Achieva Credit Union board member Rohland Bryant was recently recognized by The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) with its Volunteer of the Year award. Bryant, the only 2020 honoree from Florida, has selflessly contributed his time and talents to promote financial literacy in the community.
“Achieva is privileged to have an ambassador and volunteer like Rohland involved in our organization,” said Gary Regoli, president and CEO of Achieva Credit Union. “He’s been a passionate advocate for credit unions and for financial literacy, and dedicates countless hours of his time as a leader in his community.”
Bryant has served on Achieva Credit Union’s board of directors since 2003 and has held the role of Audit Committee Chair since 2007. He spends a significant amount of volunteer time representing Achieva and the credit union movement at community events.
At an Achieva board strategic planning session a few years ago, Bryant shared his vision for the credit union’s community outreach in south Pinellas County, particularly St. Petersburg. He offered to leverage his role as an employee at Pinellas Technical College (PTC) to further that mission, and has been tireless in his efforts since then.
Three years ago, Bryant took it upon himself to help launch a four-hour financial literacy training session, presented by Achieva, as part of post-secondary education at PTC’s St. Petersburg and Clearwater campuses. Hundreds of students have benefited from this valuable training, which includes sessions on such topics as managing your finances and handling credit responsibly.
He has also helped champion the importance of financial literacy education within the community and helped institute financial literacy training by Achieva at community centers and college alumni groups.
This year, the League honored three credit union volunteers, with one each from Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it is rated a Superior 5-Star credit union by Bauer Financial and has more than $2 billion in assets and 22 branches serving more than 165,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties, or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva. For more information, visit www.achievacu.com.