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Seattle Credit Union's Employer Partner program helps reduce employee stress through financial education. We offer an employee benefit with financial opportunities.

As an Employer Partner you receive personalized benefits and services from a dedicated Business Development Specialist (BDS). Our BDS's are experts in providing financial education and onsite resources to your employees. These efforts will reduce employee stress and allow for a more productive and happy employee.

Call us today at 206.398.5500 or toll-free at 800.334.2489 to learn more about the benefits we can offer your employees.

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Free Financial Education Workshops

We believe that employees who are in control of their finances are able to be more productive in the workplace. Our financial education program helps employees answer the financial questions they have always had. We cover a variety of topics and have the ability to create a custom seminar based on your needs. Some of the seminars we frequently offer are:

  • Building a Better Budget
  • Drive Away Happy
  • Identity Theft
  • Psychology of Spending
  • Solving the Mystery of the Credit Report
  • Purchasing a Home
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
  • College Financing 101
  • 10 Steps to Financial Success
  • Plastic Surgery: Getting Out of Debt
  • Getting the Most from Social Security
  • 10 Proven Strategies to Help Secure your Financial Future

Want to schedule a workshop for your employees? Reach out using the form below, or give us a call at 206.398.5500 or toll-free at 800.334.2489.

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Become an Employer Partner

Are you a business owner or Human Resources professional? If so, we'd love to partner with you. Seattle Credit Union's Employer Partner program helps reduce employee stress through financial education. We offer an employee benefit with financial opportunities.

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Meet The Team

Our team of dedicated professionals is here to help you and your employees, and to build quality relationships with each of our Employer Partners.

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Barney Herrera

Barney Herrera

VP of Strategic Partnerships

With Seattle Credit Union Since: 2017
Hobbies: Traveling, fantasy football, and cooking.
Favorite Food: Filipino Food
Favorite Financial Tip: Start an emergency fund for unforeseen events. Research from the Federal Reserve found that too many families are just one emergency away from a financial disaster.

Bio: Barney Herrera is proof that you can always go home again—and do important things. After eight years as a grad student and professional in New York and Las Vegas—where he found himself negotiating against people for large employers—he’s excited to be back in Seattle. Now he works to connect with people, building partnerships that help Seattle Credit Union provide relevant and innovative banking services. Barney’s network is an “everybody network,” not a “good old boys network,” and it helps… well, everybody.

Many Seattle Credit Union members have lived the immigrant experience. So has Barney; as a boy he even translated for family members. A Bachelors and two Masters degrees later, he uses that experience to find partners that align with Seattle Credit Union’s mission and vision. First and foremost Barney seeks to understand rather than to be heard. Out in Seattle’s various communities, Barney and his team have learned their unique needs—especially that personal finance is almost always at the root of problems in underserved and unbanked groups. Then he can bring cutting-edge, inclusive banking products and creative solutions to partner organizations and their clients. That’s why Seattle Credit Union can show up where financial institutions traditionally don’t, but are sorely needed.

Now that Barney’s back in Washington, he’s enjoying the outdoors and the rain—he missed the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty in New York and felt “dried out” in Las Vegas. His two boys are enthusiastic athletes (soccer and baseball) and Barney and his wife travel all over to watch their games. Between sports and being out in the community, Barney is first and foremost built to lead and to support, and he’s hoping to have as big an impact in the region as he is with his kids.

Ziquora Banks

Ziquora Banks

Community Engagement Officer

With Seattle Credit Union Since: 2019
Hobbies: Foodie, Hiking, Traveling, Reality TV, and Spending Time with Family.
Favorite Food: So hard to choose… I love all kinds of food.
Favorite Financial Tip: Pay yourself first and be nice to future you. Building healthy financial habits is the fundamental key to prosperity.

Bio: With Seattle Credit Union’s commitment to help anyone achieve financial prosperity and growth, Ziquora sees herself as a champion for members, ordinary people, and community partners.

Ziquora will be out in the community meeting with community leaders, organizations, government and individuals. Her goal: financial inclusion. She’s especially committed to people and groups who don’t usually use banks. By meeting face to face with diverse area residents and organizations, including new immigrants and families of color, Ziquora hopes to spread the city’s growing success to everyone within it. Meeting people where they are helps her ensure Seattle Credit Union is their ally and partner, creating new programs and products that shatter barriers to economic prosperity. “We wouldn’t be living out our values if we aren’t addressing the inequities that exist in gaining financial mobility,” Ziquora says. Likewise, she’s keen to align with partners that share Seattle Credit Union’s values: inclusion, growth, and prosperity.

