AACUC celebrates best of DEI, credit union thought leaders

CUNA Chief Economist Mike Schenk addresses the AACUC's 24th Annual Conference. (CUNA photo)

More than 400 executives, young professionals and change agents reunited, reignited and recharged at the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s (AACUC) 24th Annual Conference at St. Pete Beach, Fla.

The weeklong event, sponsored by Trellance, successfully featured conversations devoted to diversity and inclusion, a full-day workshop benefitting CEOs of credit unions with less than $100M in assets, opportunities for professional and career development, connections with vendor-partners solutions and celebrations of Black Excellence.

The conference was full of meaningful moments, chief among them: awarding Visions Federal Credit Union President/CEO Ty Muse with the 2022 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award, NCUA Chairman Todd Harper committing to support the survival of small credit unions and minority-depository institutions during a fireside chat and NCUA Board Member Rodney Hood offering personal reflections and one-on-one conversations with attendees during the conference wrap-up.

Originally planned for 2020 at the TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL, the AACUC pivoted to virtual annual conferences for the last two years. This year’s conference was the first major in-person event for the organization since the COVID-19 pandemic.


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