UCO MBA Graduate Selected for International Credit Union Leadership Program

University of Central Oklahoma MBA graduate Joseph Griffith has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the World Council of Credit Unions to participate in the International Credit Union Leadership Program Jan. 12-25 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Griffith is one of 12 participants selected from more than 600 applicants.

Jan. 10, 2014

Media Contact: Sarah Gayken, Project Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma College of Business, 405-974-5333, sgayken@uco.edu

UCO MBA GRADUATE SELECTED FOR INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM  

University of Central Oklahoma alumnus Joseph Griffith has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the World Council of Credit Unions to participate in the International Credit Union Leadership Program Jan. 12-25 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Griffith is one of 12 participants selected from more than 600 applicants.

Griffith, who received a Bachelor of Science in general studies from Central in 2008 and an MBA from Central’s Jackson College of Graduate Studies in 2013, will intern at Sicredi, a Brazilian financial cooperative. He currently works for Communication Federal Credit Union in Oklahoma City where he oversees the credit union’s compliance and risk management functions.

During the two-week leadership program Griffith will gain hands-on experience working side by side with the senior management team at Sicredi.

“I have always been interested in other countries and their people. Now that I have been in my profession for almost 10 years I am more focused on how businesses operate in the global environment,” Griffith said.

The program is designed to facilitate idea exchanges, promote foreign language development, enhance cultural diversity and improve problem-solving skills as they relate to global credit union development and management. The program also focuses on helping credit unions find new ways to attract young members.

“I feel my industry experiences along with the world-class education that I received at UCO will allow me to take full advantages of the program. My intention is to make a lasting impression on Sicredi and bring back skills and ideas that will add to the overall effectiveness of my organization,” Griffith said.

For more information about undergraduate and graduate opportunities at Central’s School of Business, visit www.busn.uco.edu.

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Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma MBA graduate Joseph Griffith has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the World Council of Credit Unions to participate in the International Credit Union Leadership Program Jan. 12-25 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Griffith is one of 12 participants selected from more than 600 applicants.