Sherod Halliburton is a Community Development Finance expert currently serving as President/CEO of Manatee Community Federal Credit Union (MCFCU). Halliburton was hired by MCFCU in February 2012 as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives where he guided the organization successfully through the process of becoming a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). He was promoted to President in July 2013and prior to that Halliburton served as the Executive Director of the Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency for over seven years where he launched three successful economic development organizations (CareerEdge Workforce Funders Collaborative, Central Economic Development Center (CEDC), and Suncoast Community Capital (SCC). CEDC and SCC support entrepreneur development while SCC also focuses on asset attainment for low income individuals. CareerEdge is nationally acclaimed and focuses on innovative workforce readiness strategies for unemployed and under employed individuals in partnership with employers and educators. Prior to that Halliburton served as Community Liaison for the Bradenton Front Porch Council, a community revitalization initiative operating out of the office of then Governor Jeb Bush. Halliburton utilizes extensive inside knowledge of credit gained from working in management at Equifax Information Services for five years. Halliburton is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXV and holds numerous state appointments including: the Florida Community Development Finance Agency (CDFA) Advisory board, Florida Policy Institute, Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development, and the Florida Prosperity Partnership. Halliburton serves on the Innovations Committee of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and he holds leadership positions on numerous local boards including the Treasurer of Manatee Community Action Agency, President of the Board of Directors for Manatee Educational TV, and Chairman of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council. Halliburton has received numerous awards and recognition throughout the years most recently the Unity Award for Championing Diversity 2017 from 941CEO magazine and People to Watch 2014 by Biz941 Magazine. Halliburton has been a presenter and speaker at numerous local, regional and national events including the 2014 National Federation for Community Development Credit Unions Annual Conference, the CDFA 2014 Florida Annual Conference, the 2017 Management Institute and the 9th Annual Florida Prosperity Partnership Conference. Halliburton attended Morehouse College for two years and graduated from Georgia State University where he earned a BS degree in Marketing with a minor in Corporate Communications. Halliburton has completed the CUES CEO Institute I Program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the CUES CEO Institute II Program at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University, and the CUES Institute Program III at Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.