Guadalupe Credit Union announces Michelle Lowrie as new Chief Financial Officer

SANTA FE, NM (May 16, 2024) — Guadalupe Credit Union (GCU) proudly announces the promotion of Michelle Lowrie to Chief Financial Officer. A Santa Fe native and an alumna of Santa Fe High School, Michelle has dedicated 15 years to GCU and holds over 31 years of experience in the credit union industry. Her journey at GCU has been marked by progressive leadership roles, including Teller, Bookkeeper, Accounting Manager, Financial Controller, VP of Accounting & EFT, culminating in her new role as CFO.

Michelle is currently furthering her education at Western Governors University, exemplifying her commitment to continuous personal and professional growth. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending quality time with her family, baking, and engaging in floral design, bringing creativity and meticulous attention to all aspects of her life.

Michelle now joins an esteemed group on our executive team, which is led by Tanya Romero-Sturgeon (President/CEO), alongside Diane Sandoval-Griego (Chief of Financial Empowerment), and Antoinette Ross (Chief Operations Officer). This leadership team is dedicated to advancing our mission of providing financial empowerment to the communities we serve.

Tanya Romero-Sturgeon, President/CEO of GCU, commented, “Michelle has been a cornerstone of our financial team, driving us forward with her deep industry knowledge and commitment to our community. Her personal dedication to GCU and our members is profound. I am wholeheartedly confident in her ability to steer our financial strategies with the same warmth and commitment she brings to every aspect of her life.”

Michelle expressed enthusiasm about her new role: “I am honored to step into the role of CFO and continue my journey with Guadalupe Credit Union. I am committed to leveraging my extensive experience to enhance our services and ensure we remain a reliable financial resource for our members.”

About Guadalupe Credit Union

Member-owned and not-for-profit Guadalupe Credit Union is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that has served Northern New Mexico since 1948. Anyone who lives or works in Santa Fe, San Miguel, Río Arriba, Mora, Torrance, Colfax or Taos counties is invited to join. GCU is an equal opportunity lender and is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.


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