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Former San Diego County Credit Union President and CEO Rod Calvao has Passed Away

Calvao served as president and CEO of SDCCU from 1992 to 2007; Nearly 40 years of service as a SDCCU board of director and credit union advocate

9/02/2016 12:00 a.m.

SDCCU is deeply saddened to announce that Rod Calvao, former president and CEO (1992 to 2007), passed away peacefully last night. Rod was 69 years old. 

“We mourn the loss of our dear friend Rod and our thoughts go out to his wife Barbara as well as his entire family,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. 
Rod first joined the credit union’s supervisory committee in January 1973 and was then elected to the board of directors in December 1974. Over the years, Rod served in various roles on the board of directors. Most recently, he served as chairman of the board until he retired in May of 2014.
During Rod’s 15-year tenure as president and CEO of SDCCU, the organization continued to succeed and grow from 11 branches and $499 million in assets to 24 branches and $4 billion in assets. Rod was tremendously proud of the credit union’s accomplishments and his bright smile and cheerful personality will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
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