CU24 Board of Directors elects Alvin Cowans Chairman of the Board and Jimmy Smith as Vice Chairman of the Board

TALLAHASSEE, FL (June 19, 2014) – CU24, operator of the nation’s largest credit union-owned ATM and POS network, announced that the Board of Directors has elected Alvin Cowans as Chairman of the Board and Jimmy Smith as Vice Chairman.  Becky Hulett continues as Secretary/Treasurer.

Mr. Cowans has served on the Board of Directors for eight years.  “Alvin’s leadership during these past years has helped guide CU24 to continued growth and success,” said Mansel Guerry, President and CEO.  “Alvin has been an enthusiastic and insightful supporter of CU24 these many years, and we look forward to continuing to work with him as he assumes the Chairmanship.”

Mr. Cowans is President and CEO of McCoy Federal Credit Union in Orlando, Florida and has spent more than 31 years in the credit union movement.  “I am honored to serve as Chairman and I’m looking forward to working with the CU24 management team and the Board of Directors to continue the success and growth of CU24 as a trusted partner for credit unions,” said Cowans.  “I’ve worked alongside my fellow Board Members for several years now and we are all committed to ensuring that CU24 continues to expand its services to help credit unions meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive financial services environment.”

Jimmy Smith is President and CEO of Singing River Federal Credit Union in Moss Point, Mississippi, and has served on the CU24 Board of Directors since 2012.  Mr. Smith also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Mississippi Credit Union Association and as Vice Chairman of Accolade Investment Advisory, LLC.

The full CU24 Board of Directors consists of:


CU24 is a credit-union owned cooperative that provides a range of services tailored to small and midsize credit unions. CU24 operates the largest credit union owned ATM and POS network in the United States, and provides access to the largest network of surcharge-free ATMs. The company also provides a range of innovative services to help credit unions compete and improve their members’ lives.   CU24 demonstrates every day that you don’t have to be big to be powerful.

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