Empower Federal Credit Union hires Ebony King as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
SYRACUSE, NY (September 20, 2022) — Empower Federal Credit Union is pleased to welcome Ebony King to our team as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. King will be responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of the Credit Union’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy. She will also identify and champion DEI priorities for the organization and work to translate them into practical and actionable solutions. Internally, she will partner with Empower’s leadership team to support a culture that promotes staff engagement and commitment to enhance the employee experience. In addition, she will implement a DEI knowledge building strategy to educate and raise awareness to leadership, staff, and partners.
King has over 16 years of experience in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, most recently serving as the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at Syracuse University. In this capacity she led and facilitated ODI diversity, equity, and inclusion training and workshops. King implemented the ODI workshop program and served as office liaison to campus departments, offices, committees, and programs. She also conducted Diversity and Inclusion presentations, facilitated dialogue on race and ethnicity and communicated with various programs throughout the University. Prior positions held: Director of Multicultural Engagement and Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, for Buena Vista University in Iowa
Ebony is from Bronx, New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in psychology and a master’s degree in higher education administration, both from Syracuse University. King also received a diversity and inclusion certificate from Cornell University. She currently resides in Liverpool, NY and enjoys movies, dancing, interior design and spending time with her miniature Dachshund, Coco.
“We are excited to have Ebony join our team in the role of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer”, said Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer Erin Fuller. “This new position is vital to the success of our company.”
About Empower Federal Credit Union
Empower Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution that provides savings, loan, and transaction services to members in Central New York, and in eight counties in New York State. Main offices are in Central New York. As a credit union, Empower is a financial cooperative and is not-for-profit. For information about this release or credit union membership, contact Mary Wilson: 800.462,5000. Locations and other information can be found at www.empowerfcu.com.