First Tech Federal Credit Union appoints Edward Powers as VP of membership

Powers will drive new membership growth and manage key partnerships

SAN JOSE, CA (July 16, 2018)First Tech Federal Credit Union, the nation’s premier credit union serving technology companies, welcomes Edward Powers as the company’s new vice president of membership. Powers will provide direction and oversight on the credit union’s business development programs, drive new membership growth and manage key partnerships. He joined First Tech’s Oregon corporate office in June 2018.

As vice president of membership, Powers will play a crucial role in managing and growing the credit union’s membership portfolio. Powers will also lead partnerships with many of the leading technology companies that the credit union serves, including Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Intel and HP, among others. Other key responsibilities include creating and implementing strategic plans to establish and enhance new and existing partnerships.

“As a growing credit union, managing and expanding our membership is crucial,” said Brad Calhoun, First Tech’s chief retail & marketing officer. “Edward comes to us with years of successful management and business development experience. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team and look forward to seeing the positive impact he’ll have on ourmembership programs and various partnerships.”

Prior to joining First Tech, Powers served as a partner liaison manager for AAA Mountain West Group, where he was responsible for insurance carrier relationships, includingmanaging the $3 billion insurance book of business for the primary insurance carrier CSAA Insurance Group. Prior to AAA, he spent 15 years with Bank of America holding various roles in the Retail and Change Management organizations. Powers holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an MBA.

About First Tech Federal Credit Union

First Tech Federal Credit Union is the financial partner for tech innovators. As the largest national credit union founded by and for the people of tech, First Tech understands the unique financial needs of their community and tailors services and solutions for them, including in-person banking, online and mobile banking, mortgages, loans, an investment division, and more. Because First Tech is member-owned, it puts people over profits, with competitive rates and lower fees that provide members with the roadmap they need for future financial success. Founded more than 70 years ago, First Tech has over $17 billion in assets and serves employees of cutting-edge companies like Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, and Google through its dozens of branch locations and more than 5,000 Co-Op Shared Branch locations across the U.S. First Tech is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender. For more information, visit


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