San Diego Business Journal recognizes San Diego’s 500 most influential business leaders

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (November 13, 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 among the 2023 SD 500 – San Diego’s Most Influential People by San Diego Business Journal. This recognition represents the most influential and accomplished business leaders in San Diego, helping to drive the local economy while making a difference in the community.

Under Campbell’s leadership, SDCCU’s customer base has more than doubled, reaching over 435,000 members, and assets have grown from just under $5 billion to more than $12 billion. She is an effective and compassionate leader with a keen strategic vision that has helped catapult the credit union into excellence. Campbell’s focus on improving lives by providing breakthrough banking products, services, education and extensive community support has tremendously impacted the San Diego region.  

“I am thankful to be recognized as one of San Diego Business Journal’s Most Influential People in San Diego,” said Campbell. “To be acknowledged among incredible leaders who contribute to the San Diego community is truly an honor.”

Campbell has earned a number of notable awards for her accomplishments and leadership in the time she has been with SDCCU. Among those most recently, she was named one 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 and 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 San Diego Business Journal.

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 has also served as the 2012 and 2013 Board Chair of the California Credit Union League. Campbell also serves as the Board Chair of the National Credit Union Foundation.

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 more than $12 billion, over 435,000 customers, more than 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. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit
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