Department: Small CU Initiatives
Title: Director of Small Credit Union Initiatives
Phone: 800-822-8859, ext 427
LaTasha Cooper is excited to serve as director of small credit union initiatives, extending an affinity she developed in South Carolina as director of member services since 2007. She sees smaller credit unions as essential to communities and as occupants of niches other institutions are unable to fit. She has spent more than half her time inside credit unions and has worked tirelessly with groups considering new credit union charters.
LaTasha is a Certified Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and BSA Specialist (BSACS), and she recently became a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE). A 1996 graduate of Columbia College, she originally joined the league that year as external auditor, spent a few years outside the movement as cost accountant, then returned in 2005 as internal audit supervisor. With additional expertise in budgeting, strategic planning, and training programs, LaTasha is poised to support success among smaller credit unions in both states.