During a conversation with former African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) chair Maurice Smith, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and NAFCU President/CEO Dan Berger shared their vision for America’s Credit Unions, should members approve the proposed merger, and how credit unions can support the cooperative mission.
Smith said the proposed merger “feels like a special moment in history” for the credit union movement, one that will shape it going forward.
The conversation also focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within the credit union movement. Nussle, who will lead the proposed America’s Credit Unions, said the industry’s DEI efforts show “diversity is a strength, and unity is an important aspect in our strategy as we advocate for credit unions.”
He stressed America’s Credit Unions will be committed to supporting a pipeline of diverse leaders through investments in education and training, ensuring people have seats at the table to keep these conversations top-of-mind, and securing equity and inclusion in financial services.
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