Leaders Credit Union is governed by a voluntary board of directors who give generously of their time and talents to provide proper leadership for our staff and members.
Tim Adams, Chairman
Tim holds positions on the scholarship, disaster recovery, policy, and facilities committees.
He is the Executive Director of West Tennessee Neuroscience and Spine Center. He holds a B.S. in chemistry from Lambuth College and an MBA in management from Memphis State University.
Tim has been a member of a credit union since 1984. He joined Leaders in 1987 after moving to Jackson from Knoxville.
“I have always appreciated the prompt and courteous service that I have received as a credit union member It’s the member-focused service that keeps me coming back.”
Mrs. Kelley was educated at Union University and has an Associates degree in Nursing. She has 21 years of Nursing Management experience with 7 of those years as CEO of Extendicare of Western Tennessee. She was a Member of the Tennessee Association for Home Care. Mrs. Kelley resides in Jackson with her husband, Finis Kelley. She has one daughter, Julie Faulder.
Rusty Butcher, Treasurer
Mr. Butcher is a partner with HORNE LLP and serves as the Firm wide Director of Financial Institutions. He is a certified public accountant. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Union University. Mr. Butcher has previously served Leaders Credit Union on the Supervisory and Nominating Committees. Rusty is active at AGAPE, The STAR Center and the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Butcher is married to Christy and has two daughters, Madison and Campbell.
Ms. Taylor has been with Horne, LLP CPA’s and Business Advisors since 1981 where she is a Senior Manager, Director of Business Advisory and Accounting Services, and an active member of their internal technology committee.
Karen belongs to two professional organizations: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves as Vice-President of the West Tennessee Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, and she is a Council Member and Ethics Committee Member to The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants .
She is involved in various community and civic organizations including: North Jackson Baptist Church where she currently serves as Treasurer, advisory board member to AGAPE Child and Family Services, rotating board member for the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, rotating board member for The Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advisory Board, prior Ambassador for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, prior board member for the West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Center and E-911, former member of The Jackson Exchange Club, and a Graduate of Leadership Jackson, Class of 1996
She is married to Kenneth G. Taylor. They have one daughter, Jordan Danielle Taylor. She has been a credit union member since 1986 and served as a Director since 2003.
Kirk Newcom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union University. Kirk has been involved in many Civic Organizations, which help the Jackson Community. Some of these organizations are The Exchange Club, Board Member for the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center and PR Chair and the Legislative Chair for the Carl Perkins Boards. Kirk is married to Jeremie and has two children.
Mimi Bowling, Secretary
Mimi Bowling is an associate professor of nursing at Jackson State Community College. Mimi serves on the Scholarship Committee, Policy Committee, Nominating Committee and the Benefits Committee.
Mimi holds a master’s degree in nursing.
“Leaders Credit Union has met all my banking needs for the past twenty plus years. The people at the credit union have always been pleasant and professional. I can’t imagine going anywhere else for financial help or service. The opportunity to serve on the board has allowed me to be a part of helping to continue the Leaders Credit Union’s growth and success. Thank you for allowing me to be involved.”
Ron Hill, Vice Chairman
Ron has served for the LCU Board for nearly two decades. He has served as Chairman and has held every committee and board position. He is the vice president of hospital services at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and is a registered respiratory therapist, with a both a Bachelors and Masters degree in health care administration. Ron attends Englewood Baptist Church and teaches an Adult Men’s Sunday School class. He also serves as the treasurer with the Jackson Downtown Lions Club.
“I have always felt that I had a calling upon my life to serve others. It is a pleasure to be able to do that both at work and at Leaders. The credit union has great members, great staff and great services.”
Barry serves on the ALM committee, budget committee, employee benefit committee, and the facilities committee.
He is currently the Executive Director for Human Resources for West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, TN. He holds a B. S. in Education from UTM.
He is a past member of the Brownsville Rotary Club, past member of the Jackson Rotary Club, has served on the board for the Birth Choice Women’s Resource Center, Graduate of Leadership Jackson and Leadership Haywood County, Past Board Chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Haywood County, 2003 Community Service Award recipient of David Craig Chapter of DAR and many other organizations
Eddie Mae Pirtle
Eddie currently serves as a supervisor of instruction for the Jackson-Madison County School System. Over the past nine years she has been responsible for supervision of curriculum and instruction in elementary, intermediate and middle schools.
Prior to her current position, Eddie served the State of Tennessee Department of Education for over 23 years as a schoolteacher in various cities.
Eddie received her bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education in 1971 from Tennessee State University and her master’s degree in administration/supervision from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1990.
She is a member of the National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Jackson-Madison County Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Fraternity, Tennessee Council of Social Studies, Association of School and Curriculum Directors, International Reading Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Tennessee State University Alumni Association.