Leadership – Engagement – Action – Development

LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Action, Development) Mississippi is a program specifically aimed at the development of Mississippi’s future credit union leaders.

The LEAD program’s target participants are emerging credit union leaders age 40 and younger. The program was developed and is led by professionals in the Mississippi credit union movement who are passionate about credit unions and the nurturing of leaders within the movement.

LEAD will engage its career-oriented team members in developing their leadership, networking, and community awareness skills. Members are expected to “feel passionate & empowered by the credit union movement,” have a strong desire to develop their leadership skills, and embrace the “value of coaching, mentoring, and being an advocate” to those they lead.

Through professional development, networking, and peer support, LEAD is a forum for the development of future credit union leaders in the state of Mississippi.

The annual LEAD application period is generally opened during the first quarter of each year.  Eligible applicants must be nominated by their CEO or a member of senior management, have at least 12 months of credit union experience, be age 40 or younger, and be a LEADer in their organization.

Email LEAD:

2023 Applications Open!

Deadline to apply:  Friday, March 31

LEAD is seeking emerging leaders in Mississippi to join the 2023 class.


Open to MS credit union team members who:

  • Are nominated by their CEO/senior manager (email of recommendation/support required);
  • Have been employed with their credit union for at least twelve months;
  • Are poised to be or are in a position of leadership;
  • Are 40 years of age or younger; and
  • Are willing to actively engage in the LEAD meetings and activities


  1. Recommendation/statement of support from CEO or Senior Manager emailed to leadmsboard@gmail.com.
  2. LEAD’er will answer a questionnaire about Leadership and what it means to the applicant: https://forms.gle/yUANWcLd1mLZpe4p9.

Applications will close on March 31st.