The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) has announced the next cohort of African American Credit Union Hall of Fame Honorees, who will be inducted during the 25th Anniversary AACUC Annual Conference on Monday, July 17, 2023 at the Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort in Stone Mountain, GA. The Honorees include:
Marshall Boutwell, President/CEO, Peach State Federal Credit Union
Delores Glover, Chair, Supervisory Committee, Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union
Rodney E. Hood, Past Immediate Chairman and Board Member, National Credit Union Administration
Adrian S. Johnson, Executive Vice President/CFO, MECU Credit Union
Jackie Moore, President/CEO, Faith Community United Credit Union
Gary A. Officer, President/CEO, Center for Workforce Inclusion
Larry D. Sewell, Vice President Corporate Partnerships and Advocacy, Retired, Together Credit Union
“The African American Credit Union Hall of Fame continues to be a signature recognition for individuals with broad-reaching impact on our movement,” said Maurice Smith, AACUC Board Chairman and retired President of Local Government Federal Credit Union and Civic Federal Credit Union. “The leaders we will recognize during our 25th Anniversary Annual Conference are shining examples of using a person’s unique talents to affect change in their spheres of influence and ultimately advancing the credit union philosophy of people helping people.”
Marshall Boutwell is the President/CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union. He began his credit union career in this role in 1994. During his tenure, the credit union has grown from $14M to over $916M in total assets. Boutwell is a leader in the credit union movement, has served on numerous boards and committees and has received recognitions including the World Council of Credit Unions Distinguished Service Award. Growing up in a military family, he volunteered for the U.S. Army, where he had a decorated career receiving recognitions including a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. He graduated with honors from Campbell College.
Delores Glover serves as Supervisory Committee Chair for Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union, serving on the committee for over 16 years. She created a new organizational approach to succession at the credit union and collaborated with the National Credit Union Administration, community leaders and state and local government to develop an impactful partnership that strengthens the opportunity for greater success. Glover has served Florida A&M University for more than 31 years in various areas. She is the founder of the recently established Historically Black Credit Union Foundation and managed $142M in Higher Education Emergency Relief funding.
Rodney E. Hood is the Past Immediate Chairman and currently serves as a Board Member for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), where he represents the agency on the NeighborWorks America Board of Directors. He was nominated and served as the eleventh NCUA Chairman during the Trump Administration. His public and private sector experience includes service at JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to name a few. He has served on multiple boards and received numerous recognitions, including being the first recipient of the “Dream Award” by the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adrian S. Johnson is the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for MECU Credit Union. He is a veteran in the financial services industry, with more than 45 years of experience. A long-time member of AACUC, he has served on the Board of Directors since 2015 and is a founding member of the Eastern Regional Chapter. As Board Chairman, he led AACUC’s Commitment to Change: Credit Unions United Against Racism initiative with pledges totaling over $1 million. He serves on various boards and was recognized as a top CFO by the Baltimore Business Journal. Johnson holds several degrees including a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University.
Jackie Moore is the President/CEO of Faith Community United Credit Union. Her 37-year credit union career has enabled wealth for and within low- and moderate-income households and communities. She obtained a $1.8 million RRP grant from the CDFI to help ensure financial stability for members and staff and redeveloped the credit union’s financial literacy program, aiding parents and students in restructuring their financial goals. She has served on industry and civic-related boards and committees and presently serves on the Ohio Credit Union League and Inclusiv Board of Directors. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Gary A. Officer is the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Workforce Inclusion. He is also the Founder and CEO of the organization’s innovation hub, CWI Labs. Officer served as President of the National Credit Union Foundation, during which the organization grew to a $370 million community investment fund providing grants, loans and secondary capital. His experience includes serving in executive positions at the Newseum and Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and as President/CEO at Rebuilding Together, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and Master of Science MSc International Relations from the London School of Economics.
Larry D. Sewell retired from Together Credit Union as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Advocacy. Sewell introduced diversity as a growth strategy for the credit union in 1996, training and coaching the executive team and all staff for 20 consecutive years. An active credit union advocate for over 28 years, he is the Immediate Past Chairman of the AACUC Board of Directors. He is credited for introducing the “Salad Bowl” diversity concept to credit unions. A retired United States Air Force Commissioned Officer, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Samford University and two master’s degrees.
More information about the African American Credit Union Hall of Fame can be found at https://www.aacuchof.org. Information about past Honorees can be accessed here: https://www.aacuchof.org/copy-of-hall-of-fame.
About the African-American Credit Union Hall of Fame History
On October 16, 2008, the AACUC unveiled an exhibit featuring African Americans in the credit union movement the first 100 years at the America’s Credit Union Museum in Manchester, N.H. Continuing with that effort, the Funding Development Committee, led by Helen Godfrey Smith, created the African American Credit Union Hall of Fame. This virtual hall of fame was created to honor and recognize African Americans who have and are contributing to the credit union movement – many of whom are unsung heroes and trailblazers. To be inducted you must have accomplished or achieved the following: 1) provided in excess of 10 years of service in the credit union industry; 2) worked to provide financial services for people in general; and 3) identify at least four significant accomplishments, which benefited African-Americans’ and the colored majority access to financial capital.
About the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC)
The AACUC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to increase diversity within the credit union community through advocacy and professional development. Recipient of the 2022 Anchor Award from the National Credit Union Foundation for its leadership and global efforts unifying financial industries in eradicating racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest in 2020 with its Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism initiative, AACUC has become an all-encompassing organization for executives, professionals, volunteers, consultants and regulators within the financial services industry. AACUC is considered a leader in the credit union movement, adopting the 8th Cooperative Principle (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and enabling credit unions to become more diverse and inclusive. For more information, visit: www.aacuc.org or follow us on social media at: Facebook.com/AACUC1, Linkedin.com/company/AACUC, Twitter.com/AACUC1 or Instagram.com/aacucctc.