SD Metro Magazine honors San Diego’s elite business leaders

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (March 27, 2023) — San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is pleased to announce that SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell was selected as a 2023 Woman of Accomplishment by San Diego Metro Magazine. The award recognizes women that lead the way in the business industry, helping to drive the local economy while making a difference in the community.
Campbell was selected for her outstanding leadership and demonstrated successes at SDCCU since she joined the credit union in 2010. Most notably, under her leadership, SDCCU’s customer base has more than doubled, reaching over 438,000 members, and assets have grown from just under $5 billion to $11.1 billion. She is a highly strategic and effective leader and has a genuine passion for helping to progress the credit union movement. Campbell’s focus on improving lives by providing breakthrough banking products, services, education and extensive community support has tremendously impacted Southern California.  
“It is an honor to be selected as one of SD Metro’s Women of Accomplishment,” said Campbell. “To be selected among incredible women making significant contributions to the San Diego community is truly humbling.”
Campbell has earned a number of notable awards for her accomplishments and leadership in the time she has been with SDCCU. Last year, she was named of SD Metro Magazine’s Women of Influence for the third consecutive year, selected as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions and selected to receive the 2022 California Nevada Credit Union League (CCUL) Distinguished Service Award.  In 2021, she was honored as San Diego Business Woman of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal, recognized with a Stevie Award for Women in Business, selected for a Business Leadership Award from the North San Diego Business Chamber. In 2020, she was named a CEO of the Year finalist and one of San Diego’s Top 50 Executives by the San Diego Business Journal. In 2019, Campbell was named CEO of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and recognized with the North San Diego Business Chamber’s 2019 Business Leadership Award - the chamber awarded her Business Leader of the Year in 2016. In 2018, she was selected as one of 25 San Diego Business Women of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and honored with a Bronze Stevie Award for 2018 Female Executive of the Year. Campbell was named Most Admired CEO by San Diego Business Journal in 2017, having also earned the honor in 2015, as well as recognized for a second time at the San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards with her first win occurring in 2011.
With over 25 years of experience in the credit union industry, 13 of which were in San Diego, Campbell is well respected for her leadership and affecting positive change not only locally, but also by industry peers. Campbell serves on the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, formerly the Department of Business Oversight, CU Advisory Committee. She served a two-year term, 2018 to 2020, on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Credit Union Advisory Council. She served as the 2012 and 2013 Board Chair of the California Credit Union League and has since continued her service to the League by serving as a Board and Committee Member. Campbell also serves as the Board Chair of the National Credit Union Foundation.
Campbell’s educational background includes a BS – Accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a MAS – Financial Management from The Johns Hopkins University. 
SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of $11.1 billion, more than 438,000 customers, over 40 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,
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