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Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union Promotes Christy Waters to COO


Christy Waters

Photo courtesy of Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union

Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union (SoAFCU) and its volunteer Board of Directors announces the promotion of Christy Water s to Chief Operating Officer for the credit union. In her new leadership position Waters reports directly to the President/CEO and oversees Branch Operations, Operations/Call Center and Consumer Loans. “I am excited for this new challenge,” said Waters. “I look forward to continuing my many years of service with the credit union.”


Waters is a born and raised, fourth generation Alaskan and attended Denali Elementary, University Park Elementary, Ryan Middle and Lathrop High before attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She began her financial industry career in 1994 as a loan officer. In late 2005, Waters joined SoAFCU as Consumer L oans Manager before being promoted to Vice President of Consumer Loans in 2010. In late 2016 Waters was promoted again, adding the Operations department to her supervision. “Christy is fantastic leader and manager who works extremely hard in everything she does,” said Anthony Rizk, President/CEO, SoAFCU. “The entire credit union is excited to see her in this new role.” Waters is a notary public and is licensed to sell credit insurance.


Waters continues to make Fairbanks her home with her son and daughter. Like a true Alaskan, when not at SoAFCU, Waters enjoys spending time outdoors at her family’s cabins at Harding Lake and Salcha River.


Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union is the largest member - owned credit union in the Interior. Established in 1960 as the Greater Fairbanks Teacher’s Credit Union by four teachers, SoAFCU now operates three branches and serves approximately 10,000 members, providing banking services, mortgage lending, consumer lending and business lending products. Any person who lives, works, or worships with the Fairbanks North Star Borough is eligible to join the credit union. Employees and students of public, private and parochial schools, high schools and institutions of higher learning north of the Alaskan Range are also eligible.


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