Denver Community Credit Union CEO retires, successors named

DENVER , CO (September 12, 2017) — Denver Community Credit Union has announced that president and CEO Carla Hedrick has retired as of March 2017, after 37 years as a leader of Denver Community Credit Union.

President and CEO from 1991 to 2017, Denver Community grew from $46 million to $315 million in assets, and it serves over 25,000 members. Hedrick was known as an advocate for credit unions, supporting legislation on community charters and financial education in Colorado.

The credit union has named Shane Silvernale and Tessa Bonfante to lead the credit union, both as CEO.

Silvernale has been a member of the Denver Community leadership team as the CFO since 2005. He has served in key positions such as a board member on the credit union’s fully owned mortgage organization, CU Lending Source, and as chair of the board of TriCue, a credit union technology organization.

Bonfante has been a member of the Denver Community leadership team as COO since 2007. She has served on the MWCUA Denver Chapter Board, Credit Union Lending Source Board of Managers and currently serves on the CU Service Network Board and CU Direct Connect Master Committee. She strives to serve the community through her board position at Volunteers of America – Colorado Chapter as well as the Grandview High School PTO Board.

Both Silvernale and Bonfante have been key decision-makers supporting the healthy strategies of consistent growth, quality member service, and dedication to community.

“The board of directors is grateful for Carla’s many years of service, and for her dedication to develop the future leaders of Denver Community. We are excited to have Shane and Tessa lead our organization’s member-focused tradition of service and education,” said Board Chairman DiPaolo.

About Denver Community Credit Union

Denver Community Credit Union, a financial cooperative, empowers its members to succeed. Regarded highly for its consistent commitment to the community and business practices that place serving members before profit, Denver Community has loved saving its members money since 1934. It offers savings, checking, loans, credit cards, and mortgages to over 30,000 members, and provides financial education and mentorship to thousands of people each year in its community. Learn more at


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