Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame
Joyce Jackson has been involved in the credit union movement for over 20 years. Jackson truly belongs among those selected for the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame Award recipients. She has given tirelessly of her time and spirit to a cause she supports wholeheartedly.
As a league director of the Illinois Credit Union System for a decade, Jackson held several offices. Joyce was the first African-American woman to become chair of the Illinois Credit Union League, ICUL Service Corp. and Mid-States Corporate Federal Credit Union from 1992 to 1994. From 1990 to 1992 she was vice chair and secretary/treasurer in 1989. She also served for many years on the CUPAC board; two as chair because of her outstanding leadership skills.
In addition to these state level responsibilities, Jackson has also been a CUNA national director from 1991 to 1994. She is currently serving as a Deputy Director for the National Credit Union Administration in Washington, DC for a new division concentrating on community-development credit unions.
Joyce felt the credit union spirit initially as a volunteer board member of Michael Reese Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union for seven years. Subsequently, Jackson was named president and treasurer for 13 years while remaining active on committees within the Seminara-Jackson Chapter, especially in legislative areas.
Joyce Jackson is credited with the formation of the Chicago Area Network of Credit Unions in the late 1980’s. There she served as its chair. The group was formed to focus its efforts on extending financial services within limited-income communities. Joyce is a popular and outspoken credit union advocate who represents The Credit Union Movement well.