Mr. Halliburton is the President of the Manatee Community Federal Credit Union. MCFCU now stands as one of the only Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified credit unions in southwest Florida. These projects illustrate his integration of workforce and economic development as a strategy to improve the lives of the residents of the Central CRA by leveraging resources and ultimately creating an environment that is more conducive to outside investment.
Previously, Mr. Halliburton was Chairman of the Suncoast Community Capital Corporation, the Bradenton Front Porch Council, the Central Community Redevelopment Agency, and Equifax. He holds degrees from Georgia State University and certificates from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, as well as Georgia Tech.
Mr. Halliburton is a founder and served as Co-Chairman for three years at the bi-county workforce development and training initiative CareerEdge Workforce Funders Collaborative (CWFC). CWFC is the first National Fund for Workforce Solutions site located in the Southeastern USA, and the first to be led by a public entity. The National Fund is dedicated to preparing jobseekers and employees for a career, not just a job. Mr. Halliburton is active in the Bradenton community. He has served as a Golden Herald Award Judge; Manatee County State of the Arts Panelist; Imagine Manatee Facilitator; Manatee County Head Start Policy Prevention Board Member; Manatee Juvenile Justice Council Member; Tropicana Black History Essay Judge; as an Advisory Board Member for Church Leaders Assuring Student Success; and as host of the Community Matters TV show. Mr. Halliburton has recently joined the board of directors of Manatee Community Action Agency and for five years held the statewide appointment on the board of directors for the Florida Redevelopment Association.
Having been raised by a single mother in one of the most economically depressed city in the country, Mr. Halliburton has acquired the expertise to assemble work groups and solve very complex community problems. He is recognized as a community development finance expert and holds a deep knowledge and compassion for the community especially as it relates to economically challenged populations.