Ten inducted into the Louisiana Credit Union Hall of Fame

Prestigious program raises $5,000 for Louisiana Credit Union Foundation

HARAHAN, LA (August 1, 2019) — The Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL), the state trade association and leading advocate for Louisiana credit unions, inducted ten exceptional individuals into the Louisiana Credit Union Hall of Fame during the opening ceremonies of their 2019 Annual Meeting and Convention. Jointly sponsored by LCUL and the Louisiana Credit Union Foundation, this prestigious program has been established in order to recognize the valuable leadership, commitment, dedication, and contributions of credit union professionals and volunteers throughout the state.

The 2019 inductees recognized during the opening ceremonies are:

Joseph Battaglia
Post Office Employees CU (Metairie, Louisiana)

J. Reginald Coco, Jr.,
La Capitol FCU (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Ronaldo Hardy
Southwest Louisiana FCU (Lake Charles, Louisiana)

Donald McInnis
Access of Louisiana FCU (Lake Charles, Louisiana)

Patricia Morris,
Monroe Telco FCU (Monroe, Louisiana)

Al Oar
Barksdale FCU (Shreveport, Louisiana)

Sidney Parfait
Post Office Employees CU (Metairie, Louisiana)

Vahid Parvazi
University of New Orleans FCU, New Orleans Firemen’s FCU (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Wayne Stanton
Heart of Louisiana CU (Alexandria, Louisiana)

Anna T. Suire
Section 705 FCU (Lafayette, Louisiana)

A $500 donation on behalf of the inductee was made to the Louisiana Credit Union Foundation to help foster educational programs for credit unions as well as monetary support sufficient to provide resources during times of natural disasters. To date, more than 100 trailblazers have been inducted into the Louisiana Credit Union Hall of Fame raising more than $60,000 for the Louisiana Foundation since its inception.

“Louisiana credit unions are changing lives. This Hall of Fame program allows us to share these stories, map our future, and honor our traditions. Inductees inspire future generations to push boundaries and create breakthroughs that will positively impact our movement statewide,” commented Bob Gallman, LCUL President/CEO.

About Louisiana Credit Union League

The Louisiana Credit Union League (LCUL) is a nonprofit, professional trade association that exists to serve credit unions in Louisiana. LCUL is dedicated, through cooperation, to promote, protect and perpetuate the credit union movement. For additional information, visit


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