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USSFCU Spotlight Podcast

Episode 9: Thomas R. Getman

It’s All About Compassion

This Giving Tuesday we couldn’t think of anyone better suited to feature on our latest podcast than Mr. Thomas Getman. Dedicating his entire life to charity and service to others, Mr. Getman exemplifies the spirit of giving. He has worked worldwide from the U.S. Senate to the Middle East, Geneva, and everything in between. A common theme throughout his life has been compassion. This Giving Tuesday we hope that his message of compassion inspires you.
About Mr. Getman
In his 40-year career, Thomas Getman has dedicated himself to fostering partnerships between strategic actors in ministry, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) & United Nations sectors. His mission is to connect friends who can further expand a network of skilled, compassionate individuals, alleviating the suffering of the poor and oppressed, particularly in the Middle East and Southern Africa.

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EPISODE 01: Senator Ron Wyden

Originally posted on January 24, 2023

In our first episode of USSFCU's Spotlight Podcast, our President and CEO, Timothy L. Anderson sat down with Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to discuss the credit union business model, its mission of equalizing financial opportunity for all, and the advantages of nonprofit financial services. The conversation also highlights Senator Wyden’s relationship with credit unions, his personal experience with USSFCU, and his passion for helping America’s (Oregon’s) small businesses.


EPISODE 02: Herbert "Bertie" Bowman

Originally posted on February 25, 2023

The particular date of this podcast episode is historically significant in that on February 25, 1870, Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels from Mississippi took the oath of office and became the first African-American U.S. Senator. In celebration of Black History Month, we wanted to honor that historic date and share a very special conversation we had with USSFCU Board Member Emeritus and Capitol Hill Icon, Bertie Bowman.


EPISODE 03: Nicole McGrew

Originally posted on March 8, 2023

In celebration of Women’s History Month and specifically International Women’s Day, we would like to shine our spotlight on entrepreneur, business owner, Master Gardener and most recently, the newly appointed Board Chair for the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce - Nicole McGrew.


EPISODE 04: Secretary of the U.S. Senate Ann Berry

Originally posted on March 22, 2023

To wrap up our celebration of Women’s History Month we would like to share our interview with the Secretary of the U.S. Senate; Sonceria Ann Berry. Sec. Berry was sworn in as the 34th secretary of the United States Senate on March 1, 2021. Sec. Berry is the first African American to serve in this position and the eighth woman to hold the office.


EPISODE 05: U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black

Originally posted on April 9, 2023

April is Credit Union Youth Month and we are featuring Chaplain Barry C. Black to discuss many things but one of the main topics is his new children’s book A Prayer for Our Country: Words to Unite and Inspire Hope. Chaplain Black shares his inspiration for the book and his life’s journey from “unpromising beginnings” to becoming the U.S. Senate Chaplain.


EPISODE 06: U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger

Originally posted on May 2, 2023

May is a very significant month for police officers around the nation in that the month is set aside to honor officers who have lost their lives in the line if duty. The culmination of the month-long tribute is National Police Week (May 14 - 20 in 2023) with Peace Officer’s Memorial Day being held on May 16 this year. This month is also significant to the U.S. Capitol Police in that May 2, 1828 was the founding day for the force. We were honored and had the great privilege of interviewing U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger.


EPISODE 07: Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt

Originally posted on June 12, 2023

What does it mean to be a leader? How do good leaders respond under pressure? What does a team want from their leader? 

While there are nuanced answers to all of these questions, one thing remains at the forefront; putting others first. There is no better person to have this conversation with than long-time USSFCU member, US Army Major General, Senate Sergeant at Arms and Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt.


EPISODE 08: Congressional Football Game

Originally posted on September 10, 2023

The Congressional Football Game is this month and we had the privilege of sitting down for a conversation with some key individuals who have made this Capitol Hill tradition a must-see experience for the entire family. 

  • Jim Davis is a CFG founding member representing the Capitol Police. 
  • Ken Harvey is a four-time NFL Pro-Bowler and Washington Commanders legend. 
  • John Booty is an NFL Analyst and Philadelphia Eagles great.



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