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

August 23, 2022 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 …


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

April 28, 2022 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 …



Coast Central Credit Union Increases its Number of Scholarships Available

Coast Central Credit Union announced it is currently accepting applications for up to 19 college 4-year scholarships, available to high school seniors graduating this year from schools in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of up to $5,000 each, disbursed over a four-year period. Recipients will be selected based on criteria that includes financial need; an essay on overcoming adversity; commitment to education, either through academic performance or consistent improvement during high school; and community and/or school involvement. Recipients are required to attend Cal Poly Humboldt, College of the Redwoods, Chico State or Shasta …


Coast Central Credit Union Spring Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the spring 2022 round of its Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000, and there are usually 8 to 12 recipients. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.7 million to 175 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Cooperation Humboldt, Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, and Weaverville Parks & Recreation District. CCCU typically contributes over $400,000 in …


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 fall round to eight local organizations. A total of 30 non-profits had requested nearly $400,000.  Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Fall 2021 recipients include: $25,000: North Fork Grange; rebuilding of water supply destroyed by the Monument Fire $15,000: Ink People – MARZ Project; supplies for at-risk youth for art activities $13,500: Orleans Volunteer Fire Dept.; new generator, apparatus, and equipment $13,000: Abbey of the Redwoods; upgrade of …


Coast Central Credit Union Fall Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that the fall 2021 round of its Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000, and there are usually 8 to 12 recipients. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.5 million to 165 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Seventh Generation Centro del Pueblo, For All Time Cat Haven, and Junction City Fire Protection District. CCCU typically …


Coast Central Credit Union Awards 11 Scholarships to Local Students

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has selected 11 exceptional high school seniors out of 50 applications submitted to receive up to $55,000 in 4-year scholarships.  The students are required to attend either Humboldt State, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years. 2021 recipients Arcata High:                             Megan Bryant Eureka High:                            Klayre Barres Ferndale High:                        Trista Mayhorn Fortuna High:                          Gracie Betts Hayfork High:                          Vanessa Patton Hoopa High:                            Mackenzie Brazil McKinleyville High:                Carmen Benavides-Garb Northcoast Prep Academy:  Aiden Vayo Tur St. Bernard’s Academy:         Sabrina Gardner …


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