Board Director Stacey Walker Strives to Keep XCEL FCU True to Its Mission
As someone who firmly resides in a no regrets zone, Stacey Walker, board director at XCEL Federal Credit Union, has never had a problem pushing past her comfort levels.
“I hope that when all is said and done I can look back and say I made it happen. Whatever it may be from making the most of opportunities to expanding my knowledge base,” said Walker. “It’s important to push boundaries, and know that I’ve done what I can to make things happen not only for myself but the people around me and the community at large.”
“It has been the most positive experience in my life and has been life changing for me,” said Walker of being a board director. “We have an opportunity to help people move from point A to point B and get on the right path of being better off than they were a month or year ago. Credit unions offer a lot to the community that people just don’t realize it. To be able to share how we can help beyond products has gone above and beyond my expectations.”
It wasn’t an easy path as Walker said the learning curve was steep but well worth the effort. Looking ahead she said some of the top challenges facing credit union boards today range from the director population and education and training to the viability of the industry as a whole in terms of relevance.