Credit Union West announces new Chief Financial Officer

GLENDALE, AZ (January 4, 2024) — Credit Union West, a member-owned and Arizona based financial cooperative, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kelly Poldoski to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Poldoski took the position on December 19, 2023.

Previously the credit union’s Vice President of Finance and Enterprise Risk Management, Poldoski has been an integral part of the Credit Union West team since she joined in 2017. Through her dedication, hard work, and exceptional skills in finance and enterprise risk management, Poldoski has demonstrated a deep understanding of the credit union’s financial landscape, risk mitigation, and a commitment to its goals.

“In her previous role as VP of Finance and Enterprise Risk Management, Kelly showcased exemplary leadership and played a pivotal role in shaping our financial strategies,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO. “We are confident that, in her new role as CFO, Kelly will continue to bring fresh perspectives, strategic insights, and a passion for excellence.”

As CFO, Poldoski will be responsible for guiding the organization’s financial initiatives, fostering innovation, and ensuring the continued financial health of the credit union. Her expertise and leadership will be instrumental in steering Credit Union West toward new heights of success.

About Credit Union West

The Credit Union West tradition had the honor of beginning in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union. Originally located on Luke Air Force Base, the organization’s mission was to enhance the lives of military members and their families through being a trusted provider of financial services. Today, Credit Union West embraces the same commitment to the military and now has expanded to include all who live, work or worship in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache, and Gila counties. Credit Union West serves over 90,000 members with more than $1.1 billion in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at

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Ryan O’Connor
Credit Union West

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