CU 2.0 Episode 155 Tony Hernandez DCUC on the AACUC CCEP (Initials Decoded Below) DEI 2021 1

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Now don’t you wish you had a magic decoder ring?

There’s an alphabet soup in the podcast title. Let me decipher.

DCUC – Defense Credit Union Council, the trade group for some 181 military themed credit unions (and many are behemoths – Navy Fed, Pen Fed, you get the picture).

Tony Hernandez is the DCUC CEO, after logging 25 years in the Air Force where he finished as a colonel.

AACUC is the African American Credit Union Coalition.  You know AACUC because last year the CEO Renee Sattiewhite was a guest on the show.  Remember that name because you will hear it frequently in this podcast.

As for CCEP that’s a new AACUC initiative that has paired people of different backgrounds and often different races for a 90 day interaction.

Hernandez is on the steering committee, and he has authored CUInsight blogs explaining the why of CCEP.

The first CCEP round comes to a close in July, but the hunt already is on for participants in a new round.

Experts debate when the US will become minority majority, meaning whites will no longer be in the majority, but one fact is certain: that day is coming and now is the time to focus on efforts to produce more harmonious race relations,  And a big part of that just is talking with people not like us.  (Whatever we are.)

Along the way in this Hernandez podcast you will hear a great deal about why defense credit unions matter, why they have an ideal membership mix, and how a 25 year Air Force veteran transitioned into the credit union world.

Hernandez’ personal story is something you didn’t expect, from how his wife was instrumental in his getting the DCUC job (never sneer at being a plus one!) to musings about the difficulties in ascending the military ranks ladder.


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