Inclusiv/Capital Town Hall: Leading Through The Crisis and Change, Part II

Inclusiv/Capital Town Hall: Leading Through The Crisis and Change, Part II

Join us on Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 PM ET!

Inclusiv invites you to join Part II of our Inclusiv/Capital webinar series, Leading Through Crisis and Change. Community Development Credit Unions are financial first responders and integral partners in strengthening the resiliency of local economies. How might we lead and serve our members during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond?

Join Inclusiv/ Capital to hear from award winning CDFI credit union leaders on:

  • Reassessing strategic initiatives
  • Protecting our people and organization culture
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Product innovation and impactful community partnerships
  • Centering mission and impact
  • Using secondary capital and resources to support growth
Featured Speakers
Paul Phillips is President/CEO of Freedom First Federal Credit Union, where he has served since 1998. During Paul’s tenure, Freedom First has grown from a small employer-based credit union to a 55,000-member community-chartered credit union with assets of $715 million. Freedom First’s service area includes counties in the Roanoke and Blacksburg MSA’s located in southwest Virginia (est. pop. 360,000). With more than 65 percent of its membership considered low/moderate income and a demonstrated commitment to serving community and economic development goals, Under Paul’s leadership, Freedom First’s mission and vision have broadened beyond helping its members prosper to include developing sustainable solutions to persistent community challenges.

Linda Levy is the former Chief Executive Officer of Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union and currently is a consultant to credit unions. She spent years in the cooperative movement before moving to New York’s Lower East Side, where she noticed “Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union” spray-painted on a boarded-up building and was immediately intrigued. She became Manager of the newly chartered Lower East Side People’s FCU (LESPFCU) in 1986, at the recommendation of former Inclusiv CEO, Cliff Rosenthal. Though she left LESPFCU in 1991, spending several years at Inclusiv providing technical assistance to CDCUs across the country, Linda remained on the Board of Directors until 1999. Linda was elected Board Treasurer and named Acting CEO, and in 2006 the position became permanent. LESP FCU leadership’s in the community development credit union has been recognized by several awards. Linda is the 2018 Annie E. Vamper awardee.


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