Longtime credit union advocate Shirley Jenkins has been named the 2012 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient by the African American Credit Union Coalition.
Currently serving as board secretary and legislative chair at the $1.7 billion Municipal Credit Union in New York, Jenkins also has been the first female president in the cooperative’s history, according to the AACUC. She was elected to MCU’s board in 1983.
In 2005, Jenkins was inducted into the New York State Credit Union League’s Hall of Fame for her work in promoting the credit union movement locally, nationally and internationally, the AACUC said.
Jenkins is a founding member of the AACUC and served as a vice chair of the coalition’s board of directors.
In 2007, she was appointed to CUES’ newly formed national Directors Advisory Panel, as one of seven members. She was also elected to the Credit Union Association of New York’s board of directors and is a trustee of the New York Credit Union Foundation.
The AACUC will honor Jenkins with its lifetime achievement award at a dinner Aug. 3 during the group’s annual conference in Charleston, S.C.