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About Alaska USA

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the U.S. serving more than 700,000 members across the country and around the world. Our mission is to improve the financial wellbeing of our members and the communities we serve.

Members have access to more than 5,500 shared branches in all 50 states and over 55,000 ATMs worldwide as well as online financial services.

Our story

Strength in community

When Alaska was still a territory, a small group of people saw a need for better financial services in their community. In 1948, Alaska USA was chartered as the Alaska Air Depot Federal Credit Union in Anchorage to meet the financial needs of hardworking civilian employees of the Depot. Our original members began pooling their savings and extending credit to one another, while volunteering their time to operate the credit union.

As our membership grew, so did the credit union. Today we serve anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Alaska, Washington, California's San Bernardino County, and Arizona's Maricopa County.

 

Rooted in our values

We’re a community of everyday people empowering each other to build a better financial future for ourselves and the ones we love. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union uses profits to provide benefits to our members, unlike traditional banks who are focused on earning a profit for shareholders.

We strive to improve the lives of our members by making high quality products and services more affordable. Credit union earnings are returned to more than 714,000 member-owners and their families in the form of reduced loan rates, lower fees, and higher dividends.

Service through innovation

We have a history of integrating the latest technology into our services to meet the evolving needs of our members.

In the 1970s, we launched our member service call center, an innovation to credit unions nationwide. In the 1990s, we offered online account access, bringing financial services to the homes of members across the country.

Now, our Alaska USA app offers secure, reliable banking at the touch of your fingers. Through digital services, we aim to meet the financial needs of all members with expert advice and low-rate products—wherever you go.

Meet our officials

Alaska USA's officials are elected annually by the credit union's members, each of whom has a single vote, regardless of how many shares they have on deposit.  Officials serve on a voluntary basis and receive no compensation for the time they spend working on behalf of the membership of the credit union.

Board of Directors

  • Kent B. Berthiaume, Chairman
  • Ronald E. Lee, Vice Chairman
  • RaeDene K. Turner, Secretary
  • Richard F. Hawley, Treasurer
  • Lorran J. Skinner
  • Geri M. Wacker
  • Craig S. Wood

Supervisory Committee

  • Sarah M. Warrington, Chairman
  • Jody L. Allen, Secretary
  • Gregory A. Brown
  • John K. Hogue
  • Hal Westbrook

NW Regional Advisory Committee

    • Millard (Mick) R. Busch, Chairman
    • Thomas A. Pauley
    • Marc Hughes
    • Rona Ritchie
    • Hal Westbrook
Community

People helping people

We know that healthy communities benefit everyone. That’s why we support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people in our communities.

For nearly 20 years, the Alaska USA Foundation has supported 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that provide needs-based services to children, veterans, and active-duty members of the military and their families.

We are also proud to help bring the community together by sponsoring and participating in community events year-round.

Careers

Working together

Build a career with a financial institution that cares about its employees. We offer competitive benefits, promote from within, and have been serving members for more than 70 years.

Alaska USA prides itself in developing a knowledgeable and professional workforce built through hands-on experience and training. Expand your skills sets and pursue professional development with Alaska USA.

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