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.
Calendar of Events
AACUC 22nd Annual Conference
August 17 - August 20, 2021
TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Credit Union DEI Webinar Series Aims to Spark Conversation and Action
(Overland Park, KS) January 19, 2021 - Be Better. Do Better is a candid conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for credit union leaders, co-presented by the Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) and the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC).
On Feb. 16 and March 16, the two-part free webinar series will bring industry experts together to discuss best practices, why the credit union industry needs to address DEI challenges and what actions we can take to become more inclusive personally, in our credit unions and in our communities. The panels will be moderated by Renee Sattiewhite, CEO of AACUC.
Part I: Be Better
February 16, noon (central)
Panelists will discuss why we need to be better as an industry how 2021 will give us the opportunity to do so.
Angela Russell, VP of diversity, equity and inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group
Cathie Mahon, president/CEO, Inclusiv
Victor Miquel Corro, CEO, Coopera
Part II: Do Better
March 16, noon (central)
Experts in the field will share their DEI journey, success stories and challenges, plus actions steps credit unions can take to do better.
Larry Sewell, VP of corporate partnerships and advocacy, Together Credit Union (St. Louis, MO) and Chair of AACUC
Maria Martinez, president/CEO Border Federal Credit Union (Del Rio, TX) and Chair of the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals (NLCUP)
Kirk Mills, president/CEO, St. Louis Community Credit Union (St. Louis, MO)
Michelle Wood, VP of culture and DEI, Mazuma Credit Union (Lenexa, KS)
This event is open to anyone in the credit union industry. Register here.