Teresa Halleck of San Diego County Credit Union Selected as `Top Influential’ in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 24, 2013)San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, has announced that Teresa Halleck, President & CEO, has been selected as a “Top Influential” in San Diego.

The selection was made by The Daily Transcript, a San Diego-based business newspaper and a business news, data and information company specializing in the delivery of business news in print, online and via mobile and other digital devices. Halleck was one of 50 San Diego-area business and community leaders selected as a “Top Influential,” and among only eight in the “Finance” category.

“I am honored to be recognized among this respected group of San Diego leaders,” said Teresa Halleck, San Diego County Credit Union president & CEO. “The great team at SDCCU has helped me implement new ideas and strategies to streamline operations and improve member convenience.”

Halleck is a well-respected leader in the credit union community, not just in San Diego and California, but nationwide. She was recently reelected for a second term as 2013 chairman of the board of the California Credit Union League (CCUL), one of the nation’s largest statewide credit union trade associations. CCUL represents 343 credit unions in California that collectively total more than 9.5 million credit union members and more than $127 billion in assets. Additionally, she also serves on the State of California Department of Financial Institutions Credit Union Advisory Committee.

SDCCU’s sophisticated portfolio of lifestyle banking products have included several first-to-market product launches, such as a mobile banking app, mobile live chat, SMS text banking, account alerts and eNotices for an enhanced customer experience. Among other innovations introduced during the past year: a web-based pay your friends tool called Popmoney®; a no closing costs 5/5 ARM, an adjustable home loan rate that only adjusts once every five years; and, an unlimited cash-back Visa® rewards credit card.

The Daily Transcript noted that Halleck has led SDCCU’s executive management team with an internal Standard of Excellence plan that has improved customer service across all touch points and has driven SDCCU to become the 10th largest credit union in the U.S. during the past year. Also during 2012, SDCCU achieved three times the growth rate in financial assets, compared to the national credit union average, with total assets of $5.8 billion and more than 242,000 members.

San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6 billion, more than 245,000 customers, 29 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. From FREE Checking with eStatements and SDCCU Mobile Deposit, to home and auto loans, Visa credit cards, money market accounts and business banking services, including commercial real estate loans; SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. Federally insured by NCUA and is an equal housing lender. For more information, visit

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