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The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community.  We are a non-profit organization of African-American professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry.


"To increase diversity within the credit union community through advocacy and professional development."

AACUC Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) recognizes the differences and distinctions of each individual, group, or organization that are represented in society and within the credit union movement.  In alignment with the AACUC’s history and goals, we define diversity in our mission to express the inclusion, advocacy, and support of African-Americans throughout the credit union community and at large. Notwithstanding, the AACUC welcomes the membership of all individuals, groups and organizations in furtherance of its mission to strengthen the global credit union movement. 

Our Mission

Calendar of Events
AACUC DEI Leadership Academy for Financial Professionals
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AACUC’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Academy for Financial Professionals offers a program that focuses on unification, education, conversations, and investments that will move the credit union movement into a future where diversity, equity, and inclusion can thrive.

The DEI Leadership Academy for Financial Professionals is designed to inspire and empower financial professionals to lead with a mindset of diversity, equity, and inclusion to better represent and serve the global communities for which we serve. The DEI Leadership Academy for Financial Professionals is a 5-week certificate program. Learning modules are led by expert speakers representing financial services, diversity, and human resources professionals.

CTC Friday Conversation: “Credit Union Women Making History: Herstory"

Join us as we celebrate and learn from recent inductees into America's Credit Union Museum's newest exhibit, "Credit Union Women Making History: HERstory." Click here to learn more about the HERstory and a list of all inductees.


Our esteemed panelists include:

  • Renée Sattiewhite, President/CEO, African American Credit Union Coalition

  • Stephanie Smith, Executive Director of America’s Credit Union Museum 

  • Gigi Hyland, Executive Director for the National Credit Union Foundation

  • Susan Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates

  • Lucy Ito, Interim President and CEO of Orange County’s Credit Union

  • Maria J. Martinez, President/CEO of Border Federal Credit Union


Merry Pateuk, SVP Industry Engagement from PSCU will moderate the panel.

To read more about our panelists and to register for the event click here.