Credit Union 1 Welcomes New President/CEO
Credit Union 1
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Anchorage, AK – December 14, 2016 – Credit Union 1 (CU1) is pleased to introduce its new President/CEO, Paul Yang. An experienced leader within the credit union industry, Yang most recently served as CEO of University Credit Union in Los Angeles. Yang brings over 16 years of experience to his new position as President/CEO of Credit Union 1.
Prior to serving in Los Angeles, Yang held the position of CEO at Premier Community Credit Union and EVP at Partner Colorado Credit Union. He has also served as AVP of Information Technology at another credit union. Yang holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from Regis University with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting, as well as other professional certifications.
Throughout his credit union career, Yang has been notably involved in community outreach on a variety of levels. He’s enthusiastic to lead Credit Union 1 as a uniquely community-minded and philanthropy-focused institution. Yang’s vision and business philosophy are also aligned with the credit union’s core values of integrity, responsibility, vision, quality and citizenship, which aim to grow and improve the lives of Alaskans.
As Yang further states, he looks forward to adding to CU1’s “passion, innovation and execution.” Yang also said that he loves the culture at CU1 which places member service and community outreach at the forefront. After an extensive, nationwide interview process held by Credit Union 1’s member-led Board of Directors, the credit union is pleased to welcome Yang to its organization.
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