Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

CU System
Travis CU forms Hispanic advisory committee
VACAVILLE, Calif. (2/12/14)--A credit union with 22 branches in Northern and Central California has formed a panel to improve its outreach to local Latino communities.
 
Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif., announced last week that it has formed a Hispanic Advisory Committee comprised of a wide array of professionals to "better serve its entire community."
 
"Travis Credit Union has worked hard to demonstrate the credit union difference with our Hispanic members. and we are hoping to build further trust with the market by working closely with our Hispanic Advisory Committee," said Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president of the $2.1 billion-asset credit union. "Many in the Hispanic community are unaware of the benefits of membership, and we want to change that."
 
Committee member Dr. Guido Minaya called the outreach "a most important initiative regarding a significant and growing segment of our Bay Area communities." He said it could provide Travis CU with unique and important insights into the "financial and cultural needs of the Latino community."
 
Members of the committee include:
  • Minaya, CEO/partner of Minaya Learning LLC, Fairfield, Calif.;
     
  • Maria Alvarez, founder/principal of the Latin Story, a consulting firm, Richmond, Calif.;
     
  • Marisela Barbosa, vice president of Monarch Engineering and Development Inc., Vallejo, Calif.;
     
  • Maria Cisneros, principal of Valley Oak High School, Napa, Calif.;
     
  • Oscar Dominguez, executive director of Contra Costa County Small Business Development Centers, Pleasant Hill, Calif.;
     
  • Josie Enriquez, case management supervisor of the Yolo County Family Resource Center, Woodland, Calif.;
     
  • Alex Gomez, executive director of the West Contra Costa Business Development Center, Richmond, Calif.;
     
  • Rick Gonzales, president of the Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County, Woodland, Calif.;
     
  • Edgar Lampkin, director of English Language Learners at the Yolo County Office of Education, Woodland, Calif.; and
     
  • Armando Tam, owner of Viva Magazine, Concord, Calif.
Sherry Cordonnier, director of corporate relations, said that the credit union wants to ensure it's "delivering what our Hispanic members want and need."
Other Resources

El Poder es Tuyo
RSS print
News Now LiveWire
#FreeGasFriday courtesy of @tvfcu, TN #creditunions http://t.co/wDRFYJVlpz
21 hours ago
If you were unable to watch or attend @cuna 's @thehill Hill forum on Wed., you can now watch the archived version: http://t.co/FhUnp7HbU8
22 hours ago
Time is running out. If you haven't taken the #NewsNow readership survey, please click here now: http://t.co/4Gp6C2Wa4o
22 hours ago
African financial inclusion possible with mobile money: @IMFNews study http://t.co/0V5DTQToxY
23 hours ago
Louise Herring's birthday is Saturday. 105 years later, her legacy lives on through her kids http://t.co/oMqGADmo0d http://t.co/T3NmS9NqEY
1 Day ago