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Most Admired Companies: Desert Financial Credit Union


AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ annually present the Most Admired Companies program to recognize organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer Ratings; diversity, equity and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s most admired companies for 2021 is Desert Financial Credit Union.


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With hundreds of nominations representing Arizona’s most innovative, impactful and successful companies, being one of the Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent Arizona’s best companies. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner on October 7, 2021 at the Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. The title sponsors of the Most Admired Business Awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For more sponsorship information, email [email protected] For more information on the Most Admired Companies event, email [email protected] or click here.

Azbigmedia.com will spotlight one of Arizona’s most admired companies each day before the awards dinner.

Desert Financial Credit Union

Most Admired Company: 2020-2021

Arizona Senior Executive: Jeff Meshey, President and CEO

What he does: Arizona’s largest local credit union.

Company Profile: Celebrating more than 80 years in Arizona, Desert Financial is the state’s largest local credit union with $ 7 billion in assets, more than 350,000 members and 47 branches. Member eligibility is open throughout Arizona with contactless solutions through eBranch, making it easy to call, click or enter. As a non-profit cooperative, DesertFinancial is proud to share success. In 2020, members received $ 12 million in dividends through the MemberGiveback Bonus, and Desert Financial gave over $ 5 million in COVID-19 relief as well as random donations, scholarships and acts of kindness to our members. , our community and our team.

Admirable trait: In 2020, Desert Financial announced its participation in a five-year research project with the Filene Institute’s Center of Excellence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Led by Dr Quinetta Roberson of Michigan State University, the project aims to improve the membership experience, facilitate diversity and equal opportunity at all levels, and improve strategic performance. “We anticipate that Dr. Roberson’s findings will serve as a roadmap for all credit unions to improve our best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Jeff Meshey, CEO of Desert Financial.


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