Faces in business: Sherod A. Halliburton

Name: Sherod A. Halliburton

Title: President

Company: Manatee Community Federal Credit Union, 604 13th Ave. E., Bradenton

What was the best business advice you ever received?

At one of my first jobs, while in college, one of the older executives told me to "pay your bills on time and you get anything you want in America." Now working at a financial institution that simple piece of advice truly resonates with me.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be?

I love what I do right now. I would not change a thing. I truly love the type of impact it has on people's quality of life.

What is the biggest risk you've taken in your career?

Leaving my job to come over and run a financial institution when I never worked in a financial institution a day in my life. So far so good, it's an exceptionally good fit.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you start?

My wife and I have been talking about traveling to Europe. Moving somewhere in central Europe and then travel to a number of different countries experiencing different cultures and histories, and different food.