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Chris Lowe, Brand Manager/Marketing & Development 
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AltaOne Federal Credit Union CEO, Stephanie Sievers, named one of 
American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions


Stephanie SieversRIDGECREST, CA—AltaOne Federal Credit Union’s (AltaOne) CEO Stephanie Sievers has been named to the Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions listing by American Banker, a trade publication for the financial industry.
Sievers became CEO of AltaOne in May 2021 and since has shepherded the credit union through a bank branch acquisition in Ridgecrest CA; opened a de novo branch in Tehachapi CA; joined the Co-Op ATM and shared branching networks; received the Community Development Financial Institution certification; expanded business products and services and implemented a 5-year strategic plan—resulting in lending, deposit and membership growth and a decrease in employee turnover.   

On hearing the news of the announcement Sievers said, "Our industry is full of strong female leaders who are making a positive impact in their organizations and within their communities. We are but a small representation of the many, and I’m humbled to stand amongst the amazing women on this list.”  

“American Banker is proud to share the stories of 25 of the women leading the credit union industry through times of rapid and unprecedented change. The women leading many of these organizations are ensuring they have a culture of inclusion, not only within their ranks but how they serve their members.” the American Banker article states.  Those on the list represent credit unions, large and small, from across the country and were selected from peer nominations.  
To read the full article by American Banker, visit: https://zurl.co/tNV3 

About AltaOne Federal Credit Union 
AltaOne Federal Credit Union is a federally chartered, full-service financial cooperative with $794 million in assets, serving over 54,000 members.  Headquartered in Ridgecrest, California, AltaOne was organized as the Naval Ordnance Test Station Federal Credit Union in 1947 at China Lake.  Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, volunteer or go to school in Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties, as well as select communities in northern San Bernardino County.  Branches are located in Bakersfield, Bishop, Boron, California City, China Lake, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Lone Pine, Ridgecrest, and Tehachapi.  Certified as a Community Development Financial Institution by the US Department of the Treasury, AltaOne serves many areas that have limited or no availability to financial services. For more information on AltaOne, visit AltaOne.org.