Cuevas honored with Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 award

TUCSON, AZ (December 7, 2023)Hughes Federal Credit Union announced that Irlanda Cuevas, Hughes’ membership & community engagement manager, has been recognized with the 2023 40 Under 40 award by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This esteemed award celebrates young leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service to their community and professional achievements.

“I’m overjoyed and humbled by this honor,” said Cuevas. “Each day, I strive to make a small difference in our community, and this award is a heartwarming reminder that every effort counts. I’m excited to see what we can achieve together in the future.”

Cuevas was recognized for her multifaceted community involvement. She serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Arizona Southern District, is a leader in the Global Women’s Leadership Network Sister Society, and actively participates in Tucson Young Professionals. Her volunteer efforts extend to the Children’s Miracle Network, Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald McDonald House. 

“Irlanda embodies the spirit of community service and leadership deeply valued at Hughes,” said Vice President of Marketing, Elisa Ross. “Her passion and commitment inspire us all. We’re incredibly proud of her achievement and the genuine heart she brings to her work and our community.”

About Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established in 1952, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a local, full-service financial institution with over 178,000 members and $1.9 billion in assets. For more information, please visit or follow Hughes at and


Elisa Ross,
Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service
520-2794-8341 x5741

More News