WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (December 12, 2023) American Banker has recognized Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Chief Administrative Officer Sherri Thomas as one of its 2023 Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions.
The “Most Powerful” list, now in its second year, celebrates 15 top leaders nationally who are shaping the credit union industry and influencing change. American Banker is among the largest trade publications serving the financial services industry.
“I am humbled and grateful for this national recognition. It is a privilege to join this year’s esteemed list of honorees,” Thomas said. “I am fortunate to be part of a dynamic organization that changes the lives of our members and employees for the better, and that is always working to make a bigger impact in our communities.”
Thomas joined Truliant in 2010 and has more than 25 years of experience managing operations and human resources at large and mid-size institutions. She provides senior leadership for employee relations, compensation, benefits, payroll, recruiting, and organizational development, which includes employee training and skill development.
Thomas leads Truliant’s Member Contact Center. Her role also encompasses responsibility for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, community affairs, community engagement and outreach, state and local government affairs, and Truliant at Work – the credit union’s B2B workplace benefits program.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Elon University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation, the highest professional certification within the human resource field.
Currently, Thomas serves on the Board of Advisors of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, and the Elon University Black Life Advisory Council to the President. She has served since 2019 on the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is incoming chair for 2024. She is also a member of its Executive Committee, and serves as Treasurer/Secretary and Finance Committee Chair.
Thomas is a 2019 Triad Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business honoree. She was named a Leaders in Diversity award winner by the publication in 2022. In 2023, Thomas was named to Black Business Ink magazine’s Power 100 list recognizing the most influential leaders from across North Carolina in various sectors.
Thomas is passionate about sharing professional experiences through mentorship to help guide women to become strong leaders in the workplace, schools and community.
About Truliant Federal Credit Union
Truliant is a mission-driven, not-for-profit financial institution that improves lives by providing great service and straightforward financial solutions. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves 316,000+ members. Truliant has more than 35 Member Financial Centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.