LSCU credit unions and advocacy teams meet with local representatives during recess
Gary Palmer with CU professionalsLSCU Advocacy teams and credit union leaders in Alabama and Florida have been active in visiting their representatives while they are in recess and back home from Washington, D.C.

This week, Alabama credit union leaders (pictured at right) met with Rep. Gary Palmer, center, including Joe McGee, CEO, Legacy Community FCU; Mike Shaw, vice president of Mutual Savings CU; Kendall Speed, CEO, Mutual Savings Credit Union; Alan Stabler, vice president America’s First FCU; and Linda Cencula, CEO, Avadian Credit Union. The leaders expressed appreciation on behalf of Palmer’s work for CUs.

Credit unions from both states are meeting with decision makers and speaking on a limited number of issues as part of an overall “meet and greet” to remind them that credit unions are active in our communities, as well as in D.C. The meetings reinforce local relationships.

Congressman posey of David Hill and Meredith Gibson of Community Credit Union of FloridaIn Florida this week (pictured at left), David Hill and Meredith Gibson of Community Credit Union of Florida met with Congressman Bill Posey, taking a great opportunity to discuss credit union issues in a relaxed setting compared to the busy pace of meetings in D.C.

The previous week, Tampa Bay credit union leaders met with Congressman Charlie Crist to discuss issues important to credit unions, including data security and data breaches, cannabis banking, and the National Defense Authorization Act.

Also last week, credit union leaders from Alabama enjoyed a productive meeting with Rep. Bradley Byrne in Mobile, AL.


Jax Federal Credit Union names McAllister as director of business services
Kenneth McAllisterKenneth McAllister has been named director of business services for Jax Federal Credit Union, which serves members across Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker, and Nassau Counties. In his new role, McAllister is responsible for the continued development and implementation of products and services for commercial members, such as commercial mortgages, company vehicle loans, business lines of credit, and equipment loans.

Kenneth brings more than 15 years of commercial and retail credit union experience to the role. Previously, he held the position of Branch Vice President for VyStar Credit Union. He has also volunteered and held leadership roles in several organizations, including the JAX Chamber, Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, Nassau County Economic Development Board, Nassau County School District, Clay County School District and Duval County Public Schools. Kenneth is a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville and Orange Park High School.


Skyway Capital Markets promotes Bill Bright
Bill BrightSkyway Capital Markets, LLC, based in Tampa, FL, announced the promotion of Bill Bright to vice president of business development. In his new expanded role, Bill will execute highly targeted outreach to select businesses that certain buyers and investors are seeking, and educate them on capital markets options that may be available to them.

Bill is a graduate of Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL.