43 Named Southeast CUNA Management School Graduates in June

The Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) is pleased to announce that 43 distinguished credit union executives graduated from the Southeast CUNA Management School after successful completion of the three-year program on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Since 1970, the SRCUS Southeast CUNA Management School has equipped graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet the leadership challenges that arise in the credit union industry. The curriculum develops students’ operational, managerial and leadership abilities as they receive advanced academic instruction on a variety of topics including management, leadership, and financial analysis. Students also apply the knowledge gained from the on-site sessions to projects that require strategic analysis of their credit unions and research of relevant issues facing the credit union industry.

Graduates of the Southeast CUNA Management School Class of 2018, listed by state, include:



Lindsey Marlow, Heritage South Credit Union

April Morris, Heritage South Credit Union



Deanna Frame, Guardians Credit Union

Michael Poucher, First Commerce Credit Union

Marieta Retuyan, Guardians Credit Union

Emily Williams, Achieva Credit Union



Edith Bailey, Peach State Federal Credit Union

Barbara Ann Duncan, Peach State Federal Credit Union

Kemper Fitch, Delta Community Credit Union

Wendy Garrett, Peach State Federal Credit Union

Matthew Griffin, Marshland Credit Union

Hope Murray, North Main Credit Union

Patricia Payne, GeoVista Credit Union

Elsa Plant, Credit Union of Georgia

Florence Thomas, Coca-Cola Credit Union

Teresa Welborn, Peach State Federal Credit Union



Alan Parrott, Members Choice Credit Union

Kathy Roberts, Commonwealth Credit Union



Angie Baker, Heart of Louisiana Federal Credit Union

Ashley Neal, Pelican State Credit Union

Pegeen Singley, Centric Federal Credit Union

Yolanda Whitmore, Neighbors Federal Credit Union



Aaron Coffey, Magnolia Federal Credit Union

Maleigh Coffey, Members Exchange Credit Union

Josh Ivey, 1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union

Ladonna Jacobs, Members Exchange Credit Union


North Carolina                                

Michael Doi, Coastal Credit Union

Jill Drye, Acclaim Federal Credit Union

Murray Miller, Winston-Salem Fed Credit Union

Deborah Perkins-Futch, Duke Credit Union


South Carolina                                

Carol Cochrane, Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union

Christine Cooper, Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Jennifer Gasperson, Family Trust Federal Credit Union

Niya Leverette, Peach State Federal Credit Union

Josh Nyegaard, Family Trust Federal Credit Union

Akira Pugh, SC Federal Credit Union

Koy Stone, SC Telco Federal Credit Union



Jennifer Carter, Bowater Employees Credit Union

Matthew Garrett, ORNL Federal Credit Union

Sharon Mitchell, Fortera Credit Union

Dale Phillips, Veritas Federal Credit Union



Joshua Lott, Salem VA Credit Union

Godfrey Smith, BayPort Credit Union


In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, the Southeast CUNA Management School provides students the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities and better understand the credit union philosophy so that they can contribute to the success of their credit unions and to the movement as a whole. In the true credit union spirit of “people helping people”, the Class of 2018 participated in a volunteer outreach effort with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, where they assisted with food recovery for families in need in Northeast Georgia.


Graduation from the Southeast CUNA Management School is recognized throughout the credit union industry as a prestigious mark of achievement. Upon successful completion of the program, students received a graduation diploma issued in conjunction with the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education. For more information on the Southeast CUNA Management School, visit www.srcus.org/management.


About SRCUS: Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) is a collaboration of eight southeastern credit union leagues, including the Carolinas Credit Union League, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, Kentucky Credit Union League, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates, Louisiana Credit Union League, Mississippi Credit Union Association, Tennessee Credit Union League, and

Virginia Credit Union League. Through collaboration with CUNA and Affiliates, the first SRCUS Management School was established in 1970. Since the school’s formation it has graduated over 1,250 credit union management professionals from 21 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to the management school, SRCUS also hosts an annual Director’s Conference, which provides a full range of informative educational sessions about critical issues important to today’s ever-changing financial industry for credit union directors and committee members. For more information, visit www.srcus.org.


Media Contacts: 

Tom McWilliams, Advisory Committee Chair

Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools

Phone 800.748.8627 ext. 310

Email tmcwilliams@mscua.com


Jennifer Green, Student Liaison/PR Coordinator

Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools

Phone 504.232.1720

Email jgreen@srcus.org

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