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Rod Calvao


San Diego County Credit Union

6545 Sequence Dr.
San DiegoCA92121

Credit unions are democratically owned and controlled institutions, based on "people helping people" principles and Rod Calvao, president and CEO of San Diego County Credit Union is a voice for the county. Under Calvao's leadership, San Diego County Credit Union's assets have grown from $419.7 million to $3.6 billion and the SDCCU branch network has expanded from 11 to 23 branch locations throughout San Diego and Riverside.

Although banks are a business, Calvao proves that credit unions are tied directly to their communities, bringing together people who share a common bond - whether it's through a job, their place of worship, a geographic location, or a shared interest by serving on multiple nonprofit and institutional boards. Under Calvao's leadership, programs such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Poinsettia Bowl, MS Walk, Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides walk and others, have helped to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans.

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