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CFCU Credit Union

Routing #: 221381540

Routing #: 221381540

About CFCU

Our Story

With 14 locations, more than 82,000 members and over $1.2 billion in assets, CFCU is one of the largest credit unions in New York State. Our ongoing success can be traced to a number of factors including sound management practices, adherence to a strict code of ethics, excellent rates, and great products. But what truly sets us apart from other financial institutions is our ability to deliver highly personalized, quality service.

CFCU Community Credit Union is truly "More than banking."

We opened our doors in 1953 and have roots deep in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Back then, we were known as Cornell Federal Credit Union, and served the employees of Cornell University. In 1997, we adopted a state charter and became Cornell FingerLakes Credit Union. Then in 2003, we converted to a community charter for Tompkins and Cortland counties and officially became CFCU Community Credit Union.

In 2017, we expanded to serve individuals, businesses, and organizations in Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga, Ontario, and Seneca Counties. This means anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or maintains a business in these counties is eligible to become a member.

In 2022, we merged with CORE Federal Credit Union who became CORE, a division of CFCU Community Credit Union and expanded to also serve individuals, businesses, and organizations in Madison and Onondaga Counties. This means anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or maintains a business in these counties is eligible to become a member.

Transforming Generations and Communities. Simply. Personally.

As a local not-for-profit financial institution, we don't just say we care, our very foundation for our existence is to care for our members. As we grow and evolve, the local communities we serve grow and strengthen too! As a Credit Union our earnings are put back into our members' hands through better rates and yields, more services, and support for our local non-profits and charities.

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Our Leadership

Executive Leadership Team

Lisa Whitaker - President and CEO

Lisa Whitaker
President and CEO

Paul Kirk - Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Paul Kirk
Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Cathy Benson - Chief Lending Officer

Cathy Benson-Aloi
Chief Lending Officer

William Crane

William Crane
Chief Production Officer

Mallorie David - Senior Vice President of Strategy & Talent

Mallorie David
Chief People Officer

Eliza Mulhern - Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel

Eliza Mulhern
Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel

Volunteers

Board of Directors:

Amy Wood Gonzalez - Chair

Amy Wood Gonzalez
Chair

Katie Foley - Vice Chair

Katie Foley
Vice Chair

Blixy Taetzch - Treasurer

Blixy Taetzsch
Treasurer

Robert Cree - Secretary

Robert Cree
Secretary

Skipp Hewitt - Director

Skip Hewitt
Director

Michelle Miner - Director

Michelle Miner
Director

Lisa Whitaker - President and CEO

Lisa Whitaker
Director

Supervisory Committee Members:

Susan Schattschneider - Supervisory Committee Chairperson

Susan Schattschneider
Supervisory Committee Chair

Debbie Conley Jordan - Supervisory Committee Secretary

Debbie Conley Jordan
Supervisory Committee Secretary

Gregory Mezey - Supervisory Committee Member

Gregory Mezey
Supervisory Committee Member

Douglas North - Supervisory Committee Member

Douglas North
Supervisory Committee Member

The Supervisory Committee would like to remind members that any member who suspects that there has been a violation of corporate policy, laws or regulations, or general business ethics should report their suspicion. You may contact the Supervisory Committee in writing or by email. All mail is strictly confidential. You do not have to identify yourself, but it is important that you provide enough information and/or documentation to allow the Committee to investigate your concern.

To report any violation to the Supervisory Committee, please fill out the form or write a letter to:

Supervisory Committee
P.O. Box 4321
Ithaca, NY 14850

Message the Supervisory Committee

More Than Banking®

Community is at the center of everything we do. As an organization, we back to the communities we serve through scholarships, sponsorships, and local volunteerism. Giving back to the communities we serve is a big part of our culture and it’s another benefit that makes working for CFCU a great experience.

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