Routing Number: 307070021

About Us

AAFCU is the only "bank" you'll ever need - and a whole lot more! Experience for yourself how we make a difference, one member at a time.

Our Story

About Us

AAFCU is a federally chartered, not-for-profit, and member-owned financial institution. AAFCU is regulated by the National Credit Union Administration, a federal agency. Deposits at AAFCU are insured to at least $250,000 per account and are backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

We have a deeply rooted history with our United States Air Force. Chartered in 1955, AAFCU was founded to serve the cadets, officers and civilians of the newly established United States Air Force Academy at Lowry Air Force Base. As the Air Force Academy grew and evolved, so did our membership. In addition to our continued service to our military, we now serve the employees and students of 10 school districts and over 300 select employee groups (SEG) along with their family members. As we look to the future we never forget our past; as we make it our mission to serve those who serve others.

Our Attitude (with Altitude)

We are protectors of your priceless possessions; we are here to help you achieve your dreams and accomplish your life’s financial aspirations. The world may revolve around money, but we understand your world revolves around much more. We are here to help you use money as a tool to achieve your goals, whether or not financial in nature.

We are a full-service financial institution that allows you to do business on your terms, to fit your lifestyle. Our competitive, innovative products allow our members the freedom to choose the financial solutions that are personal by design. Need a 168 month mortgage? No problem! How about a 53 month auto loan? It’s yours! We care about your needs and your solutions, above our own.

In addition to traditional “banking” products, our mobile app allows you to take us wherever you go, to reach your dreams whatever they may be. From the tap of your finger to the click of your mouse, you can deposit checks, pay a bill, and set up important account alerts to monitor your account for you. Whatever you do in life, our compassionate and dedicated employees are here to help!

Our Leadership

Glenn L. Strebe

Chief Executive Officer

  • Glenn's biography

    Glenn has served the membership of AAFCU since 1993 and as its CEO since 1998. He leads the strategic objectives of the credit union which include; world-class member service and engagement, employee growth and development, and superior financial performance. In addition, he serves as the President of the AAFCU Foundation and Chairman of the Air Academy Service Corporation. Prior to joining AAFCU, he served in the US Air Force Audit Agency and subsequently as a Director of Cost Analysis.

    Active in the community and credit union movement, Glenn serves on various boards and committees. Among others, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates as the treasurer and is the Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Penrose-St. Francis Hospital. Glenn is also on the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) Legislative Committee and is a credit union speaker and instructor at credit union schools and conferences. He published a book titled, Managing Credit Union Finance and two articles in Credit Union Management magazine.

    Glenn received an MBA from Colorado State University and a BS from the US Air Force Academy. Besides spending as much time as possible with his family, he enjoys reading, Ironman triathlons/endurance events, running, bicycling, or pretty much anything outdoors.


Brad Barnes, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

  • Brad's biography

    Brad is responsible for planning, controlling and directing the finances of AAFCU, its wholly-owned subsidiary Air Academy Service Corporation and also the AAFCU Foundation. He oversees the accounting and member experience areas of the credit union. He is an actively licensed CPA (#18522) in the State of Colorado.

    Prior to joining AAFCU in 2000, Brad worked with the public accounting firm BKD, LLP. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Brad is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and Colorado Society of CPA’s. He serves as Audit Committee Chairman for the United States Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation and Board Chairman of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado.

Lisa Simpson

Chief Operations Officer

  • Lisa's biography

    Lisa is responsible for all AAFCU retail branch locations, the contact center, electronic banking, and marketing. Lisa’s mission is to continually provide the best service to our membership as well as to implement and provide new technological conveniences.

    Lisa has worked for Air Academy Federal Credit Union for 22 years and has held several different positions in the organization prior to moving to operations in 2013. Lisa graduated with honors and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Human Resources/Organizational Development. In her free time, Lisa enjoys photography, writing and drawing.

Jeremy Taylor

Chief Information Officer

  • Jeremy's biography

    As Chief Information Officer, Jeremy is responsible for ensuring the availability of network and software for infrastructure utilized at AAFCU as well as the security of those resources. He oversees all aspects of information technology, including IT risk management; information security; core financial applications; and network systems and infrastructure.

    Jeremy has been with AAFCU since 1995 in a number of different roles. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a Minor in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. Jeremy is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family taking advantage of Colorado’s bountiful outdoor activities. 

Richard F. Vaughn, Jr.

General Counsel

  • Richard's biography

    As the General Counsel for AAFCU, Richard is responsible for managing contractual relationships, representing the credit union, resolving issues and challenges with external parties, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and managing the credit union’s Project Management Office. Richard has been with the credit union since 2014.

    After graduating law school with honors and passing the Colorado Bar Exam in 2011, Richard obtained his Masters of Law from the University of Denver in 2012. Richard is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Douglas County Bar Association. During his free time, Richard volunteers on the Douglas County Parks and Trails Advisory Board and enjoys the many outdoor activities available in Colorado such as camping, biking, and climbing the many 14ers.

Paulette Zetterberg

Director of Enterprise Risk Management

  • Paulette's biography

    Paulette is responsible for the development of enterprise risk management tools, practices, and policies to analyze, monitor and report enterprise risks within the credit union’s various business units. Paulette is also responsible for overseeing Fraud Management and serves as the credit union’s Security Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Paulette has been with the credit union for over 24 years.

    Paulette received a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Cum Laude, from Regis University. During her free time, Paulette enjoys spending time with family, the Colorado outdoors, and traveling.

Raegan Walker 

Human Resources Manager

  • Raegan's biography

    As Director of Human Resources, Raegan is responsible for managing employee programs which support and develop our amazing AAFCU employees. In this role, Raegan manages compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, employee relations, benefits, HR administration, and training.

    Raegan has worked at AAFCU since 1996 and in her career at AAFCU she has held various roles throughout the organization such as Operations and Training Manager. She is currently working towards her degree in Human Resource  Management. In her free time, Raegan loves spending time outdoors with her family, including her two dogs.

AAFCU Foundation

Air Academy Federal Credit Union Foundation


Our Mission

Promote education and life-long financial responsibility for people of all ages.

Our Objectives

Enhance personal success through the development of financial literacy and responsibility. The Foundation focuses on different activities for each target life-phase.

Educate teachers to appreciate and to promote the benefits of financial literacy to others. The Foundation exposes educators to helpful pedagogy and supply materials which will help them raise their level of personal financial education. Recognize students’ desires, needs, and excellence by awarding grants, internships, seminars, and scholarships. The Foundation favors educational programs and opportunities that encourage students to release their creativity, inspire them to learn, and empower them with self-confidence.

Provide community-based general educational support by serving as a bridge between area school systems, and the public and private sectors. The Foundation seeks strong strategic alliances with local organizations and serves as a force-multiplier for mission accomplishment including; public education foundations, universities, libraries, chambers of commerce, and business education programs. 



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