PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthony Robles, NCAA national champion wrestler, author, motivational speaker and Mesa High School wrestling coach, will be the new spokesperson for the Desert Financial Credit Union.
“We are inspired by Anthony and his unstoppable determination,” said Jeff Meshey, CEO of Desert Financial Credit Union. “We are thrilled that he has officially joined the Desert Financial family as a spokesperson whose passion for giving back to the community aligns so closely with our mission to share our success.”
As a spokesperson, Robles will appear in an upcoming Desert Financial Credit Union ad, provide a member testimonial, and participate in upcoming community events with Desert Financial. Robles will also be featured at the Desert Financial Employee Gym located at the credit union‘s main office.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the people who gave me back and supported me,” Robles says. “I see how passionate Desert Financial Credit Union employees are about giving back to the community, and I know we can do amazing things together to help people in Arizona.”
Robles, a member of the Desert Financial Credit Union for many years, was born without his right leg. He developed a passion for wrestling in high school and overcame great odds to become a two-time Arizona State Champion and High School National Champion.
After college wrestling programs fired him due to his height and missing leg, Robles joined the wrestling team at Arizona State University. He graduated from college as a three-time All American and 2011 NCAA National Champion. In 2012, Robles was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
As Arizona’s largest credit union, Desert Financial gave back more than $3.8 million to the community in 2021.
Credit union employees have volunteered more than 12,000 hours and participated in more than 8,300 random acts of kindness sponsored by the credit union in 2021.
About Desert Financial Credit Union
Celebrating over 80 years in Arizona, Desert Financial is the state’s most trusted local credit union with over $8 billion in assets, over 380,000 members and 47 branches. Membership eligibility is open in most of Arizona with contactless solutions through eBranch, making it easy to click, call, or enter. As a non-profit cooperative, Desert Financial is proud to share success. In 2021, members received $15 million in dividends through the Member Giveback Bonus, and Desert Financial gave over $3.8 million in donations, scholarships, and random acts of kindness to our members, community, and our team. Learn more about www.desertfinancial.com.