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Altura Assists with Hemet Spelling Bee


(Hemet, Calif.) Feb. 14, 2017 – Altura Credit Union recently assisted with Hemet Unified School District’s annual Spelling Bee, a four-decade tradition. Altura’s Business Development Officer Karena Chum served on the judge’s panel during the event. After 15 rounds, Ethan Corum from Western Center Academy took first place.

Altura Selects Jennifer Binkley As Successor To Long-time CEO Mark Hawkins


Binkley, Altura’s chief operating officer, has 14 years at credit union

(Riverside, Calif.) Jan. 11, 2017 – The Board of Directors of Altura Credit Union today announced that Jennifer Binkley has been selected to succeed long-time CEO Mark Hawkins as president and CEO of the $1.22 billion credit union based in Riverside, Calif. Binkley has been executive vice president and chief operating officer of Altura for nine years. She will step into the CEO role on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Altura announced in May 2016 that Hawkins, who has been CEO since 1988, planned to step-down in February 2017. The credit union’s volunteer Board of Directors undertook a nationwide recruiting effort and reviewed more than 200 interested candidates. In the end, however, after meeting with a number of finalists, the Board chose someone close to home in selecting Binkley.