Vice President, Community Development, St. Louis Community CU (St. Louis, MO) - Region 3
Paul Woodruff serves as the Vice President of Community Development for St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) and Executive Director of SLCCU’s affiliate non-profit, Prosperity Connection. In these capacities, he is charged with overseeing and guiding the strategic direction for numerous community outreach initiatives supported by both organizations. Paul began his career at SLCCU in 2009 as a teller and has subsequently worked as a business development specialist and manager of community development. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships that fund, support, and advance the respective mission of each organization. These duties include oversight of financial education programs throughout the community, management of SLCCU’s CDFI status and grant requests, and maintaining relations with community, business, and government leaders. As an active member of the community, Paul also serves as an advisor and board member for several community and national groups, including the Inclusiv.
Paul received his Master’s degree in Public Administration (with a certificate in Organizational Development) from St. Louis University where his research focused on credit union alternatives to payday loans. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Speech Communication from McKendree University.