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President's Message

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Third Quarter 2018

We are diverse. We are local. We are committed to each other’s success.

Merriam-Webster’s definition of diversity: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements; the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.

Arizona Federal Credit Union certainly has differing elements – branches, digital and online services, call center, loan and deposit products, transactional services, investment and insurance offerings, etc. And we just added a branch in Avondale to our list of differing elements.

We’re also made up of different types of people: your member-elected Board of Directors, volunteering and representing diverse views and backgrounds but with a commitment to create value for the benefit of all of Us; our employees, some of whom have made credit unions their life’s work and others who will be here as a segment of their journey, creating member service experiences and offering members financial service solutions; and, our members, who come from all walks of life with different life experiences, creating and contributing to this institution of financial service for the benefit of themselves and others in our communities.

In a recent conversation with one of my co-workers, Rachel Galvez, she shared the feelings she experiences when visiting the Phoenix Public Market – everyone is invested in each other’s success and they are there for each other, she said. No matter what they’re selling, or buying, they want the best outcome for the other. It is in that spirit that we recently pledged our support to the Phoenix Public Market.

Our Phoenix Public Market sponsorship is the most recent example of the responsibility we wholeheartedly embrace to improve the condition and financial circumstances of our members and the communities we serve. No matter the differences in our gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, education, backgrounds, etc. – we are there for each other and we are invested in each other’s success.

We are Arizona Federal Credit Union. We are local. We are diverse. We are committed to each other’s success.


Ronald L. Westad
President and Chief Executive Officer

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