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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 180 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, Glenn is the President of the Academy School District 20 Board of Education, serves on the Board of Directors of the Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, and serves the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates on the Finance and Investment Committee and the Audit Committee. Glenn is also on the National Association of Federal 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, 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 a Director on the Board 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, 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 19 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.


Cory D. Shultz

Chief Lending Officer

  • Cory's biography

    Cory is responsible for managing the lending portfolio and associated risks for the credit union. Cory maintains a conservative lending approach while still helping members achieve their financial goals. He is dedicated to bringing products that create value and fulfill lifelong dreams of those he serves. Cory has also served as the VP of Business Services as well as the Chief Operating Officer with AAFCU.

    After graduating from Colorado State University, Cory made the decision to return to Colorado Springs; the community that raised him. Cory has served in many roles through his 16+ year banking career which helps him contribute widely throughout the credit union. In his free time, Cory gives back to the community through his involvement in the Pikes Peak Range Riders.


Butch Hill

Chief Information Officer

  • Butch's biography

    As Chief Information Officer, Butch 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.

    Prior to joining AAFCU in 1993, Butch served in data processing management at the United States Air Force Academy, culminating a 20 year Air Force career in telecommunications and data processing. Butch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technologies from Southern Illinois University.


Richard F. Vaughn, Jr.

Staff Attorney

  • Richard's biography

    As the staff attorney for AAFCU, Richard is responsible for managing contractual relationships, handling and resolving legal questions and their related complications, rectifying internal and external issues as they arise, responding to judicial and administrative requests, resolving member issues, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Richard has served as the staff attorney for AAFCU 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 American Bar Association, 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 the strategic direction of the Debit Card Business Unit, oversees Fraud Management, and serves as the credit unions Security Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Paulette has been with the credit union for over 21 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 Human Resources Manager, 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 attending Regis University working towards her degree in Organizational Management and recently received her SPHR certification. In her free time, Raegan loves spending time outdoors with her family, including her two friendly yellow labs, as well as camping and gardening.

Join us

Joining AAFCU has plenty of advantages over traditional banks and financial institutions.

  • Credit Unions Put People First – Credit unions embrace the philosophy of “People Helping People.” As a credit union, AAFCU is active in the communities in which it operates - offering free financial education to our youth, providing financial services to under-served communities, and returning profits to its membership.

  • Members Own the Credit Union - A credit union is a democratic cooperative. When you join AAFCU you aren’t just a member, you're also a part-owner.

  • Credit Unions are Not-For-Profit – A credit union's not-for-profit status generally enables credit unions to provide lower rates on loans, higher rates on savings, lower fees, and a personal touch.

Why Should You Join AAFCU?

  • Great products. 

  • Competitive rates.

  • 24/7 access to your accounts.

  • Exceptional service.

  • We value your membership.

  • Credit union members are part-owners.

How to join AAFCU

AAFCU membership is open to employees, students and families in 10 local school districts, all active and retired military, and more than 160 area businesses.

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AAFCU Foundation

Welcome

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 (see table below).

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. 

The AAFCU foundation promotes education and life-long financial responsibility for people of all ages:

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Target population Objective Foundation Approach Alert Me
0-8 yrs old What is money? Early savings Teach the teacher
Strategic alliances
9-12 yrs old Money and how it makes the world go around, Interest, early good investment habits, budgeting Teach the teacher
Seminars
Strategic alliance Brokers Awards
Teenage Life-skills, College planning, Car, Credit, Investments, taxes, budgeting, checking accounts Teach the teacher
Seminars
Awards Scholarships
Early Adult College, home buying/mortgages, Car, Family, Kids, Business Start-up, Retirement planning, Investments, taxes, wills, credit Seminars
Workshops
30-50 yrs old Wealth accumulation, kid's college, retirement options debt management, refinancing, investments, taxes Seminars
Workshops
50-70 yrs old Retirement, Grandchildren, Investments, estate planning, taxes Seminars
Workshops
70-plus Retirement, investments, reverse mortgages, estate planning Seminars
Workshops

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