Board Member's Biography

Brett Martinez

Brett Martinez is President & Chief Executive Officer of Redwood Credit Union, the North Bay's largest credit union. Mr. Martinez oversees all aspects of the Credit Union, which serves 227,000 Members with $3.3 billion in assets.

Mr. Martinez has more than 25 years of credit union experience and has served as a Senior Executive for both the California Credit Union League and a large Southern California credit union prior to joining Redwood Credit Union in 2002. Mr. Martinez holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from California State University/San Bernardino. He is also a graduate of Western CUNA Management School class of 1994.

Mr. Martinez served as the 2008-2009 Chairman of the Board of the California Credit Union League and serves on several League committees, including the Corporate Realignment Task Force. In 2009, he was honored with the James D. Likens Alumni Recognition founded by the Alumni Association of Western CUNA Management School. Mr. Martinez serves on the WCMS Board of Trustees and on CUNA's Board of Directors where he served as Chairman from 2019-2020. He is the Fundraising Coordinator for Credit Unions for Kids in the Bay Area and has served on the Credit Unions for Kids National Advisory Board. Mr. Martinez was presented with the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service and dedication to the credit union community and volunteer and charitable efforts, at the California Credit Union League's 2010 Annual Meeting and Conference.

He is an active participant in the community, serving on a variety of non-profit, community and industry boards. Currently, he is a Board member of RCU Services Group, the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and North Bay Leadership Council, and was co-Chair of the 2010 Start! North Bay Heart Walk. Mr. Martinez was recently recognized as the North Bay's Best Community Business Leader by readers of Northbay biz magazine, a business publication serving California's North Bay Area, and was presented with the "Caught in the Act of Leadership" award by the North Bay Leadership Council.

Brett Martinez and his wife Theresa reside in Santa Rosa with their two sons. He enjoys golf, tennis, boating and spending time with his family.

Brett Martinez


Redwood Credit Union
Santa Rosa, CA

District At-Large, Class C

Term: February, 2021