Jim H. Mitchell, president/CEO of Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union, has been named the 2013 Professional of the Year by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. The Professional of the Year Award recognizes a credit union professional from Alabama and/or Florida who deserves recognition for their contributions to advance the credit union movement in their state and the nation. Winners of this award are recognized for their efforts to help craft an environment that allows credit unions to grow and prosper in order to better serve their members.

Mitchell joined AACFCU as president/CEO in 1984 and has been managing and auditing credit unions in the Southeast for almost 45 years. Under his direction, AACFCU has grown from $100 million to $1 billion in asset size. Mitchell has received numerous awards and has been involved with many industry organizations during his career. Mitchell will retire from AACFCU in December 2013 after 29 years of service.