Born in detroit, michigan harold michael holmes was the 3rd child of Ledora and sheperd holmes,Jr., both deceased. he attended public schools in detroit and obtained a B.s. degree in Public affairs management from michigan state university in east Lansing, michigan. after graduation harold joined the m&o marketing agency, he earned the Professional designation of Life underwriting training Council fellow. he joined PfP in 1985, his first introduction to the Credit union world.
His first assignment with PFP was working with Credit Unions in the city of Flint where he met and became a friend for life with Leroy Nesbit, Jr., who was a Board Member of DORT Federal Credit Union, founding member of the AACUC and Past Recipient of the Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award.
Harold became a very successful Sales Representative early in his career at PFP because of the uniqueness of the Insurance Program offered to credit union members. It provided immediate protection for their families at the point of sale and it still continues today. Providing this one-of-a-kind Insurance protection with the convenience of Payroll deduction and Direct Deposit made things much easier for the Member and Credit Union to assure payment would be there for this Valuable Protection. Since that time PFP now has become the Number One Provider of Supplemental insurance Coverage for Credit Union Members and their Families in the Credit Union Industry.
Service is a duty Harold feels all of us have a responsibility to fulfill especially to those to “Whom much has been given, much is Required.” Harold joined the AACUC family in 1998. Leroy Nesbit Jr., shared with him the vision that Sheilah Montgomery,
Shirley Jenkins and Pete Crear had about starting an organization that could help with the disparity of Executive Management job opportunities that exist for African Americans in Credit Union Industry.
Harold attended the GAC with PFP, on his breaks from his responsibilities with PFP, he began assisting the Program Director of the Internship Program
setting up and manning the booth for AACUC. Sharing materials and giveaways for
the those who may have an interest in joining the organization, he became an Ambassador for the AACUC, encouraging people to join wherever he goes.
Harold has progressed at PFP holding different positions along the way, Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager of the Midwest, AVP of
New Business. His current position is Vice President of New Business, Ambassador to Credit Unions.
Harold has won numerous sales awards including the Guiding Light Award for PFP and the President Cabinet Award for Security Mutual. Because of his success with credit unions and his ability to create win-win-win scenarios for the member, the credit union and PFP he has become an advocate for credit union personnel and it now has been officially added to his duties and responsibilities.
Harold’s Act’s of Service List is very long. It includes:
• A past member of the AACUC Internship and Membership Committees
• Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, where he recently received the Eagle Scout Mentor Award,
• An Usher for nearly 30 years,
• A Deacon for 20 years,
• Bus Driver in the BUS Ministry at his church,
• Taking care of family business for elderly relatives, and
• Providing comfort to many when people come