As a teller at a large bank, Ziquora saw firsthand the challenges so many faced when the economy crashed and they had to find ways to rebuild. Later, as a military wife, she was driven to help soldiers navigate the financial landscape—from building credit to buying a car.

She’s been creating community since she was a military brat, making new friends every time her father had a new duty station. She attributes her love for learning new cultures to her childhood in Germany, which enabled her to travel to many European countries. After earning her bachelors and masters at her husband’s last duty station in Colorado, she’s now exposing her Chicago-born husband to the natural joys of the Seattle area—and taking their small son with them on their hikes.

Ziquora. Her name is easy to remember—she calls it her brand—and she hopes what she does for the Seattle Credit Union community will be equally unforgettable.

Lindsay Taplin

Lindsay Taplin

Business Development Supervisor

With Seattle Credit Union Since: 2008
Hobbies: Traveling, snowboarding, and hiking.
Favorite Food: Cheese and ice cream
Favorite Financial Tip: It's never too early or late to start saving for retirement.

Bio: Lindsay Taplin and her husband are the parents of two very young children. She’s found that like motherhood, her job as business development supervisor requires her to focus on the needs of others—in this case, Seattle Credit Union’s partners, for whom she provides tools they need to succeed.

Lindsay manages a department that ensures that Seattle Credit Union connects with partner companies and organizations—partners that fit Seattle Credit Union’s mission to bring prosperity to every community. Often that results in her staff meeting members face-to-face away from a branch; that’s when they share financial tools and information as part of the financial education curriculum Lindsay has developed.

Working with people to achieve success comes naturally to Lindsay. Her psych degree from the University of Washington provided her with real-world clinical experience with people facing challenges. And she met many Seattle Credit Union members face-to-face as a branch representative. Both as Business Development Supervisor and out in the field, she’s gladdened that what she does makes a difference in people’s lives.

The Seattle-area native might be found snowboarding or hiking on the weekend. Lindsay has also enjoyed traveling. She won’t commit to any particular trip as a favorite, though she especially enjoyed Iceland’s landscape with glaciers and waterfalls and the energy and chaos of India. Being able to relate to people from different backgrounds and cultures is probably why Lindsay does her job so well and is helping Seattle Credit Union make a difference here in the Seattle area.

Jasmine Jones

Jasmine Jones

Business Development Specialist

With Seattle Credit Union Since: 2014
Hobbies: Spending time with family.
Favorite Food: All things Mexican Food
Favorite Financial Tip: Start saving and don’t stop. Save when you can and where you can, every little bit helps.

Bio: Jasmine Jones believes more people—especially minorities—need to know more about finance and banking and the Seattle native is grateful that Seattle Credit Union provides her the opportunity to make it so.

Jasmine knows from her own childhood that too many families don’t discuss financial matters. Nor are basic finance or budgeting traditionally taught in schools. According to Jasmine, when children don’t learn about budgeting from their parents, they spend their lives “winging it” to bad result. That bad result is easily avoided by providing the right tools. As a Business Development Specialist for Seattle Credit Union, she takes on that role for anybody who needs it—members, member organizations, and non-member organizations.

You may already know Jasmine from presentations she’s made for local organizations such as Youthcare or the City of Seattle. The topics are important: How to save money, how to budget, understanding credit score, the differences between a bank and a credit union, and how to cash a check without a fee. She believes that everybody is financially worthy of being wealthy, and wants no person or group to feel otherwise. Because she likes to communicate and loves to help, she says she’s perfect for this role.

Ask Jasmine what her favorite thing is, and she’ll say it’s finding people to help with their financial education. But she says the best thing she’s done is have her children (a boy and a girl), and she is absolutely teaching them about money, even at their young ages (six and three). She says she’s just scratched the surface of the things she can do—and what she does will affect the lives of many Seattleites, whether they’re members of Seattle Credit Union or not.

Testimonials from Our Employer Partners

Karl Weiss, Eddie Bauer

Member since Seatle, WA

I appreciate the work that Seattle Credit Union does with their outreach to our company and specifically their seminars and classes. They have come to our campus and our employees enjoy the convenience of the seminar and the financial topics.

Devony Boyle, Tom Douglas Restaurants

Member since Seattle, WA

It's been a pleasure the past few years to work with Seattle Credit Union as a SEG. They offer outstanding financial education classes and personalized service to our employees at their branches. Most importantly, everyone at Seattle Credit Union is approachable, kind & genuine making banking less stressful.

Melissa Acton-Buzzard, Chameleon Technologies

Member since Seattle, WA

Seattle Credit Union's team members are some of the best I've ever worked with. I would highly recommend partnering with Seattle Credit Union to help your staff meet their personal banking needs.

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