JACKSON — (July 7, 2021) Tonia White of American 1 Credit Union has joined the Jackson YMCA Board of Directors. White, who brings 30 years of leadership experience to the Y, is Chief Employee Experience Officer for A1CU.
“I have lived in Jackson my entire life, and the YMCA has always tried to be reflective of the communities it serves,” said White. “I am humbled and grateful to be of service while improving my physical and mental health.”
During her first year at A1CU, White said she created and implemented a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Recruiting and Hiring strategy to help the credit union hire the “right person, right seat.”
Along with her broad management and customer service experience, White dedicates hours each month to volunteering in the community. In addition to serving on the board of the Jackson Downtown Development Authority, she volunteers for the Salvation Army and Martin Luther King Center. Outside of work, White enjoys spending time with her husband of 24 years, Deshon, and their son Christopher, sipping tea, watching a good murder mystery, or cheering on the Wolverines.
“It is vital to our mission that our board members are not only experts in their professions, but also are connected to our community,” said Jackson YMCA CEO Shawna Tello. “Not only does Tonia add valuable human resource and customer service experience, but she also brings a wealth of knowledge of our community members, particularly those living in the Y neighborhood, thanks to her volunteer work. She will be a tremendous asset for our YMCA.”
Echoed Chief Volunteer Officer Matt Curfman, “Our board enthusiastically welcomes Tonia to our volunteer team as we work diligently to move forward as a community partner.”
For more information on the Jackson YMCA or the board, visit www.jacksonymca.org.
About the Jackson YMCA
Since 1896 the Jackson YMCA has worked to provide opportunities for individuals from all walks of life. The Y serves men and women of all ages, religions and economic backgrounds through programs focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Jackson YMCA moved into its current facility in 1962 and has undergone numerous renovations. Visit JacksonYMCA.org.