Ivory Lloyd among graduates from Foundation’s Virtual DE Program

on "April 13, 2021 9:43 am"

Ivory Lloyd, COVID Recovery Program manager at Kauai Government Employees FCU, was among 48 credit union leaders designated as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). Lloyd completed the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.

ivory lloydThe March DE Training was held March 15 – April 9, 2021. The virtual training was completed by employees and volunteers from credit unions and system partners across the United States credit union movement.

DE Training is a unique experiential training program that provides lessons, credit union structure, purpose, and the “why” that differentiates credit unions from other financial institutions. During the Foundation’s signature program, participants engage, small and large group exercises and interactive speaker sessions focused on the credit union difference, development issues, and empathy. Each lesson provides insights into how credit unions can leverage their unique business model to help their members and communities overcome the financial and developmental issues they face.

“I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into the Virtual DE Program but, just like the Crashers experience, I was NOT disappointed,” Ivory Lloyd said. “So many of the principles taught align with our Hawaiian culture.”

“Being new to the credit union world, this was literally a credit union crash course. I loved every second of it, created lifelong friendships, got very little sleep, and came out with a new perspective on how credit unions have and are continuing to disrupt the norms and create positive and transformative economic futures. “

Lloyd said she hoped more Hawaii credit union people would participate in the DE program.




Class Graduates

The most recent DE graduating class included credit union movement representatives from across the United States.

  1. Caroline Alexander, Tennessee Credit Union League, TN
  2. Pat Alvarado, El Paso Area Teachers FCU, TX
  3. Steven Andrews, Christian Financial CU, MI
  4. Kim Bauer, Altra FCU, WI
  5. Sarah Buck, Cutting Edge FCU, OR
  6. Carl Casper, Connex CU Inc., CT
  7. Simeon Chapin, VSECU, VT
  8. Kristen Coiner, American Airlines FCU, TX
  9. April Decker, Americo FCU, PA
  10. Jim Drake, Blue Mountain CU, WA
  11. Shannon Dunlap, Alliance CU, TX
  12. Angie Endicott, CommunityAmerica CU, KS
  13. Aisha Everett, CUNA Mutual Group, WI
  14. MaryAnne Gangoy, Coastal FCU, NC
  15. Greg Graham, PSCU, FL
  16. Brian Griffin, Local Government FCU, NC
  17. Arlo Harvey, Unitus Community CU, OR
  18. Katelynn Hatch, Northern Skies FCU, AK
  19. Erin Hoxmeier, CO-OP Financial Services, IA
  20. Kshipra Kulkarni, Credit Union National Association, WI
  21. Christyna Lane, Extensia Financial, AZ
  22. Ivory Lloyd, Kaua’i Government Employees FCU, HI
  23. Ariana Luna, Thinkwise CU, CA
  24. Cassandra Maloney, City and County CU, MN
  25. Sarah Marshall, Vermont FCU, VT
  26. Nicholas Mathiowetz, NorthRidge Community CU, MN
  27. Beth Merlo, Defense Credit Union Council, MD
  28. Jaimie Miller, Iowa CU Foundation, IA
  29. Evelyn Montufar, Members CU, CT
  30. Cheryl Moore, SEFCU, NY
  31. Ryan Morrison, TwinStar CU, WA
  32. B. Diane Myers, True Sky CU, OK
  33. Ann Naiman, League of Southeastern Credit Unions, FL
  34. Susan Parisi, Credit Union National Association, WI
  35. Amy Pendleton, Riverways FCU, MO
  36. Shivan Perera, Avana Capital, AZ
  37. Steven Pierce, Black Hills FCU, SD
  38. Rajeev Prasad, Upward CU, CA
  39. Anita QuagliaGanje, Minnco CU, MN
  40. Lisa Reynolds, First Financial FCU, MD
  41. Julie Selof, Consumers Credit Union, IL
  42. Alexzandra Shade, CUNA Mutual Group, WI
  43. Jen Sheaks, KEMBA Financial CU, OH
  44. Ryan Talley, CO-OP Financial Services, IA
  45. Maggie Tannen, U.S. Eagle FCU, NM
  46. Jennifer Thevenin, Unity Catholic CU, OH
  47. Cassandra Thom, Members First CU, WI
  48. PamToler, Texas Telcom CU, TX

Training Staff

The program was facilitated by Chad Helminak, the Director of DE and Cooperative Culture at the Foundation, assisted by Kalli Shelton from the Foundation and coordinated by Maggie Wolff from the Foundation.

Interested, Attending DE Training?

Fall 2021 DE Training dates will be announced soon! Email us at cude@ncuf.coop to be put on a notification list to stay up to date on upcoming 2021 registration information, or click here for additional information.

More about the DE Program:

Since 1982, more than 1,900 credit union advocates from over 35 countries have graduated from DE Training to become Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). Once they earn their CUDE designation, people return to their jobs with a sense of personal enrichment and renewed energy to share what they have learned. This growing corps of credit union advocates devotes professional and volunteer time to spreading the credit union message to audiences throughout the country. For more information on the DE program, visit www.ncuf.coop.