Coast Central Credit Union Adds Mural to Downtown Eureka

January 20, 2023 Coast Central Credit Union announced the completion by local artist Olivia Fox of a mural on a fenced enclosure in the parking lot of its Eureka Downtown location at 4th and F Streets. A project that began in September, the mural represents the organization’s longtime “People Helping People” approach of substantial community giving through grants, sponsorships, college scholarships, and employee volunteerism. To depict the various giving programs, the mural highlights notable scenes from the local community, including Coast Central employees cleaning beaches, a scholarship recipient graduating at Cal Poly Humboldt, the CCCU-sponsored Bloodmobile near Eureka’s Waterfront, Old …


Coast Central Credit Union Welcomes New VP Member Digital Services

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Jasmin Gammel has been appointed Vice President, Member Digital Services, reporting to President/CEO James T. Sessa. Gammel is responsible for the organization’s Digital Banking products,Chat, its Member Support Center including phone support, check processing, ACH, and its Credit/Debit Card Services Department. Gammel brings over 20 years of credit union experience and 12 years of technical project management experience to the organization, most recently serving as Vice President of Digital Strategy at Fortera Federal Credit Union in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Her expertise includes  enhancing the member and employee experience through strategic planning, data analysis, and software …


Coast Central’s Community Grant Program Reaches $2 Million

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants through its Community Investment Program’s spring round to 12 local organizations, bringing the total awarded to $2 million since 2008. A total of 48 non-profits had requested $600,000.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs.   Fall 2022 recipients include: Humboldt County $20,000 Eureka Rescue Mission; bunk beds and mattresses $20,000 Fortuna Senior Center; bathroom for new building $10,000 Telegraph Ridge Fire Protection; fire station repairs and upgrades $9,800 Hoopa American Legion Post 415; …


Coast Central Credit Union Promotes Fred Moore

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Fred J. Moore III, CPA, VP Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, working closely with President/CEO James T. Sessa to lead and manage the credit union. Moore has a total of 35 years of financial institution experience and has been with Coast Central for over four years.  In his new role, Moore will support vice presidents in providing guidance and oversight of Member Services Branches and various departments throughout the organization. Prior to joining Coast Central in 2018, Moore was Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer at Redwood Capital …


Coast Central Credit Union Welcomes New VP Information Systems

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Vaughn Peterson has been appointed Vice President, Information Systems, reporting to President/CEO James T. Sessa. Peterson is responsible for the organization’s technology areas, ensuring the highest level of network security and compliance with all systems, increasing efficiencies and enhancing operations, monitoring trends to advance the credit union’s products and services, and overseeing a team of 11 skilled employees. Peterson brings over 20 years of information technology experience to Coast Central, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer of Cyprus Credit Union in West Jordan, Utah, the longest-serving credit union in the state, with currently …


Coast Central Promotes Ashley Bott

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Ashley Bott has been promoted to Manager, Specialty Member Services (previously known as Risk Management). Ashley is responsible for the oversight and direction of all activities related to Coast Central’s cannabis-related pilot program, including its team of six employees, member accounts, vendor relations, and adherence to strict policies and procedures related to these services. Ashley joined Coast Central in 2015 as a Member Services Representative at our Bayshore Mall location, going on to serve as New Accounts Representative and later promoted to Supervisor.  In 2021, she joined the Operations team for a year, and …


Coast Central Announces a Total of $100,000 in Grants Awarded

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants through its Community Investment Program’s spring round to 14 local organizations. A total of 54 non-profits had requested over $750,000.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Spring 2022 recipients include: Humboldt County $15,000 Hospice of Humboldt; cargo van for donation pick ups $12,475 NorCal Community Blood Bank; blood analysis devices $10,000 Dream Quest; center for underprivileged youth (also serves Trinity County) $7,500 Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Dept; technical training for emergency responders $5,000 …


Coast Central Credit Union Announces 2022 Scholarships Recipients

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has selected 19 exceptional high school seniors for 2022 scholarships out of nearly 60 applications submitted, an increase from 11 last year.  Scholarships are based on the ability to overcome adversity, academic performance or improvement, and commitment to making a positive impact on their schools and communities.  Each recipient receives a total of $5,000 over four years, and must attend either Cal Poly Humboldt, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years.   2022 recipients Academy of the …