BRADENTON -- Sherod Halliburton took the helm at Manatee Community Federal Credit Union this week.
He replaces the long-standing President Cindy Barco who retired after thirty-five years of exemplary service. Halliburton has been employed by the credit union as Executive Vice President since February 2012.
Prior to that Halliburton served as the Executive Director for the Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency. While at the Bradenton CCRA Halliburton was instrumental in launching three key economic development organizations - the Central Economic Development Center, the award winning CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, and Suncoast Community Capital.
Manatee Community Federal Credit Union was founded as Tropicana Employees Federal Credit Union in 1958. Halliburton's relationship with the credit union dates back to 2007 when he was the first non-Tropicana employee ever appointed to the board of directors where he served for five years. Halliburton was instrumental in the transformation from exclusively serving Tropicana Employees into one of only three credit unions in Florida designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution.