Hall of Fame
AACUC Honors Inductees at the African American Credit
Union Annual Conference and Hall of Fame Induction
August 7, 2019
The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), inducted four credit union leaders into its Hall of Fame during an induction reception at the 21st AACUC Annual Conference, August 6 - 10, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. Sandra DeVoe Bland, Janet McDonald, Joan Nelson, and Ed Presnell were honored at the special awards ceremony and networking event at the Hilton City Center in Charlotte, NC.
Sandra DeVoe Bland is Chairman of SRP Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors. She became the first female and African American chairman in March of 2018. She previously served as Vice Chairman. She has over 20 years of SRP board experience; serving on the Finance Committee and chairing the Facilities Committee and Facilities/IT Committees.
Janet McDonald, CCUE, CUDE is a retired Senior Sales Market Manager for CUNA Mutual Group. She has worked with associations, leagues and credit unions, she establishes, strengthens and maintains relationships with credit union trade organizations across the U.S. McDonald developed and implemented marketing strategies that promoted the company's competitive financial services to the credit union industry.
For over 25 years, Ms. Nelson has volunteered for and served on Coastal’s Board of Directors, which she has chaired since 2012. Her passion, dedication, and leadership have guided Coastal through many innovative initiatives such as the development of Personal Teller Machines, the creation of the Coastal Credit Union Foundation and its award-winning Power of Sharing gala and, most recently, the launch of a new CUSO, Constellation Digital Partners.
Ed Presnell is currently the Regional Business Executive for Peach State Federal Credit Union. He is responsible for Business Development and market presence in Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina areas. He has been an Executive with the Credit Union Movement for over a decade.