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LSCU celebrates outstanding talent named as Credit Union Rock Stars

The LSCU celebrates eight affiliated Credit Union Rock Stars for 2020 among the 39 credit union professionals and volunteers named by Credit Union Magazine. The League had winners in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

The Credit Union Rock Stars program, sponsored by Fiserv, recognizes outstanding credit union professionals and volunteers from a wide range of disciplines who use their unique strengths to advance the mission of their credit unions. This year’s winners were selected for their exceptional creativity, innovation, and passion.

LSCU winners were: Lisa Brown, Tallahasee-Leon Federal Credit Union, Tallahassee, Fla.; Tillery Durbin, 121 Financial Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla.; Kim Howes, First Commerce Credit Union, Tallahassee, Fla.; Manish Kothari, Jax Federal Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla.; Taylor Murray, SunState FCU, Gainesville, Fla.; Alex Lawley, America’s First Credit Union (AmFirst), Birmingham, Ala.; Brandi McKinney, Alabama Credit Union, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Kabir Laiwalla, Platinum Federal Credit Union, Duluth, Ga.

“We’ve been witnessing firsthand the impact that credit union employees are making during the coronavirus pandemic,” says Ann Hayes Peterson, vice president of publishing at CUNA and editor-in-chief of Credit Union Magazine. “This year’s class of Credit Union Rock Stars elevates their commitment and compassion to members, community, and their own staff during this trying year.”

“Truly, I don’t think there could be a better time to be a part of the credit union movement than these past six months,” says Theo Curey, president of Credit Union Solutions at Fiserv. “There have been easier times for all of us, but few that have so magnified the spirit of comradery and service that are at the center of this industry. This year’s class of Rock Stars has a lot to do with that.”

This year’s Credit Union Rock Stars are profiled in a special issue of Credit Union Magazine. And, later in October, look for new episodes of the CUNA News Podcast featuring some of this year’s Credit Union Rock Stars.

Check out the winners and read their stories at

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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents nearly 300 credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. It has a combined total of almost $200 billion in assets and 12.4 million members. LSCU provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications.

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