Ventura County Credit Union named distinguished business Leader of the Year

Local credit union recognized by Ventura County Leadership of the Year

VENTURA, CA (March 28, 2016) — Ventura County Credit Union (VCCU), a not-for-profit financial institution, was recently announced as the Distinguished Business Leader of the Year by the Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA). The credit union will be honored for the achievement at the Journey to Leadership Awards luncheon on Thursday, April 7, at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Camarillo.

The annual Journey to Leadership Awards seeks to identify community leaders whose actions have improved the quality of life of Ventura County residents. Since its inception in 1950, VCCU has maintained its commitment to the community, participating in more than 400 local events per year. The credit union’s employees also serve on 23 different local boards. In the past year, VCCU employees have additionally volunteered a total of 810 hours to various local groups through its annual CommUNITY Giving program, which compensates employees for up to 40 hours of community service annually.

“We are thrilled to be receiving this honor from VCLA in recognition of our long-standing mission to help the people of our community thrive in all aspects of their lives,” said Linda Rossi, VCCU’s chief administrative officer and VCLA alumna. “To be selected along with such a dignified group of local leaders is an honor, and we look forward to continuing to provide our community with superior service and volunteer efforts for years to come.”

An initiative of United Way, VCLA was founded in 1994 and provides opportunities for local leaders to enhance their leadership skills through a rigorous training curriculum. Four VCCU employees have participated in the program, including Natalie Yanez, Pattie Braga, Linda Rossi and Mandi Evans, who will be completing the program this May. Additionally, VCCU board members Sue Tatangelo, Susan Craig and Jeff Landis and VCCU supervisory committee member Margo Bryne are VLCA alumni.

To learn more about VCCU’s services or to become a member, call 1-800-339-0496, visit a branch or go online to For more information on VCLA, visit

About Ventura County Credit Union

Ventura County Credit Union was chartered in 1950. It is the largest credit union headquartered in Ventura County, with eight offices, more than 80,000 members and more than $900 million in total assets. VCCU offers a complete line of loans, federally insured savings, 24-hour electronic access services and more. Call 1-800-339-0496 or visit for more information.


Joe Schroeder
President and CEO
Ventura County Credit Union

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