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San Diego County Credit Union EVP, Nathan Schmidt, Named Among San Diego’s Men of Influence

SD Metro Magazine recognizes individuals making important contributions to the region

San Diego CASan Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to announce that SDCCU Executive Vice President of Brand Strategy and Digital Channels Nathan Schmidt was selected as one of SD Metro Magazine’s San Diego County’s 2019 Men of Influence. The award recognizes men who are making impactful contributions to the San Diego region.

Schmidt was selected by a panel of judges for his outstanding contributions in the credit union field and the San Diego community. He was nominated for his dynamic leadership and unwavering focus on continually raising the bar on creativity, service, strategy and execution, resulting in exponential growth for SDCCU and impacting the overall credit union movement. His approach to leadership and marketing materializes into an execution that leverages all resources to maximize results and awareness of the SDCCU brand and has greatly contributed to SDCCU’s growth and success, which includes: propelling SDCCU’s position to a top credit union in the nation and; being voted BEST Credit Union for the 20th consecutive year and for the ninth year in a row: BEST Financial Planning and BEST Mortgage Home Loan Provider and BEST Auto Loan Provider for the fourth year in The San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll.

Schmidt has earned notable recognition for his accomplishments and leadership in the time he has been with SDCCU. In 2017, he was selected as the 2017 Marketing Professional of the Year by the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council. In 2015, he was named a Credit Union Rock Star by CUNA. He was also named Brand Professional of the Year by SDX, San Diego’s premiere marketing association, the organization that recognized SDCCU as Brand of the Year in 2014. He was selected by SD Metro Magazine for the “40 Under 40” award. The honor signifies that Schmidt is one of the San Diego community’s top 40 business professionals under the age of 40. He was also named as a “Trailblazer 40 Below” by the Credit Union Times, recognizing young credit union executives who are working at warp-speed to better the future of the credit union industry. Schmidt was also selected as a finalist for the inaugural “Marketing Executive of the Year” award by the San Diego Business Journal and winner of the Young Influential award by the San Diego Daily Transcript.

Schmidt has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, Calif. He serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Bowl Game Association (SDBGA), whose mission is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by producing the nation’s most exciting bowl game and festival of events. Schmidt is also active in the financial services industry serving as a board of governor for the California Credit Union League, San Diego and Imperial Chapter. He is also a Biz Kid$ Advisory Board Member. Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy program, supported by the National Credit Union Foundation, to educate kids about money and business.

SDCCU is one of California’s largest credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.4 billion, over 418,000 customers, 44 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.