Arlington Community FCU selects Benjamin Sande-Otieno as Controller

ARLINGTON, VA (July 17, 2023) — Arlington Community Federal Credit Union ($468M, Falls Church, VA) has selected Benjamin Sande-Otieno to serve as its new Controller.  He was placed by DDJ Myers, the well-known leadership development firm that is now an ALM First Company.

Mr. Sande previously served as Accounting Controller for Agriculture Federal Credit Union (AgFed) and as Accounting Manager for Interior Federal Credit Union. He brings more than a decade of finance, accounting, and analytics experience to his new position.
“We are looking forward to the experience that Benjamin will bring to Arlington Community. We are confident that his passion for leadership, process improvement, and analytics will take the Accounting & Finance teams to the next level,” says Keith Lotf, Chief Financial Officer for Arlington Community FCU.
Mr. Sande completed both his MBA and Master’s degree in Diplomacy & International Relations at Seton Hall University. He also earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New Jersey City University, where he double majored in Accounting and Computer Science. In his free time, Mr. Sande enjoys cycling on nature trails, watching his favorite soccer team, Liverpool, play in the English Premier League, tutoring and mentoring high school and college students, and taking weekend day trips with family in the spring and summer.

Sande-Otieno, Controller

About Arlington Community Federal Credit Union

For 70 years, Arlington Community FCU ( has been committed to empowering the financial lives of its members. The credit union serves more than 23,000 members who live, work, worship, volunteer, attend school, and do business in Arlington, the City of Alexandria, the City of Falls Church, and Fairfax County. Arlington Community FCU has $471 million in assets and four branch locations in Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church, VA. For more information, visit

About DDJ Myers, An ALM First Company

DDJ Myers specializes in leadership success through executive recruitment, strategic organization, and board development for financial institutions. In addition, they offer a broad range of online assessments to help companies optimize their greatest assets – their people. DDJ Myers joined forces with ALM First, a strategic partner that offers depositories an array of financial advisory services, in 2022 to provide expanded educational opportunities and solutions to help clients optimize both people and financial performance. Learn more at or visit our parent company


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