Bank-Fund Staff FCU Announces Eli Vazquez as New CEO

Eli-Vazquez-295South San Francisco, CA, The Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Eli Vazquez as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Eli will replace George West, who has served as the organization’s interim CEO.

Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union Board Chairman, Kenneth Miranda, noted that Eli will take over a credit union with a very strong balance sheet and staff committed to the organization’s mission. “Eli is a perfect fit for our members and employees. He will provide the leadership needed to deliver world class products and services.” Eli will join the Bank-Fund Credit Union organization in December. “I am extremely passionate and committed to the Credit Union’s values, and very excited to be joining the Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union team,” Vazquez stated.

Eli currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Mortgage and Business Lending at American Airlines Federal Credit Union. Over the past 16 years, he has held diverse credit union roles, including serving as a member of the board of directors, and leading the areas of finance, lending, collections, card services, business development, community relations, wealth management and credit counseling. Prior to the credit union, he held positions at American Airlines that included corporate finance and analysis, as well as leadership of business planning and financial reporting both domestically and internationally. As an expatriate in Mexico, he led operations, sales and government relations for American Airlines, giving him insight into and appreciation for the financial services required by Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union members.

Eli holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University and an MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

O’Rourke and Associates, based in South San Francisco, CA was the executive search and consulting firm which assisted in this recruitment exercise. The firm has been in operation for over 35 years, serving executives in the nation’s leading credit unions.

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