Credit Union of Colorado announces the promotion of Phil Smith to President

DENVER, COLORADO (February 1, 2023) — Credit Union of Colorado is proud to announce the promotion of Phil Smith from chief operating officer to president. Smith served as the chief operating officer at the credit union since 2010.

“Phil has served as an invaluable member of the Credit Union of Colorado team for more than a decade. It is my honor to congratulate him as he moves into the position of president,” says Terry Leis, Credit Union of Colorado CEO. “Phil has been extremely impactful during his tenure and has developed relationships across all branches and departments. His leadership is steadfast, and he’s committed to the credit union’s ‘here to help’ mission. This promotion comes as the credit union prepares for continued growth and expansion.”

Prior to joining Credit Union of Colorado, Smith was the vice president of the Public Service Credit Union. Smith currently serves as the volunteer board president for the Community College of Aurora Foundation. He has also given his time as a CU Student Choice board member and was an inaugural member of Filene’s i3 innovative leadership program.

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to continue and foster Credit Union of Colorado’s legacy in my role as president. Every day our team endeavors to actively support our members and the communities we serve,” says Smith. “I’m dedicated to the implementation of strategic, financially prudent and innovative solutions – providing the best staff and member experiences while positioning the credit union for continued growth and expansion.”

Phil Smith

About Credit Union of Colorado

Founded in 1934, Credit Union of Colorado is one of the largest credit unions in the state and is deeply connected to the communities where its members live and work. The credit union’s “here to help” culture is demonstrated by its strong support of local communities through financial donations, promotional sponsorships and employee volunteerism. With more than 85 years of experience, Credit Union of Colorado is a stable, member-owned financial institution with more than $2 billion in assets serving more than 140,000 members. The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation supports education and emergency human services programs through college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations.


Tammy Stratton
Spearca Communications

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