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Coalition picks Together Credit Union VP as vice chairman

The African-American Credit Union Coalition has elected Larry D. Sewell, of O’Fallon, Ill., vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Advocacy for Together Credit Union and its divisions, as vice chairman of the Executive Board of Directors for a second term.

Established in 1999, AACUC advocates on behalf of communities often under-served by majority financial institutions, and promotes the personal and professional growth of members through leadership, internship, and mentorship. Membership includes credit union professionals, volunteers, credit unions, leagues, regulators, vendors and trade associations working in the credit union industry.

Sewell was first appointed to AACUC’s board of directors in 2016 and then elected for a three-year term in 2017. After becoming vice chairman in 2018, he has helped carry out the vision of the coalition by serving as the chairperson of the Advocacy Committee, which advocates at the local, state and federal levels by raising awareness of issues that affect Credit Unions, and engaging with appropriate boards, trade associations, commissions, and targeted legislative and regulatory organizations to affect change co-chair of the Membership Committee, which recruits and maintains dedicated individuals to carry out the mission of the AACUC
Member of the Mentoring Committee, which enhances efforts within the movement to provide mentoring services to credit unions worldwide member of the Nominating Committee, which nominates candidates to serve on the board.

Sewell joined Together Credit Union in 1995 as the vice president of Training and Development, leading these strategic initiatives for more than 20 years, before stepping into his new role as the vice president of Corporate Partnerships and Advocacy. As a financial services industry expert and thought leader, he volunteers in the community and mentors new Credit Union employees through the OWLs (Older Wiser Leaders) Employee Resource Group, and serves on the Credit Union’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Sewell also gives back to his community as the chair of the Planning Commission for the city of O’Fallon, Ill., a position he has held since 2009, and member of Mayor Herb Roach’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Sewell is a retired commissioned officer for the U.S. Air Force, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Samford University, a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and a Master’s Degree in Information Resources Management from Webster University. He is married to Ella, and they have two adult children, Marques and Monica.

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