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African-American CU Coalition Elects Smith Chairperson
SHREVEPORT, La. (8/19/13)--Lynette Smith, president/CEO of the $89 million Washington Gas Light FCU in Springfield, Va., was elected board chairman of the African-American Credit Union Coalition at the organization's annual conference earlier this month.

"I look forward to serving credit unions nationwide," Smith told News Now. "My top priority is to increase our presence through marketing and social media."

Other board officers include:
  • Vice chair--Mark S. Brantley, chairman, Municipal Employees FCU, New York;
  • Treasurer--Tim Anderson, president/CEO, Government Printing Office FCU, Washington, D.C.; and
  • Secretary--Tonita Webb, chief administrative officer, Seattle (Wash.) Metropolitan CU;
Also elected to the board was Ed Presnell, vice president of administrative services, SRP FCU, North Augusta, S.C.
Other AACUC board members include:
  • Sheilah Montgomery, president/CEO, Credit Union of Atlanta (Ga.);
  • Helen Godfrey-Smith, president/CEO, Shreveport (La.) FCU;
  • Barbara Stephens, president/CEO, Houston (Texas) Metropolitan FCU; and
  • Bert J. Hash Jr., president/CEO, MECU of Baltimore.


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