Role of Black Credit Unions in Addressing Racial Equity

Role of Black Credit Unions in Addressing Racial Equity

Join us on Monday, February 22 at 2:00 PM ET!

Inclusiv invites you to join us for our first 2021 Black Communities webinar: Role of Black Credit Unions in Addressing Racial Equity. Inclusiv is celebrating Black History Month by featuring the history and accomplishments of Black credit unions and the impact they have on their communities.
Join Inclusiv President and CEO Cathie Mahon for a conversation with guests Renée Sattiewhite, Executive Director at the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) and Bill Bynum, CEO at Hope Credit Union and Angela Morrison, Community Development Manager at Meritus Credit Union about the critical financial inclusion role that Black credit unions play, and the opportunity that our current political and cultural moment presents for credit unions serving Black communities to advance racial equity in the US.

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Meet the Speakers
Bill Bynum, CEO, Hope Credit Union
For more than three decades, Bill Bynum has worked to advance economic opportunity for disenfranchised populations. He began his professional career in North Carolina by helping to establish Self-Help, a pioneer in the development finance industry, and later built nationally recognized programs at the NC Rural Economic Development Center. In 1994, Bill moved to Mississippi to become the founding CEO of the Enterprise Corporation of the Delta, and in 1995 organized Hope Community Credit Union.
Today, HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation, Hope Credit Union and Hope Policy Institute), is a family of organizations that provides financial services; leverages private, public and philanthropic resources; and engages in policy analysis to fulfill its mission of strengthening communities, building assets, and improving lives in economically distressed parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Since 1994, HOPE has generated more than $2 billion in financing that has benefited more than one million people in of the nation’s most impoverished regions.

Cathie Mahon, President & CEO, Inclusiv

Cathie Mahon has led Inclusiv since 2012 overseeing a period of dramatic growth and expansion of the organization and network. She is committed to the Inclusiv mission of promoting financial inclusion and building more inclusive economies through community owned and controlled financial institutions.

Ms. Mahon previously served as Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs where she started and led New York City’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE). NYC’s OFE was the first local government initiative in the nation with a mission aimed expressly at helping to educate, empower and protect low income residents to help them make the most of their financial resources. Ms. Mahon was a co-founder of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition and Fund and remains an active Board member. Ms. Mahon has worked as a consultant on issues of community development, financial empowerment and asset building. She was the founding coordinator of the Asset Funders Network and served as a lead researcher for the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. She learned about credit unions and CDFIs first as an intern at Self Help Credit Union and then as a Program Officer and then Director of Policy and Program Development at Inclusiv. She has served on the Boards of the Lower East Side People’s FCU and Transfiguration Parish FCU. Ms. Mahon earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in Durham, NC and a Master’s of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Renée Sattiewhite, Executive Director, AACUC
Renee Sattiewhite is Executive Director of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC). Ms. Sattiewhite is credited with giving organizations a “new look” in the areas of customer satisfaction, employee relations, marketing materials and training materials. She also serves as an executive coach and mentoring trainer, and assists organizations with marketing campaigns.
Ms. Sattiewhite is a former instructor for Spelman College’s Continuing Education Department, and is a graduate of Oglethorpe University, with a B.A. in Communications. Ms. Sattiewhite has presented keynote addresses at conferences held by Clemson University, the Georgia Lottery, the North Carolina Education Lottery, the United Way of Greater Atlanta, the National Credit Union Administration, Trinidad/Tobago Credit Union League, the Combined Council of Automotive Credit Unions and the AACUC. She is the past Director of the AACUC Reaching Toward the Future Internship Program.

Angela Morrison, Community Development Manager, Meritus Credit Union

Angela Morrison was named Meritus Credit Union’s first ever Community Development Manager in 2019. Since joining in 2016, Angela led the effort to earn CDFI certification, as well as to re-brand the credit union from Lafayette Schools to Meritus Credit Union. Angela is responsible for developing high impact community outreach programs, events and communication materials that promote the credit union's partnership with the community; as well as developing long term partnerships that increase access to financial literacy/counseling.

Angela has 30 years of experience in community development and public relations. Prior positions include: Lafayette Parish School System’s first Director of Community Collaboration and Partnerships; United Way of Acadiana's Volunteer Center Director and Chief of Community Impact; and Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs for UL Lafayette. Angela recently joined Hospice of Acadiana's Foundation Board.

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