Department: Professional Development
Title: Director of Cooperative Initiatives
Phone: 800-822-8859, ext 563
As director of cooperative initiatives for the Carolinas Credit Union League, Jeff works to build relationships and foster a strong sense of community among credit unions in the Carolinas, and to strengthen connections with other cooperatives throughout both states. Jeff works closely with the chapter system in North Carolina and South Carolina to provide them with the resources, support and networking they need to thrive.
Jeff also leads the CUaware Protégé Mentor program, which connects credit union professionals with a mentor for a period of one year. Through a process that is collaboratively designed by the mentor and protégé, a plan and goals are developed, and a strategy for maintaining regular contact is created.
A proud Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), Jeff works with a volunteer network of CUDEs in both states to raise awareness of and appreciation for the history, principles, and philosophy of credit unions and cooperatives. CUDEs work cooperatively to host the Principles and Philosophy Conference each year, and collaborate on service projects to benefit credit unions and their members.