Member Educator Named South Carolina League’s First Palmetto Protégé
Ernest “Dizzy” Felkel has been named the first South Carolina Palmetto Protégé by the South Carolina Credit Union League.
Felkel, marketing and member education coordinator at the $128 million SPC Credit Union in Hartsville, S.C., will receive first-year tuition at the Southeast CUNA Management School in June in Athens, Ga., and will be a spokesperson for young adults through social media and league and chapter meetings, the SCCUL said.
He also will establish and lead a Young Professional Initiative group to foster peer development and the ongoing Palmetto Protégé competition, the league said.
Felkel, who has been at SPC CU for a year, was chosen from a group of four finalists based on a written exam and a presentation to the league’s annual meeting.
“Seeing these young people present so thoughtfully on the credit union movement assures me for the future,” SCCUL President/CEO Steve Fowler said. “All of them are quality individuals committed to our mission of improving members’ financial lives and giving back to our communities.”