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Altura Named ‘Outstanding Company for Women’


Altura Women Honored for Community Contributions

(Riverside, Calif.) April 20, 2017 – Altura Credit Union was recently honored as the 2017 “Outstanding Company for Women” by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine at its annual Latina Conference. Additionally, in separate events, Board Chairman Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, and Altura Vice President Tina Covington and Security & Records Manager Tanya Price were honored for their contributions to the community.

According to Hispanic Lifestyle, Altura was selected as the Outstanding Company for Women in part because of its participation in and sponsorship of numerous women’s organizations and causes in the local community, saying it is a visible way for Altura to demonstrate its accountability and authenticity for gender inclusion.

Additionally, Altura was cited for its outstanding record of female participation in the workplace:
• 72% of Altura’s Workforce are Women
• 67% of its Managers are Women
• 60% of its Executive Management Team are Women
• Altura’s CEO is a woman, Jennifer Binkley
• Women hold three of the four officer positions on Altura’s volunteer Board of Directors, which is chaired by a woman, Ofelia Valdez-Yeager.

“At Altura we recognize that female leadership is vital for organizations like ours that want to achieve and succeed,” said Jennifer Binkley, Altura president and CEO. “We are committed to encouraging female leadership and fostering gender equality in our workplace. Building on this foundation creates a work environment that benefits all employees and enables them to better serve our Members and the community.”

Separately, Chairwoman of Altura’s Board of Directors Ofelia Valdez-Yeager recently received the President’s Award from the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce at its annual Inaugural Celebration. Altura Vice President of Business Development Tina Covington was honored as the Volunteer of the Year at the same event, which was attended by more than 700 business and community leaders recently.

As part of Women’s History Month, California Assemblyman Jose Medina named Tanya Price, Altura Security and Records Manager, a Woman of Distinction Award winner for the 61st Assembly District. She was among 20 women honored by the local assemblyman for their “significant contribution to the community” and serving as a role model for young women in the district.

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The Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce recently honored Tina Covington, Altura Credit Union vice president of Business Development, left, with the Volunteer of the Year Award, and Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, Chairman of Altura’s Board of Directors, with the President’s Award.

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves 117,250 Members, has $1.2 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit, or call 1-888-883-7228.