Suzanne Leedale joins Coasthills Credit Union as VP of Branch Operatons
Former CEO of SLO Credit Union and ‘Top 20 Under 40’ honoree brings award-winning pedigree
CENTRAL COAST, CA (September 23, 2015) — Suzanne Leedale has joined CoastHills Credit Union as its Vice President of Branch Operations after spending the past seven years as CEO of SLO Credit Union.
Suzanne transitioned SLO Credit Union to a community chartered financial institution, a strategic move that opened its field of membership to more people in San Luis Obispo County. Her creative prowess also resulted in award-winning marketing campaigns that were recognized nationally and internationally.
“Suzanne’s experience as an industry leader is a tremendous asset as we reach out to a field of membership that now includes all of five counties on the Central Coast,” CoastHills President and CEO Jeff York said. “This position will be crucial as we expand into new territories.”
Suzanne’s honors include being named to the ‘Top 20 Under 40’ by The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) in 2009. She also made the Pacific Coast Business Times’s Who’s Who in Banking and Finance for the past three years. She has a Business Administration degree from Wayland Baptist University and completed Western CUNA Management School’s three-year program.
Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, Suzanne started her financial career in the U.S. Army’s Finance Corps where she processed payroll, issued travel payments and made sure that deployed soldiers’ requests for needed funds were met. Upon leaving the Army, she was hired by a credit union in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she worked her way up from financial service rep to Information Technology manager.
About CoastHills Credit Union
CoastHills is a not-for-profit Credit Union serving more than 70,000 members in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Ventura and Santa Cruz counties. Founded in 1958 to primarily serve military and civilian personnel at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CoastHills now serves the entire community with 12 branches and a locally staffed full-service call center. With assets of more than $1.7 billion, CoastHills is the second largest locally owned financial institution on the Central Coast.