Mazuma Credit Union announces new CEO, Deonne Christensen

OVERLAND PARK, KA (January 29, 2019) — Mazuma Credit Union has announced the appointment of Deonne Christensen as Mazuma Credit Union’s new CEO. Christensen has been with the credit union since 2013 and has held several roles with a desire to make a positive impact, and focus on member experience. In May of 2018, Christensen transitioned into the role of Chief Experience Officer (CXO) after previously serving as Chief Operations Officer. Christenson officially stepped into the role of CEO on January, 22nd, 2019.

“After a difficult selection process, we are confident that Deonne will lead Mazuma along a path to a stronger, more effective organization.” said Board Member Russ Petry. “With over 25 years of credit union and banking experience, she has a great track record of success and we cannot wait to see what is in store for Mazuma!”

Christensen’s leadership style has been described as “values-based, people-centered leadership”, which aligns with Mazuma’s goal to become a strong and iconic Kansas City brand through fostering relationships and creating experiences.

“I joined Mazuma because I recognized the huge potential that this amazing organization had to make an even greater impact on all of the communities we’re here to serve.” said Deonne Christensen. “I’ve been fortunate to be able to see that strong foundation being built, and I’m excited for this next chapter. Moving forward, we will focus on immersing ourselves in all that is local, and using our talented Team and emerging technologies to fulfill our purpose of making Kansas City a better place to live, work, and bank.”

Christensen’s extensive background in the industry has been instrumental in allowing Mazuma to grow and give in bigger and better ways to the Kansas City community. With her new leadership, Mazuma will continue to be driven by the desire to ensure that The Team is making a positive impact in all that they do.

Deonne Christensen

About Mazuma Credit Union

Mazuma Credit Union was founded in 1948 as the Kansas City National Federation of Federal Employees Credit Union by Wyla and Joe Pinkerton. 50 years later, our name was changed to Mazuma Credit Union, and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2023. Mazuma is honored to serve more than 73,000 Members who live or work in Jackson, Cass, Clay, or Platte counties in Missouri or Wyandotte or Johnson counties in Kansas, with services including personal and small business banking, wealth management, mortgage lending, and more.   Mazuma partners with over 65 local nonprofit organizations and created the Mazuma Foundation in 2015 to give back to the communities our Members call home. The Foundation focuses its efforts in the core areas of community development, financial education, and the arts, and each year funds grants to a variety of 501(c)3 organizations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. For more information, visit  


Caroline Engle
Mazuma Credit Union

More News