Zia Credit Union (Zia CU) is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution owned and run by you, our valued members! Since 1955, Zia CU has been dedicated to empowering generations of Northern New Mexican families through personalized service, education, and lending. We strive to offer our members the best financial experience possible every time you come into contact with us. You can count on us to provide a safe place to save and borrow money at great, reasonable rates.
We offer products and services designed to benefit you! From savings and checking accounts to auto loans, mortgages, visa credit cards,
Zia CU is all about giving and making a difference, hard work, infectious joy, roots and community, fairness, self-improvement, being exceptional, kindness and caring! We are Northern New Mexico.
Board of Directors & Supervisory Committee
Zia Credit Union’s Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee are volunteers made up of members who have been elected to serve the credit union by other members. These volunteers work vigorously to maintain the general direction and control of the credit union. All planning, product and service development, operations, and financial management
Meet the Board:
Lawrence Gutierrez-Vice Chair
J.C. Garcia-Member at Large
Meet the Committee:
Lino Salazar-Vice Chair
Elizabeth Melton-Committee Member
History and Philosophy of Zia CU
In 1955, a group of approximately 200 individuals from Zia Company, support contractors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, organized and founded Zia Credit Union as a special interest group, a common practice for that time in the credit union movement. The contractors felt they needed their own financial institution. Management of the newly-founded Zia Credit Union chose to become a state-charted credit union.
In 1975, management at Zia CU decided to expand its field of membership by not just serving a special interest group but serving the entire community. The reason for this change was to enable Zia CU to grow and offer better services to the current members, while including new members.
In 1995, management at Zia CU expanded its field of membership by not just serving people living, working, or worshipping in Los Alamos County, but also serving people living, working, or worshipping in Rio Arriba County. In 2008, field of membership was expanded to the greater Pojoaque Valley, and now to Santa Fe and Taos counties.
To make a positive impact in the lives of our members, employees and community.
To empower generations of northern New Mexico families to achieve their dreams through personalized service, education, and lending, with our members' best interest at heart.
Zia Credit Union will continue to focus on solutions to meet your financial needs!