CUNA, AACUC announce strategic alliance to further DEI

WASHINGTON, DC (January 11, 2021) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) today 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.

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Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit


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