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Truliant Names Thomas Vice President Organizational Development

Truliant Names Thomas Vice President Organizational Development

Release date: 12/12/2014

Winston-Salem, N.C. (Dec.12, 2014) – Truliant Federal Credit Union has promoted Sherri Thomas to the role of Vice President Organizational Development.

Thomas was named to the newly created role in Truliant’s Human Resource and Organizational Development division. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the newly formed organizational development group, which encompasses training and recruiting.

"Sherri’s ability to engage and motivate her colleagues has been a hallmark of her career at Truliant,” said Marc Schaefer, president and CEO. “The training that she has helped create and will continue to produce has built successful team environments throughout the credit union that truly improve the lives of our members-owners. "

Among her accomplishments at Truliant, Thomas was instrumental in the development and refinement of Vital Basics, a credit union wide training program that instills virtues to increase Truliant’s capacity to meet member needs. She has also served as executive sponsor for Truliant’s student-run credit union program.

Thomas joined Truliant in 2010 as regional director of its Central Region of Member Financial Centers, working with the Charlotte, Kernersville, Greensboro, Burlington and Mebane locations, among others. In 2011, she was named Vice President of Member Financial Centers, overseeing all aspects of Member Financial Center administration.

“Truliant is committed to delivering a remarkable experience for existing and prospective members well above the status quo for financial institutions. Robust training is an important mark of institutional excellence and one way that we ensure an engaging, collaborative and consultative experience with our members,” Thomas said.

Prior to joining Truliant, Thomas served as a Service Leader Vice President with Wachovia where she was responsible for more than 20 branch locations in Greensboro and High Point.

Earlier this year, Thomas earned a Master of Business Administration from Elon University. Thomas is also graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She currently resides in Oak Ridge, N.C. with her husband Ronald and their three children.