Meet the CEO

Ida Chapko has extensive experience in financial services, devoting over 25 years to a career in the credit union industry. Her strengths are diverse, with an expansive scope of authority encompassing planning, development, leadership and operations. Ida has been very successful attaining strategic and financial objectives while prioritizing outstanding member service.

With almost 15 years as a credit union executive, Ida utilizes her hands-on background to provide effective and collaborative leadership. During her career in the credit union industry, Ida has held management positions overseeing accounting, finance, lending, information technology, electronic services, collections, compliance, new accounts, training, and branch operations.

Ida began her career at Alta One Credit Union developing broad-based management competencies. She then accepted an executive position with Service Plus Credit Union, continuing to build practical experience while establishing herself in a leadership role. Ida's commitment to credit unions also includes executive roles with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, CarePoint Federal Credit Union, and Ontario-Montclair Federal Credit Union, culminating with her recent move to Cal State L.A. Federal Credit Union as Chief Executive Officer.

Ida graduated summa cum laude from California Baptist University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and she is a high honors graduate of Western CUNA Management School. Ida is a strong advocate of the credit union difference and is active in various industry organizations including the Southern California Credit Union Alliance and the California Credit Union League.

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