CUlead Spotlight: Roya Cox, Columbia Credit Union

Published 3.9.21


Roya Cox

Loan Officer
Columbia Credit Union

CUlead is a program aimed at building and enhancing our credit union management staffs' leadership abilities to further the credit union and cooperative movements. With these CUlead spotlights, we're excited to shine a light on these leaders.

This week, we meet Roya Cox, loan officer at Columbia Credit Union (Columbia, MO).

How long have you be in the credit union industry?

1-4 years

What is your favorite thing about working at a credit union?

Helping people who think they can do no better for themselves.

What does true leadership mean to you?

The ability to train people how to do something, make them understand why they are doing it, and stick with them until it is completed efficiently.

There are two types of people in this world. What are the two types?

I usually relate this question to introverts and extroverts or pessimists and optimists.  But I think it all boils down to those who are working toward a goal and have a plan to achieve it, and those who are just going through the motions.  With a goal in mind, people will do what then need or what they are able to do to achieve it, but people who are just living day-to-day are working to make a paycheck and waiting until their retirement.  But are they making their lives or the lives of other any better along the way?  Who knows, but it's probably not likely.

Want to learn more about the CUlead program? Contact Clint Armistead, 913.297.2473.