First Commerce Credit Union CEO Cecilia Homison has been elected by her peers to serve on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors, representing District 3, Class B. CUNA has long been recognized as the most influential financial services trade association advocating on behalf of America’s credit unions and their 120+ million members. District 3, Class B encompasses credit unions with memberships between 38,000 and 141,000 located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Homison was also recently appointed to CUNA’s Advocacy Committee for a one-year term beginning January 1, 2022. The Advocacy Committee advises CUNA staff and provides policy recommendations to the board regarding advocacy issues affecting the credit union movement.
“Serving on CUNA’s Board of Directors and the Advocacy Committee have been long-term career goals of mine and I consider it a privilege to serve in these capacities,” Homison said. “I look forward to working with leaders across the nation to support and advance the credit union movement. I believe our industry has tremendous opportunities to continue the incredible work we do to strengthen the communities we serve.”
A longtime resident of Tallahassee, Fla., Homison brings more than 30 years of senior leadership in the credit union industry. She has received numerous awards and recognitions and has served in several community leadership roles, including Chair of the Tallahassee Economic Development Council, Assistant Treasurer of the Tallahassee Chamber, and Treasurer of Junior Achievement. Nationally, she has served on CUNA’s Supervision and Examination Subcommittee, CUNA’s Charter Review and Enhancement Task Force, and has been a frequent participant in CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conferences and Hike the Hill events at the federal and state levels.