WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 14, 2018) – Truliant Federal Credit Union has named Atticus Simpson to the newly created role of Director of Community Affairs and Business Partnership Development.
Simpson will be responsible for strategic oversight, management and development of Truliant’s community engagement, outreach, state governmental affairs, and the credit union’s workplace benefits program, Truliant At Work. Additionally, he will develop and maintain a foundation that supports community causes aligned with Truliant’s mission. Simpson reports to Sherri Thomas, Chief Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer.
“Atticus excels at developing lasting, successful relationships,” Thomas said. “His career reflects leadership achievement and innovation in every position he has held. We look forward to his work as an ambassador for our credit union, delivering Truliant’s vision at the local and state levels.”
Most recently, Simpson served as Vice President of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) and Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Foundation. Working at a larger campus, he led divisions that facilitated development of student, information technology, institutional advancement and workforce initiatives. He also served as a spokesperson, cultivating relationships with local, state and federal officials.
Prior to WPCC, Simpson was employed by Northeastern Technical College where he held leadership roles in public relations, marketing, research and information technology efforts. He also worked as an account executive for Quixote Group, a strategic market research, public relations and brand communications firm located in Greensboro.
Simpson earned degrees in English from Western Carolina University and Public Relations from Appalachian State University. He received a Master of Science in Organizational Communication from North Carolina State University.