SkyPoint FCU Leadership Completes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Certificate Program From Georgetown University

Providing the company with DEI strategies that align with HR and business objectives

GERMANTOWN, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DEISkyPoint Federal Credit Union (SkyPoint), a premier, member-owned financial institution, announces their Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development, Santita Prather, officially completed the Georgetown Certificate Program on Advancing DEI in the Workplace in June 2021. Prather will lead the development, implementation, and measurement of DEI efforts within the credit union.

“With our community charter and business lending expansion, recruiting a talented, diverse staff for our outreach efforts and business lending is our top priority,” said Prather. “We understand the importance of leveraging a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve. Our Juntos Avanzamos and Community Development Financial Institution designations have proven that. Advancing DEI in the workplace is another investment that SkyPoint is making to demonstrate the importance of financial inclusivity for all its members.”

The Credit Union Foundation of MD|DC selected SkyPoint to receive a financial grant for Georgetown’s Certificate Program. These grants were only available for a limited number of credit unions on their DEI journey. During the three-month program, Prather, received in-depth information and training about DEI as it pertains to all human resources efforts.

“We wanted to do more than just write a Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” said Jim Norris, CEO of SkyPoint. “We wanted to see lasting change, and this meant it had to be transformational by having Santita Prather become certified with Georgetown’s DEI program. We are proud of her dedication to leading our credit union in DEI.”

Prather joined SkyPoint in December 2019 after 22 collective years of experience in the human services and public health fields. Bringing with her a passion for working in the community, joining a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) servicing low-moderate income communities was a natural fit.

About SkyPoint Federal Credit Union (SkyPoint)

SkyPoint is one of the premier financial institutions serving Montgomery County, MD; Frederick County, MD; Arlington County, VA; Alexandria and Falls Church, VA; and the District of Columbia. We strive to offer our members a wide array of financial services, supported by the best technology, and offering great value through our member-owned structure. To learn more, visit www.skypointfcu.org.

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