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Nusenda Credit Union Announces Senior Leadership Promotions

January 29, 2024 - For Immediate Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Nusenda recently announced the promotion of Chris Clepper to Chief Credit Officer and Sara Keller to Senior Vice President of Community Engagement.


“We’re pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of Chris Clepper and Sara Keller,” said Nusenda President and CEO Joe Christian. “We are grateful for their dedication to the financial well-being of our members and communities and look forward to what they will accomplish in their new roles.”


In his new capacity, Chris will oversee Business Services, Treasury Management, and Mortgage Services. He began his career with Nusenda in 2014 as a Business Services Officer. He has served as Vice President of Business Services Development Manager, and Senior Vice President of Business Services. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of New Mexico and is in his third year of serving as a chairperson of the Goodwill Industries of NM Board after which he will move to the Treasurer role. He also currently serves on the board for Enchantment Land Certified Development Company and the Borderplex Alliance. He has previously served on the board of the NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association NM Chapter and the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce.


In her new role, Sara will oversee Community Relations and Business Development. Sara joined Nusenda in 2019 as the Vice President of Community Engagement. Sara has served as the Executive Director of the Nusenda Foundation since 2021 and will continue to serve in this capacity. Sara holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations from Bowling Green State University. She currently serves as the board president for NMCAN, is co-chair for the New Mexico Asset Funders Network, and sits on the National Assets Funder Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board for Ground Works New Mexico and is part of the New Mexico Funders Collaborative.


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About Nusenda Credit Union

Nusenda Credit Union is New Mexico’s largest locally owned and operated credit union with 260,000 members and more than 750 employees. It has more than 20 branches throughout New Mexico in

Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Taos, Valencia County, Socorro, and Las Cruces. There are hundreds of ways to join the credit union. Connect with Nusenda Credit Union at; Facebook @NusendaCU; Twitter @NusendaCU; and LinkedIn: union.

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