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SC League Names Palmetto Protege
Click to view larger image SCCUL President/CEO Steve Fowler, left,  presents the 2013 SC Palmetto Protege award to Will Crosswell, business development officer at Florence, S.C.-based Palmetto First FCU. Croswell will serve as statewide spokesperson for young adults and the opportunities credit unions provide them. (Photo provided by the South Carolina Credit Union League)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (4/22/13)--Will Crosswell of Florence, S.C., was named "Palmetto Protege" on April 12 during the South Carolina Credit Union League 2013 Annual Meeting. In that capacity, he will serve for one year as statewide spokesperson for young adults and the opportunities credit unions provide them.

Crosswell, who is the business development officer at Palmetto First FCU, Florence, will act through social media and appearances at credit union events, including chapter meetings and the fall SCCUL Leadership Conference.

He also will lead the CU Forward group to foster peer development and the ongoing Palmetto Protege Competition.

As protege, he received first choice of developmental scholarships and has chosen to attend the 2013 National Youth Involvement Board Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 2 in San Diego, Calif.

Croswell thanked the league "for this program that allows regions from across the state to showcase their young professional talent. Through this program, they have elevated our presence within the movement and helped solidify our place as leaders of today and not just the leaders of tomorrow."

Crosswell achieved the honor with a combination of scores on a standard exam and on his presentation during the general session at the SCCUL Annual Meeting. All candidates' presentations of no more than five minutes were judged by the panel of FCCCU CU Development Director Wanda Downs, credit union consultant Todd Harms, and CCUF President John McGrail.


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