of diverse backgrounds can not only survive but thrive.”

The liaison between CUNA and the AACUC is Lauren Williams, CUNA media relations strategy manager.