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On The Job In Los Alamos: Incoming And Outgoing CEOs With Executive Team At Zia Credit Union

on March 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

Gathered together this morning for an executive team meeting at Zia Credit Union in downtown Los Alamos, from left, Vice President of Lending and Member Services Robert Valerio, newly appointed CEO Paul Johnson, outgoing CEO David Woodruff who has accepted a position with a credit union in Maryland, and Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer Annitte Lujan. The team explained that they will miss Woodruff very much, however their customers will feel the business running along smoothly as usual since they are all staying in place and new CEO Paul Johnson has been the company's Chief Financial Officer for nearly three years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

About Zia CU

In 1955, a group of approximately 200 individuals from Zia Company, support contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, organized and founded Zia Credit Union as a special interest group, a common practice for that time in the credit union movement. The contractors felt they needed their own financial institution. Management of the newly-founded Zia Credit Union chose to become a state-charted credit union.

In 1975, management at Zia CU decided to expand its field of membership by not just serving a special interest group but serving the entire community. The reason for this change was to enable Zia CU to grow and offer better services to the current members, while including new members.

In 1995, management at Zia CU expanded its field of membership by not just serving people living, working, or worshipping in Los Alamos County, but also serving people living, working, or worshipping in Rio Arriba County. In 2008, field of membership was expanded to the greater Pojoaque Valley, and now to Santa Fe and Taos counties.