AEA Federal Credit Union welcomes new senior vice president of business services

YUMA, AZ (February 2, 2021)

AEA Federal Credit Union has hired Cory Deter to serve as its new Senior Vice President of Business Services. Deter joins the AEA team with over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, most of which was within commercial banking and management.

As the Senior Vice President of Business Services, Deter will oversee business lending and manage business member relationships.

“Cory is a great fit for the AEA Team and brings a depth of experience and leadership that will help expand our business services and strengthen our relationships with members and the business community,” said Adele Sandberg, AEA President and CEO.

Deter obtained a Bachelor of Business Economics from Eastern Oregon University and holds two graduate degrees; a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Deter, his wife of 17 years, Robyn, and four children relocated to Yuma from Washington. When asked about his move to Yuma and new role at AEA, Deter stated, “My family and I were drawn to the sunny weather and friendly people of Yuma. Professionally, I appreciate working for a locally owned financial institution and am passionate about helping local small business owners. Coming from a family of ranchers, I understand and appreciate the struggle and hard work that goes into owning and operating a small, family-owned business.”

Cory Deter

About AEA Federal Credit Union

Avenir Financial Federal Credit Union, based in Yuma, Arizona, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that has been locally owned and operated by its member owners since 1942. Avenir has over $385 million in assets and more than 33,000 members with four branches serving Yuma and La Paz Counties in Arizona. For more information, visit (before 1/16/24) or (starting 1/16/24.)


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