SHREVEPORT, La. – Newly-installed WOCCU President/CEO Pete Crear will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s African-American Credit Union Coalition Conference. In its seventh year, the conference will take place Aug. 12-14 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Captain Dennis Martin, US Army, 266th Finance Command, will offer insight on the military and the role of CUs while Anne Cochran, president/CEO of the Louisiana Credit Union League will share here experiences with mentorship programs in South Africa. Gary Officer, executive director of the Associated Black Charities, will also speak. Officer is the former president of the National Credit Union Foundation. Other speakers include NAFCU President/CEO Fred Becker who will return this year to provide a legislative and regulatory update. Rita Haynes, CEO of Faith Community United Credit Union, will be honored with the Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40 years of service at a recognition dinner. Pete Crear Scholarship recipients will also be named. The AACUC was created to increase the global credit union movement’s strength by adding the focused perspective and energy of credit union volunteers and professionals of African-American and African descent.

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