Dallas, 05/13/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Ada Williams, Chairman of the Board of Credit Union of Texas, Is Honored
has announced the presentation of its 2016 Financial Literacy Champion award to Mrs. Ada Williams, Chairman of the Board, Credit Union of Texas. The award presentation was made on Wednesday, April 27, at a meeting of the Credit Union of Texas board of directors.
The annual Financial Literacy Champion Award is presented to a local individual who best exemplifies the core tenets of both teaching and implementing financial education programs to individuals, families and communities.
In presenting the award, Ken Goodgames, CEO of Transformance, noted, “Credit Union of Texas exemplifies the community-based credit union spirit in serving the financial needs of low-to-moderate income families, and we are truly proud to honor the many years of service of its board chair, Mrs. Ada Williams.” Prior recipients include Carol Nichols (Capital One) in 2014 and Michelle Wheeler (Jackson-Shaw) in 2015.
Williams was appointed by the Governor of Texas to serve on the Texas Credit Union Commission from May 1983 to March 1989. She has served on the board of directors at the $1 billion credit union since 1981 and has been chairman since 1996. “Ada Williams brings a 33-year legacy of service to not just Credit Union of Texas, but to the greater credit union community as a whole,” said John Lederer, CEO of Credit Union of Texas.
Williams started her career in education in 1955 as an elementary school teacher in Dallas ISD. She eventually served as an elementary and secondary school counselor before taking on the role of the district’s director of employee organizations.
A registered professional parliamentarian, she served as the elected parliamentarian for DISD Board of Trustees, 1998-2002. She has also served as the parliamentarian for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She retired from DISD in 2002 and has always held numerous volunteer leadership positions in the community.
Dallas-based Credit Union of Texas has more than $1.135 billion in assets and provides financial services to more than 120,000 members in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Denton, and parts of Grayson, Fannin, Ellis and Tarrant counties.
About Transformance, Inc.
In 2015, the agency will have delivered more than 125,000 consumer interactions through financial counseling, outreach, and education. In 2016, the agency expects to serve up to 1 million low and moderate-income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible online and through a new mobile app.
Since its founding in 1974 as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, the agency has empowered clients to overcome adversity and attain their financial goals. Services include credit/budget counseling, financial education, housing counseling, individual debt management and bankruptcy counseling. Transformance provides the following programs and services:
• Provides a national nonprofit resource dedicated to confidential and professional counseling to assist financially distressed or economically vulnerable families
• Develops and fosters community educational programs on family money management, budgeting and the wise use of money and credit
• Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with the credit community, employee assistance programs, professional counselors and community-based social service agencies
• Provides opportunities for economic empowerment of low and moderate income families and with a particular focus on at-risk communities such as seniors, military families, veterans, communities of color and single, female-headed households
• Enables good financial knowledge early in life through its focus on education of students (K -12) and their parents through agency strategic partnerships
Transformance, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1974 and is a United Way Service Provider as well as an HUD-approved multistate housing counseling and education organization. The agency is formally accredited every four years by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA) to ensure compliance with top industry standards and best practices. The agency has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, with satellite offices in Arlington; Austin; Amarillo; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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