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Leaders Credit Union announces 3RD Cornerstone Advisory Board

June 6, 2019

LCU Board

The Cornerstone Advisory Board includes Chance Smith, Lee Wilson, Bria Swaringam, Jonathan Kelley, Melanie Taylor, Nicholas Stephens, Michelle Willis and Katherine Knight (not pictured).


Leaders Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., selects its third consecutive Cornerstone Advisory Board. The Cornerstone Advisory Board is made up of eight community members between the ages of 18-35 who serve a two-year term and provide feedback to Leaders.


Leaders developed the Cornerstone Advisory Board in 2017 to maintain awareness of the latest consumer trends and member needs for the next generation. The Cornerstone advisory board members possess a strong knowledge of the community represented and have experienced success in their academic and/or professional career. Members of the 2019-2020 Cornerstone Advisory Board include:


Chance Smith: Sodium Halogen

Lee Wilson: Jackson Escape Rooms

Bria Swaringam: Curvy Girl Resale

Jonathan Kelley: Town & Country Realtors

Melanie Taylor: City Fellowship Baptist Church

Nicholas Stephens: TN Department of Transportation

Michelle Willis: Gerdau

Katherine Knight: Farm Credit Mid-America


“This group has been very instrumental these last couple years providing insight to help improve our member experiences,” said Leigh Anne Bentley, Vice President of Marketing for Leaders. “It is important for Leaders to listen to various generations in the different industries to get a more in-depth perspective on their needs and how to fulfill them.”


Cornerstone Advisory Board Members provide insight and assist in onboarding young adults as well as provide suggestions and feedback for new products and services.


“I am a huge fan of Leaders and the way they serve their members,” Cornerstone Advisory Board member Chance Smith said. “I look forward to working together with them to improve every situation to create better experiences and rockstar team members.”


If you would like to learn more about Leaders Credit Union, visit their website at leaderscu.com.


About Leaders Credit Union

Leaders Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Jackson, Tenn. As one of the largest and most stable credit unions in the nation, Leaders exists to serve the needs of its members and lead the way on their behalf. Leaders was awarded the Best Place to Bank by Jackson Sun’s Readers’ Choice and is placed in the top 1% of credit unions nationwide by depositaccounts.com. Leaders is an Equal Housing Lender and is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information about Leaders Credit Union, visit the website.

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