The National Credit Union Foundation presented the Anchor Award to Brett Martinez at its annual Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner on March 11th during the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.
Brett Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Redwood Credit Union was given the award for his exemplary leadership during the 2017 California Wildfires.
“I am honored to be recognized for our fire relief efforts, but wish it was under better circumstances,” said Martinez. “Thousands of members suffered loss, as did many of our employees and the community at large. In the face of that urgent need, we saw no other answer than to help. It’s who we are and what we do.”
Over 900 credit union leaders and supporters attended the National Credit Union Foundation’s annual gala, celebrating the highest national honors in the credit union movement and honoring those who have made a profound impact and difference in the lives of credit union members. This year’s winners join an elite group of 72 individuals and 28 organizations whose efforts over the past 30 years have earned them a Herb Wegner Memorial Award. While the Herb Wegner awards are given annually to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, the Anchor Award is bestowed only periodically to individuals who have lived out the mission of the Foundation while providing extraordinary support and advancement of the credit union movement.
About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The credit union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through its wholly owned subsidiary. RCU has $4.4 billion in assets and serves over 328,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit www.redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.