Patelco’s Mendez Appointed to CU Direct’s Board

CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive and strategic solutions to the credit union industry, today announced the appointment of a new member to its board of directors.

Ontario, CA, September 30, 2015 -- CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive and strategic solutions to the credit union industry, today announced the appointment of a new member to its board of directors.
 
Erin Mendez, president and CEO of Pleasanton, California-based Patelco Credit Union (291,841 members, $4.4 billion in assets) has been appointed by CU Direct’s board of directors as an associate director.  Mendez has more than 25 years’ experience in the credit union and financial services industry, and has been the president of Patelco Credit Union since August of 2013.
 
Prior to Patelco, Mendez was the executive vice president and chief operating officer at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Tustin, California.  Mendez previously served as senior vice president of retail banking at American Savings Bank, senior vice president of operations and chief information officer for Western Financial Bank, and chief technology officer for Health Net Inc.
 
“It’s a privilege to be serving on CU Direct’s board,” said Mendez. “I look forward to working with the board and management of CU Direct to develop best-in-class lending technology solutions that will help credit unions improve their lending programs and grow their portfolios.”
 
“Erin has a tremendous amount of industry experience and expertise, and we’re very fortunate to have her serving on CU Direct’s board,” said Tony Boutelle, president & CEO of CU Direct. 
 
Also serving on CU Direct’s Board of Directors are: chairman, Jeff March, Citadel Federal Credit Union; vice chairman, Nader Moghaddam, president and CEO, Financial Partners Credit Union; secretary and treasurer, Keith Sultemeier, president and CEO, Kinecta Federal Credit Union; John Lund, president and CEO, America First Credit Union; Sterling Nielsen, president and CEO, Mountain America Credit Union; Jim Laffoon, president and CEO, Security Service Federal Credit Union; Benson Porter, president and CEO, BECU; Donna Bland, president and
CEO, Golden 1 Credit Union; Brett Martinez, president and CEO, Redwood Credit Union; and Chuck Purvis, president and CEO, Coastal Federal Credit Union.