ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–Nusenda Credit Union has named a new CEO, and he will look familiar to employees. Joe Christian, who has been serving as interim president and CEO, has had the interim tag removed.
Christian was named to the interim post when Nusenda’s long-time CEO, Terry Laudick, resigned in April after 19 years.
Christian has been with the credit union since 1986 and served in a variety of roles, including EVP-operations, chief operations officer, chief administrative officer and SVP-information systems.
“It’s an honor to be part of the leadership team of one of the best organizations in New Mexico,” Christian said in a released statement. “We are dedicated to following the board’s strategic vision to positively impact the daily lives of our members and their communities in ways that benefit all New Mexicans."
The $2.3-billion Nusenda is the largest CU in the state and has grown by approximately $600 million since 2017, and by a third over the last four years. It has approximately 200,000 members.