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AACUC Announces New Inductees into the 2021 Hall of Fame



SNELLVILLE, GA – The African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) will induct four credit union leaders into its Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on August 16th at the AACUC Virtual Annual Conference. Pier Alsup, Dawn White Brewer, Dan McCue and William “Bill” Porter are the new inductees.


“Pier, Dawn, Dan and Bill are some of our movement’s most essential voices. We are proud to recognize their countless contributions and inspiring leadership.” said AACUC President/CEO Renée Sattiewhite. “The Hall of Fame Ceremony is a longstanding tradition for AACUC. Individually and collectively, the honorees are a true representation of servant leadership in action.”


Pier Alsup has over 31 years of experience in the credit union industry. She is currently the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for Together Credit Union (formally, Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union). Throughout her tenure in this role, Pier helped drive the credit union’s growth from $260 million in assets to more than $1.55 billion in assets. Having a unique understanding of how to reach a diverse market, Pier evolved to leading the credit union’s strategic community engagement, financial wellness, and DEI efforts.


Dawn Brewer has been in the financial services industry for 30 plus years and serving 21 of those years in the credit union space. She is a trailblazer who began her credit union career at Coco-Cola Credit Union as a teller and graciously advanced to the Vice President of Marketing. As the Vice President of Marketing, Brewer won several awards and received numerous accolades in her role for being a visionary and having a creative insight.


Dan McCue joined Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in 2009. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, he oversees government and public relations, community involvement and engagement, financial education programs and serves as Executive Director of the Alaska USA Foundation. McCue is committed to his work with nonprofit organization and assists with financial education efforts for children, teens, and young adults, helping to develop a lifetime of financial literacy.


Bill Porter has over 51 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is a true history maker and began his banking career at Citibank, where he rose to the position of Vice President and became the first African American to manage branches for the bank. Porter transitioned into the credit union space in 1981 as the President /CEO of Municipal Credit Union (MCU). His extraordinary leadership, vision, and talent, over the span of his 26 years at MCU yielded results of 14 branches, over 500 employees and assets over $1.3 billion.


The inductees will be recognized at a black-tie induction ceremony at 6:00 PM EST on Monday, August 16, 2021.


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About AACUC

The AACUC is a 501c3 non-profit organization created in 1999 to increase the strength of the global credit union community through professional development and advocacy. It has become an all-encompassing organization for individuals (professional and volunteers) in Credit Unions, Insurance, Regulators, Consultants and other entities in the credit union industry. AACUC is considered a leader in the credit union industry adopting the 8th Cooperative Principle and providing knowledge of how credit unions can become more diverse and inclusive.


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 created the African American Credit Union Hall of Fame. This virtual hall of fame was created to accomplish two goals: One, to honor and recognize African Americans who have and are contributing to the credit union movement--many who 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’ access to financial capital.


The second goal was to be a consistent source of income for the AACUC through sponsorship opportunities on the website. For instance, there are two trailblazer submissions available included with membership with the AACUC at the organizational level. Additional trailblazer submissions are $250. It is a great way to recognize your African-American peers, co-workers and colleagues who have made contributions locally. Hall of Fame inductees typically are sponsored by the credit union or a vendor that the inductee worked with for $1500.