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SDCCU has announced that Ashlee Micale, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, has been named CFO of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal, a San Diego-based weekly business newspaper.
The CFO of the Year awards program, in its 12th year, recognizes CFOs and financial managers from across San Diego’s businesses for their contributions to company growth, leadership and community involvement. A panel of judges selects CFOs of the Year in multiple categories, including: business non-profit, public company, privately held company, non-profit organization, government agency and education, along with overall CFO of the Year. Ashlee was recognized with the top award for CFO of the Year. Several people from San Diego’s leading companies attended the awards presentation and reception held March 15, at the Westin® San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
Event organizers said Micale was recognized for the role she plays in the success of SDCCU, including her oversight in business intelligence, preparation for growth and enterprise risk management. Micale, who joined SDCCU in 2012, provides a strategic role in the overall financial management of SDCCU. Micale has direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning and treasury functions.
“We are incredibly proud of Ashlee for this well-deserved honor. She is one of the best and brightest CFOs in our industry and her highly effective leadership and strategic abilities have greatly contributed to the success of SDCCU over the past nearly six years,” said Teresa Halleck, president and CEO of SDCCU. “Ashlee’s positive impact on creating efficiencies combined with her exemplary business judgment and professional skills have added value for our employees and customers.”
Micale is involved in the credit union industry as a member of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) CFO Council and has spoken at CFO Council national conferences. She currently serves on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) CFO Executive Committee, Council Conference Committee, Council Regulatory Committee and the Council Membership Committee. In 2017, NCUA asked Micale to serve on the CECL Advisory Council where she is one of five CFOs who examine and submit recommendations for CECL compliance.
Prior to joining SDCCU, Micale served as CFO at Denver-based Public Service Credit Union since 2005. She also worked at Colorado United Credit Union in Denver. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting, and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Colorado.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.3 billion, over 377,000 customers, 43 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.