CEO Message

A Message to Westerra Members

Celebrating 85 Years
Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve You!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as President/CEO of Westerra Credit Union. It is an honor and privilege to serve a membership that represents such a rich history in Colorado. Since 1934, Westerra has been providing Coloradans with a safe place to save and borrow at fair and reasonable rates, and you have my commitment that this will continue into the future.

With a visionary Board of Directors and an exceptional leadership team, I am committed to carry forward the Westerra vision to be the leading credit union cooperative helping members achieve financial success. 

This is an exciting time for Westerra—we are positioned well with financial strength and exceptional value for our members. I am proud to report that Westerra is among the top 10% of credit unions nationwide to be recognized with the “Sustained Superiority Award” for capital adequacy, profitability and asset quality. Since 1992, Westerra has earned the highest 5-Star financial ratings by Bauer Financial. Plus, your funds are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U.S. government.

Westerra continues to be awarded the top “5-Star” rating for safety and soundness by Bauer Financial, Inc., an industry expert reporting on the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. This means Westerra is among the country’s top financial institutions based on factors including capital, profitability, regulatory compliance and asset quality.

At Westerra, our team works very hard to keep our fees low and to provide you great service. It is equally important that we serve you in a way that is most convenient for you. We are committed to developing new products, providing innovative service delivery and being creative in finding solutions to make it easy to do business with us.  

If you have not yet opened an account, I would like to personally invite you to do so and experience the benefits of Westerra membership. Westerra Credit Union is different from banks. When you open an account, you are not just a customer, you become a member and an owner of a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is committed to your financial success. If you are already a member, thank you for choosing Westerra!

Again, thank you for the honor to serve as your President/CEO. You have my commitment, and that of our entire team, to help you achieve financial success. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at


Jay Champion