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San Diego County Credit Union executive named CFO of the Year

Ashlee Micale selected by peer judges at event hosted by local business newspaper

3/28/2014 12:00 a.m.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (March 28, 2014) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, has announced that Ashlee Micale, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, has been awarded CFO of the Year at the 8th annual CFO of the Year Awards event hosted by the San Diego Business Journal, a San Diego-based weekly business newspaper.

Micale was selected by a panel of peer judges for her award in the “business non-profit” category. A crowd of more than 560 people attended the awards presentation and reception held March 19 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego’s Mission Bay area.
Event organizers said Micale was recognized for the role she plays in the success of SDCCU, including her ability to inspire others to work together and find solutions to business challenges. She was among six local CFOs who received recognition in other business categories.

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, and reports to Teresa Halleck, SDCCU’s president and CEO.

“We are very proud of Ashlee and her award is well deserved,” said Halleck. “She has made a positive impact creating efficiencies with new products and services implementations. Her exemplary combination of business judgment and professional skills have added valued for our employees and customers.”

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.

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.

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 $6.4 billion, more than 262,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. From FREE Checking with eStatements and SDCCU Mobile Deposit, to home and auto loans, Visa® credit cards, money market accounts and business banking services, including commercial real estate loans. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. Federally insured by NCUA and is an equal housing lender. For more information, visit

San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 43 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.

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