Teresa Halleck, CEO, San Diego County Credit Union named Business Leader of the Year

CEO recognized for making a positive impact on the organization through commitment to innovation, integrity, growth and excellence

SDCCU is proud to announce that SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck was named the 2016 Business Leader of the Year by the North San Diego Business Chamber at the annual Celebration of Business event. The award honors business leaders who made the greatest positive impact on their organization through innovation, integrity, growth and pushing their company to excellence in every aspect of business.

“I am incredibly honored to be recognized as a Business Leader of the Year among so many great leaders in the San Diego region,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “I accept the award on behalf of the SDCCU leadership team and over 800 employees for their commitment to excellence, innovation and providing WOW service every single day.”
Under Halleck’s leadership, SDCCU continues to remain a top financial performer in the industry while balancing service and convenience and driving efficiency in operations. Halleck has led SDCCU’s executive management team with an internal standard of excellence plan that improved customer service across all touch points and has driven SDCCU to become one of the largest credit unions in the U.S.
Halleck previously served as the president and CEO of Golden 1 Credit Union headquartered in Sacramento for nearly eight years. During her tenure at Golden 1, the credit union grew from $4.2 billion in assets with 65 branches to in excess of $7 billion in assets with 84 branches, tremendously expanded its field of membership, enhanced its product and service offerings and increased the credit union’s visibility in its chosen markets while maintaining a consistent focus on exceptional member service.
Halleck is a well-respected leader in the credit union community, not just in San Diego and California, but nationwide. In 2013, she was reelected for a second term as chairman of the board of the California Credit Union League (CCUL), one of the nation’s largest statewide credit union trade associations. She has since continued her service to the League by serving as a Board and Committee Member. Additionally, she also serves on the State of California Department of Business Oversight Credit Union Advisory Committee. Halleck was also selected as a board member of the National Credit Union Foundation.
Halleck’s educational background includes a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a MAS – Financial Management from The Johns Hopkins University.
The annual event celebrates the best and brightest in San Diego’s business community by presenting business achievement awards in six prestigious categories: Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Leader of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year, Think Local First Champion of the Year and Healthiest Business of the Year. This year’s event was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.
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