In Alabama, Longest-Serving Board Chairman Dies
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.”