Valerie Kwiatkowski named Executive Vice President of Information Technology at San Diego County Credit Union

Senior executive joins SDCCU with over 20 years of experience in IT management

Valerie Kwiatkowski has joined San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, as Executive Vice President of Information Technology. Bringing with her over two decades of experience in information technology management, Kwiatkowski is responsible for directing, planning, organizing and controlling all activities of the credit union’s IT department to ensure the effective, efficient and secure operation of all automated data processing systems.
“We are pleased to have someone with Valerie’s extensive experience in leading technology teams for large organizations join our team at SDCCU. She has a proven record of working with executive management to execute strategic IT projects and programs to ensure solution delivery that supports organizational growth, integrity and overall excellence,” said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU president and CEO.
Prior to joining SDCCU, Kwiatkowski served most recently on the Quality Engineering Team within Global IT for Apple, Inc., based in Cupertino, California. At Apple, she was responsible for implementing standard technology tools, processes and controls across all quality engineering teams within retail. She also served in IT leadership roles as Vice President of Global IT for Universal Electronics and Chief Information Officer for ICU Medical Inc. and Ports America.
Kwiatkowski earned her master’s degree in Management and Public Policy Analysis and her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also holds the following certifications: CIO Leadership from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkley; IBM Executive Consultant from IBM Certification Board; and Business Process Reengineering from PriceWaterhouse Consulting. 
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