Community Development Manager, Meritus CU (Lafayette, LA )
Angela Morrison was named Meritus Credit Union’s first ever Community Development Manager in 2019. Since joining in 2016, Angela led the effort to earn CDFI certification, as well as to re-brand the credit union from Lafayette Schools to Meritus Credit Union. Angela is responsible for developing high impact community outreach programs, events and communication materials that promote the credit union's partnership with the community; as well as developing long term partnerships that increase access to financial literacy/counseling.
Angela has 30 years of experience in community development and public relations. Prior positions include: Lafayette Parish School System’s first Director of Community Collaboration and Partnerships; United Way of Acadiana's Volunteer Center Director and Chief of Community Impact; and Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs for UL Lafayette. Angela recently joined Hospice of Acadiana's Foundation Board. She has served on: Women's and Children's Hospital Board of Trustees for over 12 years; boards of, UL Alumni Association (Past President, first African American woman); United Way of Acadiana; Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, now known as One Acadiana; Junior League of Lafayette (Past-President, first and only African American to date); Acadiana Youth; Workforce Investment (LA District 40); Acadiana Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster and the City of Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women (Past-President).
Her awards include: 2018 University of Louisiana's Christiana Smith Alumni Chapter Outstanding Alumni recipient; 2017 National Association of University Women's A Tribute to Excellence honoree, 2015 Junior Achievement's Richard E. Baudoin Friend of Business award, 2013 Women Who Mean Business honoree; 2011 and 2001 United Way of Acadiana Cornerstone award recipient; 2011 inducted into University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society as an Outstanding Community Member; 2007 and 2001 Lafayette LA City-Parish President Outstanding Citizen; and in 2005 Lafayette LA City-Parish Woman of Excellence honoree.
Angela earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from UL Lafayette, as well as the CUNA’s Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive distinction in 2017.