Joan Nelson Named to AACUC Hall of Fame

Joe Mecca

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Published on 07-02-2019

Categories: Coastal News, Articles

Joan Nelson, Board Chair

We’re excited to announce that our board chair, Joan Nelson, is being inducted into the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) Hall of Fame!  Joan is among four honorees that will be recognized this year during the AACUC Annual Conference in August.

These credit union leaders are brilliant demonstrations of the credit union motto, of People Helping People. Their contributions demonstrate diversity and inclusion within the credit union movement. We are excited to recognize their accomplishments,” said Adrian S. Johnson, AACUC Chairman of the Board.

Joan has volunteered for Coastal for 25 years, and served on the board of directors for most of that time, and has been the board chair since 2012.  During her time on the board, her passion, dedication and leadership have guided us through our most difficult times and helped us become the strong, innovative and thriving organization that we are today.

Joan was previously recognized by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and by Credit Union Times with a Trailblazer Award in 2018.  Also in 2018, she became Coastal’s first volunteer to earn the Credit Union Development Educator certification.

Please be sure to congratulate Joan the next time you see her, and thank her for all she does to help us succeed.  


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