Mike Mercer, former CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates discusses how benefits credit unions create for its members. He also explains how credit unions help people to afford their lives, and empowers them to be free, and become more enthusiastic about life.
Mike Mercer recently retired as the CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates. In this capacity, he was responsible for providing leadership for trade association services across a three-state footprint to include Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Mr. Mercer represented the interests of credit unions in numerous ways for almost four decades.
Mike came to Georgia in 1980 as President of Georgia Central Credit Union. He was named President/CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates in 1985 and moved into his role as CEO of LSCU & Affiliates prior to his retirement. He studied economics at the University of Rhode Island and earned his master’s degree in banking and finance at the University of Wisconsin.
He has been the recipient of numerous industry awards over the years. These include the 2015 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, presented by the National Credit Union Foundation; the Knights Cross Medal, presented by the former president of Poland, for his work in helping the establishment of credit unions in Poland and the National Cooperative Bank Stan Dreyer Spirit of Cooperation Award. Mercer will also be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in May of 2020.