Meet our new President and CEO, Shonna Shearson
Hello! I am thrilled to introduce myself to you as First U.S. Community Credit Union’s new CEO. I’m following the line of great leaders who have led this organization in service to its members and the community. You have my commitment to keep that legacy going as we continue to grow and expand our ability to enhance our members’ lives. I am humbled to be in your service.
As I relocate to the Sacramento area, I couldn’t be more excited. The vibrant art and history in the “City of Trees” draws me in, and the people I’ve met through the relocation process could not be nicer or more helpful. My heart is full of gratitude.
I opened my first credit union account at age 15 and now have nearly a quarter-century of credit union leadership experience. I have a passion for people and helping them achieve their goals. Following the credit union mission of People Helping People, we will continue to focus on the interpersonal service you’ve come to expect and rely upon, while developing new and innovative products and services to help you meet your financial goals.
An example of how First U.S. has been concentrating on your changing needs is our Keeping it Green program. Keeping it Green is a growing portfolio of services that focuses on energy efficiency and making green energy affordable. With programs like our GoGreen Loan for home energy improvements, APR discounts on hybrid/electric vehicles, and low-rate EV charger/charging station loans, you’ve helped avert 129.7 tons of greenhouse gas emissions through the end of 2022.
I’m filled with excitement, optimism and an open heart for the road ahead. First U.S. has seen great success and growth, and I look forward to the new ways we will positively impact the community and membership in the future.
(The greenhouse gas equivalency values are pulled from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator – and preventing 129.7 tons of GHG is the equivalent of recycling 41 tons of waste!)
Shonna has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry and comes to First U.S. from Valley Strong Credit Union where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior roles at Valley Strong include Vice President of Contact Center and Training, and Director of Member Service Delivery. Shonna began her career at Valley Strong in 2000 as the Training Manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia and graduated with honors from Western CUNA Management School. Shonna also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and is currently attending the CUES CEO Institute.
When asked about her new position, Shearson stated, “I am humbled and grateful to have been selected as the next President/CEO of First U.S. This Credit Union is a fantastic institution, and I am excited to work with the Board of Directors and all staff to continue the growth and success of the Credit Union.”