The AACUC’s King Day message to the movement

The African-American Credit Union Coalition builds on credit unions’ history of empowering economic equality and inclusion.

The African-American Credit Union Coalition is entering its third decade of building diversity and opportunity among credit union leadership through advocacy and professional development.

After meeting informally at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference through the 1990s, the AACUC held its first annual meeting in 1999 in St. Louis, MO. The AACUC’s current membership includes 253 individuals, 65 credit unions, five leagues, five trade organizations, and 10 vendors.

The organization is currently chaired by Adrian Johnson, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore ($1.2B, Baltimore, MD). Johnson has been with MECU since 1997 and in his current position since 2010. He joined the AACUC in 2002 and became chair in 2018.

Here, Johnson talks about the AACUC’s ambitions and plans for 2019 and beyond.


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