Alumni Association (SCMSAA)


2007 Alumnus
of the Year

Kathi Gill
Neighbors FCU



Nominations are now being taken for the 2008 SCMSAA Alumnus of the Year.



The Alumnus of the Year Leadership Award is presented to an individual who:

  • Is active with the Alumni Association and the credit union movement.
  • Is a strong advocate for the credit union movement.
  • Continues to be involved locally as well as nationally in the credit union movement. 

Current students and alumni are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 SCMS Alumnus of the Year. Nominations need to be received by May 31, 2008. Click here for nomination form.


2007 Recipient – Kathi Gill
EVP, Neighbors FCU
Class of 1984 


Kathi Gill was recognized and selected on the basis of her: 

  • Leadership positions held in the credit union and credit union organizations.
  • Personal achievements within the credit union.
  • Encouragement of advancement of others within the credit union movement.
  • Contributions to the overall credit union movement. 

Those who know Kathi say things like: 

  • Strong supporter of SCMS.
  • Ready to help when needed.
  • Has always been fully engaged in the Credit union industry, always working to improve her knowledge so she can make informed decisios.
  • Kathi is a professional in every aspect of his or her career and represents SCMS Alumni very well.
  • I also have been told that the credit union was very involved in helping those credit unions that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Knowing tonight’s recipient the way I do, I feel confident that he or she was extremely involved to ensure that systems were in place to effectively render aid to those credit unions that were impacted. I understand that one credit union operated from credit union’s board room for a period of time.

Kathi began working for the credit union in May of 1981 as a head teller. Since then, she has held the positions of loan manager, branch manager, and now EVP.


She played an instrumental role in the growth and progress of the credit union, having overseen the entire operation for many years.


More recently, she successfully worked with staff and board, under the direction of the CEO, expanding the credit union charter to encompass the community, complete with a name change to fully address their new brand and direction.


Kathi is well thought of and respected, being active credit union community, serving as: 

  • First Vice Chair on the Southwest Educators’ Credit Union Association board
  • A panel member for CUNA Mutual National Advisory Group
  • Vice President of the local Credit Union Chapter, and
  • An active member of the the local credit union managers’ association. 

She is also involved in the local community, serving as: 

  • Past President of the Pennington YMCA Board of Directors
  • Past President of the Baton Rouge Area Bank Security Association
  • Past Committee Chair- Financial Women International  

Kathi is currently serving on the Mainstream Committee for the local Rotary


She is an active participant or member with the: 

  • March of Dimes
  • American Cancer Society, and the
  • Local Alzheimer’s Association
  • A Member of the St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church finance committee, and
  • Catholic Daughters

Committed to professional development, Kathi was an honor graduate of SCMS in 1985 and earned her Certified Credit Union Executive, CCUE, designation in 2004.


With great pleasure, we recognize the 2007 Southwest CUNA Management School Alumnus of the Year: Kathi Gill with Neighbors Federal Credit Union.


Previous Recipients:


Jimmy Sasser


Odell Dancak


Barbara Clore


Ruby Weinholt


James Gibson & Gary Janacek


Fern Cook


Neva Goodpastor


Marty Ochsner


Karen Houston


Gary Tuma


Linda Mann


J.L. Wagoner


Sandy Smith


Sharon McKinzie


Dean Borland & Gary Davis


Terry McCormick


Wes Davis


Anita Linzten


Dale Roberts


Kathi Gill


To be announced at a key event in the home state of the recipient in Fall 2007.






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