Mike Mercer is currently the President/CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates. In this capacity, he is responsible for the state trade association and several other state-level credit union support organizations. Mr. Mercer has represented the interests of Georgia credit unions in numerous ways for more than two decades.
In addition to his responsibilities with the Georgia credit union movement, Mr. Mercer is actively engaged in regional and national cooperative efforts. He is currently serving as Chairman on the CUNA Board of Directors. He served on the board of the National Cooperative Bank, and was named as the first chairman from the credit union sector in 2003. He has served as a board member of U.S. Central Credit Union and as a member of CUNA Mutual Group's Research and Advisory Committee. In December 1998, Mr. Mercer was elected as chairman of the Association of Credit Union League Executives. Over the years, there have been numerous other board and committee appointments at state, regional and national credit union credit union support organizations.
In the early 1990's, Mr. Mercer was instrumental in forging a partnership between the Georgia credit union system and the emerging credit union system in Poland. He was recognized for his work in March, 2004 by the National Association of Polish Credit Unions. Mr. Mercer was recognized for his work with Georgia credit unions as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Mr. Mercer is a recipient of the Eugene H. Farley League Leadership Award and the AACUL Eagle Award.
Mr. Mercer came to Georgia in 1980 as President of Georgia Central Credit Union. He was named to his present position in 1985. In 1979, Mr. Mercer served as assistant to the manager at U.S.Central Credit Union in Kansas City. Mr. Mercer studied economics at the University of Rhode Island and earned his Master's degree in Banking and Finance at the University of Wisconsin. He is married with three children and makes his home near Atlanta, Georgia.