From Your CEO — Summer 2020

So much has happened in the last few months—almost every SESLOC member has been impacted from the pandemic, the swift collapse of the economy and the strain of social unrest due to inequality. The cooperative philosophy of credit unions has always supported the notion of equality for all members: one member, one vote, one voice…. Read more »

From Your CEO — Spring 2020

This note is being written on March 25, and the one thing I know is that our situation will likely be different the day you are reading this. News and caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has grown and changed every day. These are unsettling times that we haven’t experienced before. For perspective, I’d like to… Read more »

From Your CEO — Winter 2020

Happy New Year! Can you believe we just entered into a new decade? As I reflect on the past 10 years, it has been filled with many changes in the credit union industry. All banks and credit unions were recovering from The Great Recession in the early years of the last decade as well as… Read more »

From Your CEO — Fall 2019

I’d like to start by saying thank you for your generous support throughout August to help raise funds for Jack’s Helping Hand, a local nonprofit that offers programs for special needs children and their families. Over the last five years, you’ve contributed over $35,000 to help build the Jack Ready Imagination Park, a universally accessible… Read more »

From Your CEO — Summer 2019

We’re halfway through 2019 and what an exciting year it has been. Your credit union posted its highest month of loan fundings in April at $25 million. Your credit union is in good financial health, and we are helping to make living on the Central Coast more attainable and enjoyable for our members—whether it be… Read more »

From Your CEO — Spring 2019

As we head into the second quarter—putting the Central Coast’s much needed above-average rainfall behind us—we’re looking forward to the vigor and vitality of spring. You’ll enjoy new services that focus on convenience, ease-of-use and maximum access to your credit union. You may have already seen the self check-in kiosk in the branches or even… Read more »

From Your CEO — Winter 2019

This past December marked my seventh year as CEO with SESLOC, and I’m probably still seen as the “new CEO” in the eyes of some! When I arrived in late 2011, all banks and credit unions were recovering from the damage of the great recession. We were also responding to regulators , who reacted by… Read more »