Mississippi Credit Union Community News – May 8, 2024

Keesler Federal Names Susan Song as Chief Marketing Officer

BILOXI, Miss. — Keesler Federal Credit Union has named Susan Song as the organization’s chief marketing officer (CMO). Susan will oversee the credit union’s communication, marketing, community development, corporate events and corporate sponsorship efforts.

With more than 25 years of experience, Susan joins Keesler Federal from Vystar Credit Union where she served as senior vice president. At Vystar, Susan led groundbreaking brand and growth marketing initiatives, managing sponsorships with various organizations including the Orlando Magic, University of Florida athletics, and Florida State University athletics. She also previously worked as the chief marketing officer for 18Birdies, where she led efforts for rapid user growth and strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as the LPGA and the Ernie Els Foundation, and has held senior leadership roles at Citigroup and Getty Images.

“We are excited to welcome Susan as a member of the Keesler Federal team,” said Keesler Federal President and CEO Andy Swoger. “Her experience and deep track record will support the expansion of our brand in new markets and strategic initiatives like our partnership with the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans.”

Susan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and AB in International Relations/Hispanic Studies from Brown University.

1st Mississippi’s Benton Graduates Leadership Lauderdale

Congratulations to 1st Mississippi FCU’s Francine Benton on graduating Leadership Lauderdale.  The Leadership Lauderdale program provides participants an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network. For more than 15 years, this program has helped participants better understand how their community works, build relationships with the area’s current and future leaders, and become inspired to serve the community.

Members Exchange CU Celebrates New Location

The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting with Members Exchange Credit Union to celebrate the credit union’s new Warren County location.


1st Mississippi Talks Financial Literacy With Local Sorority Alumnae Group

1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union engaged with inspiring young women from The Meridian Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Delta GEMS to discuss the significance of saving and planning for the future.

Magnolia Participates in Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Magnolia FCU proudly supported Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month by donning orange to raise awareness and show solidarity for a colleague with MS. Together, the credit union spread love and support in the fight against this disease.

Members Exchange CU Supports Community Events

The Members Exchange Credit Union team recently showed their support for two events in the communities they serve. They provided snacks to energize the cyclists at the Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Natchez Trace Century Ride. Additionally, they drove golf carts to assist attendees in getting safely from their parking spots to the Byram Swinging Bridge Festival.


Navigator Shares Tips with Fox10 On Helping Kids Save

For National Credit Union Youth Month, Navigator talked to local Fox10 news channel about ways to help children start saving. Sheamon McCants, Navigator Credit Union Regional Branch Administrator, shared tips on teaching financial literacy at home and encouraging children to save.


1st Mississippi Video Highlights Spirit of Credit Unions

1st Mississippi Federal Credit Union partnered with “Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid,” a program distributed on Public Television, to produce a feature about the credit union and its leadership. The credit union was excited to release one of six vignettes edited from the full production, this one highlighting the credit union’s commitment to improving their member’s financial well-being.


Keesler Community Organization Spotlight: Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence

Keesler FCU recently spotlighted with support the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence, an organization that supports and serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as survivors of homicide victims. They also educate the community and aim to reduce incidents of violence. Victims receive safe shelter, meals, clothing, personal hygiene items, childcare, transportation, phone and computer access, and a comprehensive array of counseling and support services.

Singing River FCU supports 2024 Jackson County Heart Walk

Singing River FCU participated in the 2024 Jackson County Heart Walk, benefiting the American Heart Association. The Heart Walk helps bring awareness to the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Every walker who joins and every dollar donated means more research, more people trained in lifesaving CPR, more medical breakthroughs, and more champions for equitable health.

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