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Financial Center First CU President Receives Chairman’s Award from the Martin Luther King Indiana H

Tuesday, January 29, 2019  
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Indianapolis, IN. – The King Commission of the Martin Luther King Indiana Holiday Celebration (MLKIHC) recently awarded Financial Center’s President and CEO, J. Kevin Ryan, with its Chairman’s Award. The award was presented at the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration on January 10th, 2019.

    J. Kevin Ryan receives the Chairman’s Award at the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration.
(L to R): Tanya Bell, President and CEO of Indiana Black Expo; Jená Bellezza, Chair of the MLKIHC; J. Kevin Ryan, President and CEO of Financial Center First Credit Union; Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb; Gregory L. Wilson Sr., Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.

The Chairman’s Award recognizes local projects, programs, initiatives, or leaders that make significant contributions towards achieving the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the areas of economic development, poverty reductions, and social justice or peacemaking efforts.

J. Kevin Ryan, received the Chairman’s Award for Financial Center’s extensive community outreach efforts, specifically for championing financial literacy in Indiana. Financial Center is a five-time national award winner in the area of adult financial education and consistently teaches financial literacy to more than 4,000 people annually through classroom instruction, business partnerships, one-on-one financial counseling, monthly member seminars, and weekly seminars at the Consul de Mexico.

“I am humbled to be recognized by the King Commission for carrying on Dr. King’s dream of improving our community,” said J. Kevin Ryan, President and CEO of Financial Center First Credit Union, “But my credit union’s mission to help people does not stop here. We continue to reach underserved communities in the best way we know how – by providing free financial education so people can make the most informed decisions possible about their finances.”

About Financial Center: Financial Center First Credit Union is a $560 million credit union that has been serving members who live or work in Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Putnam, and Shelby Counties as well as other special groups for 65 years. Over 60,000 members take advantage of favorable deposit and loan rates as well as reduced fees by banking with the Indianapolis-based credit union. Financial Center is a not-for-profit entity that employs 143 people. Guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, Financial Center’s mission is to ‘Improve Members’ Financial Lives’. Learn more at

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