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About Us

In 1953, four local but separate credit unions came together to form the Credit Union Center, becoming the only one of its kind in the country. Separately, each one struggled to maintain office hours and operating staff. Today, these four have merged into one strong entity known simply as the SLO Credit Union. That early spirit of cooperation is our core guiding principle, providing lower loan rates, higher dividends, and friendly, efficient service to our membership. This is your credit union. We take pride in getting to know you, so we can give all our members exceptional service with a warm and personal touch.

Security: With over 63 years of providing credit union services to the central coast, you can be assured your money is safe with us.

Loyalty: You can expect a staff devoted to providing you with personal service.

Opportunity: We support your financial success by providing a variety of affordable products and service.

Board of Directors

  • Ann Hall-Board Chairwoman               
  • James Gater-Vice Chairman                            
  • Steve Senet-Secretary Treasurer                       
  • Ora Sue Fellows-Board Member
  • Carl Nelson-Board Member
  • Caryn Maddalena-Board Member
  • Matthew Janssen-Board Member

Supervisory Committee

  • Ken Finney-Supervisory Committee Chairperson
  • Duane Leib-Supervisory Committee Member
  • Vince Morici-Supervisory Committee Member


  • Jennifer Tutko, MSR
  • Kendra Allison, MSR
  • Allison Thatcher, Loan Processor
  • Sylvia Bridge, Loan Officer
  • Carolyn White, Operations Officer
  • Dane Smith, CFO
  • Donna Severs, CEO
In the event of a Federal Government shutdown, we at SLOCU want you to know that we are here to help. If you are an existing member of SLOCU and a Federal Employee impacted, please contact us for assistance. We can defer any loan payment you have with us and if you have direct deposit, we can advance your pay at zero interest. If you are not yet a member, bring a current pay notice and we can open your account and advance your pay as well. Although most Federal benefits are not affected some slowdown is expected as staff will be furloughed. This offer is only good during the time the Federal Government is shut down and/or through December 31, 2023.