The AACUC announces 2020– 2021 Executive Committee and two new Board Members

*Larry D. Sewell appointed as Chairman of the Board *The African-American Credit Union Coalition elected the Executive Committee for 2020 – 2021 immediately after their 21st Annual Meeting that was held virtually during the Virtual Conversation Series that was held in August10 – 14, 2020.

SNELLVILLE, GA (August 21, 2020) — The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), Board of Directors elected Larry D. Sewell, VP Corporate Partnerships & Advocacy, Together Credit Union, St. Louis, MO, Chairman of the Board.  Maurice R. Smith, CEO of Local Government FCU and CIVIC FCU, has been elected as Vice-Chairman. Tracey Jackson, CFO of ResourceOne FCU, has been elected as Treasurer and to complete the Executive Committee appointments, Marvin York, Vice President, Contact Center Member Engagement at PSCU was elected as the Board Secretary.  The other board members are: Timothy L. Anderson, President/CEO of United States Senate FCU, Priscilla Awkard, VP of the Teller Center at Coastal Credit Union, Ed Presnell, Regional Business Executive at Peach State FCU, and Lynette W. Smith, President/CEO of TruEnergy FCU.  Newly elected board members are: Whitney Anderson-Harrell, CCDO, Michigan State University FCU and Gary J. Perez, President/CEO of USC Credit Union.

Sewell commented, “I am excited that we have expanded the Board of Directors from 9 members to 11.  Whitney Anderson-Harrell and Gary J. Perez will complement the organization. I am humbled by Chairman appointment. I look forward to working with our Executive team, talented group of Board members and President/CEO to continue to bring AACUC into the forefront of the credit union industry in the diversity & inclusion discussion and engagement.”

Larry D. Sewell is Vice-President of Corporate Partnerships & Advocacy at Together Credit Union. He has been active in the Credit Union industry for more than 25 years, previously holding positions as the Vice-President of Training & Development as well as the Vice-President of Corporate Culture & Talent, all with Together Credit Union.  Prior to joining ABECU, Larry was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of Major after serving for 17 years.  Larry obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Samford University and two Masters Degrees from the University of Arkansas (Business Management) and Webster University – St. Louis (Information Management). Aside from his activities in the Credit Union industry, Larry is an active member of his community, serving as Commission Chair on the City of O’Fallon, IL Planning Commission.


The African American Credit Union Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of African American professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry.  Affiliation with AACUC offers a unique opportunity to influence and shape the credit union movement and its governmental affairs.  The organization works to promote personal and professional growth of its members and advocates to improve economic development of surrounding communities that are often underserved.  AACUC supports programs that include expanding the interest and increasing the number of minorities in the credit union movement, increasing outreach of the credit union movement in African countries and in the United States through mentoring, scholarship programs, and much more.


Laila Lauson
Media Director

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