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President/CEO, Nusenda Credit Union


BBA – Management, College of Santa Fe

MBA – Finance, New Mexico State University

Graduate – CUNA Management School

Certified Credit Union Executive Designation (CCUE)

Business/Research Background

Joe Christian is the President/CEO of $2.3B Nusenda Credit Union, based in Albuquerque. Before his appointment as President/CEO in March 2019, he served as the organizations Executive Vice President for Operations.  With more than 30 years of service at Nusenda, he has held numerous leadership roles during his tenure. Nusenda Credit Union is recognized locally and nationally for supporting its members, community, and employees.

Particular Knowledge and Skills

Mr. Christian has served on community and credit union organizations including the UNM Anderson School of Business Foundation Board and the Fiserv/XP Systems Technology Advisory Committee.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Constellation Digital Partners. 

Mr. Christian is committed to Nusenda’s mission to drive innovation and service excellence to positively impact the daily lives of its members and their communities and to transform the financial lives of New Mexicans.

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