Kingery’s extensive experience in accounting and operations for financial institutions strengthens SDCCU’s executive leadership team
San Diego CA— San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is pleased to announce that Dennis Kingery has been named Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Sales & Service Officer for SDCCU.
“Dennis joined SDCCU four years ago with extensive leadership experience in accounting and operations for many organizations, including financial institutions. During that time, Dennis has proven to be an asset to our organization in driving operational effectiveness and efficiencies within our accounting operations. He’s a highly effective and strategic leader and will strengthen our executive leadership team,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell.
Kingery is responsible for leading the organization’s payment systems, including items processing, cards, and ACH. Additionally, he is responsible for member services (CDs and IRAs) and sales and service of SDCCU’s 43 branch locations in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties and the credit union’s two call centers, in California and Arizona. He provides leadership, direction and resources to improve sales and service and oversees performance, operational efficiency, fraud monitoring and mitigation, the achievement of sales goals and the alignment to the overall organizational strategy and SDCCU’s focus in delivering exceptional customer service.
With over 15 years of experience leading accounting operations for organizations, Kingery joined SDCCU in July 2014 as Senior Vice President of Accounting Operations, where he was responsible for the efficient and effective operation of all aspects of the Accounting Operations Department. He was successful in developing a culture of continuous process improvement among the Accounting Operations team resulting in greater system efficiencies, stronger internal controls and increased accuracy—which included the implementation of an expense reimbursement management and invoice processing program and a new cash management solution that forecasts cash needs at branches and ATMs.
Before SDCCU, Kingery served as Senior Director of Finance, Director of Accounting and Accounting Manager at Westerra Credit Union in Denver, Colo., where he spent almost seven years. Prior to that, he served as Director of Credit Union Operations at Brethren Benefit Trust in Elgin, Ill. Kingery also spent time in Nigeria serving as a volunteer teacher.
Other notable activities include Kingery’s participation in the U.S. State Department Professional Fellows Program; Elected Presidency of the Brethren Leadership Foundation Board of Directors; Treasurer of the McPherson College Board of Trustees; and Treasurer of the Brethren Employees Credit Union Board of Trustees. Kingery holds a master’s degree in international development from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business finance from McPherson College. Kingery is also a certified public accountant.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.4 billion, over 409,000 customers, 43 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.