American Eagle Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of LaKisha Jordan as Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity, as the Credit Union advances its commitment to being an industry and community leader in driving inclusivity and providing excellent service to the region’s underserved and underbanked.
As Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity, Jordan will play a leading role in ensuring American Eagle’s workforce is diverse, culture is inclusive, and strategic plans are aligned with the organization’s mission to deliver financial freedom to all people and businesses within their communities.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome LaKisha and her expertise in financial services, partnership building and DEI to American Eagle,” said Howard Brady, President & CEO of AEFCU. “We’re in the people business, and so it’s critical that we have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and a culture where each of our employees feel included, respected and valued.”
Jordan assumes her new role at American Eagle following five years at KeyBank, where she most recently served as Vice President, Regional Corporate Responsibility Officer. While at KeyBank, she worked closely with leadership to cultivate strategic partnerships with city, state and community stakeholders, managed a diverse portfolio of millions of dollars in corporate sponsorships and philanthropic support, and established successful community outreach programs that aligned with the organization’s mission—including bilingual financial literacy workshops for youth and adults. Prior to KeyBank, LaKisha spent nearly 10 years at Bank of America, serving in various Commercial Banking roles.
She has led DEI advancement efforts throughout her career—including developing diversified hiring initiatives and intern recruiting strategies, establishing broader recruiting networks to attract diverse talent, helping to implement DEI training for leadership teams, and organizing events and campaigns that addressed civic engagement, social justice, and equity in the workplace and community.
Jordan received both her MBA and Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She earned a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification from the University of South Florida and completed the McKinsey Management Program for High-Performing Managers.
Well-respected within her previous organization, the financial services industry and the community, she has been honored with numerous awards, public speaking invitations and committee appointments throughout her career—including in 2018 when she was named by the CT NAACP as one of “Connecticut’s 100 Most Influential Blacks.”