Listerhill Credit Union has announced the death of longtime board chairman Cyril B. Mann.
Mann, who passed away on June 28 at the age of 95, served the Sheffield, Ala.-based credit union for 57 years and was recognized by the World Council of Credit Unions as the longest-serving board chairman.
A part of the credit union from its early days in 1953 as board president, Mann is credited with helping Listerhill CU grow from a small office within Reynolds Metals Co. into the eighth-largest credit union in Alabama, with more than 69,000 members, $500 million in assets and 17 branches.
“Looking at his age, you might wonder if Mr. Mann’s position as chairman of the board was more of an honorary position than a position of active leadership,” said Joyce Bates, vice president for administration at Listerhill CU. “You have probably never met a man as devoted and active as Mr. Mann throughout his life, including his seventies, eighties, and nineties. He was selfless. He put Listerhill first.”