Teresa Halleck, CEO, San Diego County Credit Union recognized at Women Who Mean Business Awards

San Diego Business Journal’s annual awards program recognizes women business leaders and role models

SDCCU is proud to announce that SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck was recognized at the 23rd annual Women Who Mean Business Awards by the San Diego Business Journal. The awards program recognizes business leaders and role models who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s businesses.
Halleck, who joined SDCCU as President and CEO in August 2010, was among more than 200 finalists selected by the San Diego Business Journal, a San Diego regional weekly business publication. The longstanding awards program honors the exceptional women who have made a difference in San Diego’s business, cultural and civic scene. Awards were presented November 9 at a special event held at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center and featured celebrity emcees Pat Brown and Susan Taylor. Halleck previously won a Women Who Mean Business Award from the San Diego Business Journal in 2011.
SDCCU’s unique blend of products and services is leading the way for overall credit union success. Under Halleck’s leadership, through a continued focus on delivering WOW customer service combined with the hard work and dedication of our great team, SDCCU has maintained its stance as an industry leader and achieved continued growth and success.
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.
Prior to Golden 1, Halleck was president and CEO at State Employees Credit Union of Maryland, where she brought financial expertise and stability to improve the organization’s overall financial performance.
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. Additionally, she also serves as a committee member on the State of California Department of Business Oversight Credit Union Advisory Committee. Halleck also serves 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.
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