SEATTLE, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspirus Credit Union welcomes Alex Mendes as Chief Financial Officer.
In his role, Mendes will lead the development of the organization's financial strategy. He will oversee the accounting and finance operations of the credit union and work to continually ensure the security of member-owner dollars.
"Alex is a great fit for Inspirus because of his expertise in accounting and finance and his passion for education," said Inspirus Credit Union President Scott Adkins. "He will be an incredible asset to our organization and we're very happy to have him."
Mendes comes to Inspirus with 28-years of experience in the financial services industry. He started his career in Manhattan with some of the largest financial institutions in the United States. Mendes has strong credit union experience and most recently worked as Chief Financial Officer for Navy Army Credit Union in Texas.
Mendes graduated from SUNY Old Westbury with a double major, obtaining Bachelor's degrees with concentration in both Finance and Accounting. Afterwards, Mendes attended New York University in Manhattan and is currently working towards his Master's Degree in Accounting.
Prior to joining Inspirus, Mendes's volunteer experience included serving as the President of the Coastal Bend Children Advocacy Center and as Educator for Junior Achievement Programs in Texas, which helped students learn about financial education. Mendes is excited to be part of an organization that gives back to education and he plans to continue his volunteer efforts in Washington.
"I love working to support the community and am passionate about teaching our youth about financial education," Mendes said. "I come from a family who shares this same love and passion and I'm eager to become more involved with Inspirus and giving back."
In his free time, Mendes enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He puts an emphasis on education and all three of his children have attended or are planning to attend college.
About Inspirus Credit Union
Founded in 1936 by a Seattle math and journalism teacher, Inspirus serves 80,000 members across Washington who share a passion for education. With $1.1 billion in assets, Inspirus operates branches in Seattle, Spokane, and Lynnwood. Its philanthropy model includes education-giveback programs that allow members to direct charitable contributions to schools in their communities. Inspirus team members donate upwards of 1,000 volunteer hours each year in support of education. Inspirus Credit Union is a 2017 winner of Puget Sound Business Journal's Corporate Champion Awards, honoring their contributions to education. For more information, visit inspirusCU.org.
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