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USSFCU Spotlight Podcast

U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger

We are shining a spotlight on people making a difference in their communities, industries, and organizations. These conversations range from community leaders to policymakers to everyday folks doing extraordinary things to make this world a brighter place to live.

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. 

About Chief Manger
Chief Manger was sworn in as Chief of Police on July 23, 2021.  He has served 42 years in the policing profession, including more than two decades as Chief of Police for two of the largest police agencies in the National Capital Region. Most recently, he was Chief of Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, from 2004 to 2019.  He also served as Police Chief in Fairfax County, Virginia, from 1998 to 2004.  His leadership in regional law enforcement initiatives is extensive.

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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.


For over 85 years, USSFCU has provided the U.S. Senate and Capitol Hill communities with world-class financial stability, security, and service. Now a $1.2 billion credit union with 100 plus paths to membership, almost everyone has the opportunity to experience the USSFCU difference.

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