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Redwood Credit Union Welcomes Matt Martin as Vice President of Community and Government Relations

Martin to oversee RCU’s community and advocacy programs

Matt MartinSanta Rosa, Calif. —Matt Martin has joined Redwood Credit Union (RCU) as vice president of community and government relations. Martin will oversee the Credit Union’s community outreach programs; the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund (RCUCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fund which supports the Credit Union’s free financial literacy, education and wellness programs, as well as local disaster relief efforts; and RCU’s government relations and credit union advocacy efforts. Martin will also oversee a staff of 4. He’ll be instrumental in further enhancing RCU’s comprehensive community programs in in the counties RCU serves, including Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and San Francisco. He will also represent credit union issues before local, state and federal government representatives and supporting RCU’s mission to passionately serve the best interests of Members, employees and communities.

Previously, Martin served as chief executive officer of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), an organization that helps at-risk youth with housing, counseling, and career training. Before joining SAY, he served as director of operations for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Petaluma.  Martin is a graduate of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

“Matt’s passion for helping others is evident in everything he does, and we know he’ll continue to make a significant impact on creating positive and lasting change in our communities,” said Brett Martinez, RCU’s President and CEO. “We look forward to having Matt’s leadership and help in reaching greater levels of impact and support of our communities through his role at RCU, and to further supporting the ‘people helping people’ philosophy of the credit union industry,” Martinez added.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has $3.5 billion in assets and serves over 285,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on Facebook at and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.


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