POPA Federal Credit Union, Cerritos, Calif., has named Raymond Bartus its next CEO. Bartus had served as the credit union’s interim CEO.
Bartus “has done an excellent job and shown a high level of dedication to serving our membership. Through his leadership, POPA Federal Credit Union will continue to grow and prosper in order to meet our members’ needs.” Board Chairman Ray Leyva.
“Ray has experience in managing all facets of the organization in a leadership capacity. His expertise will bring a value added dimension in moving the credit union toward future growth and opportunities for the membership. Raymond will be instrumental in ensuring the success of POPA Federal Credit Union for years to come,” added Leyva.
POPA Federal Credit Union was formed in 1978 by the Peace Officers Professional Association to provide financial products and services to Los Angeles County peace officers. Over the years, the credit union was able to extend its membership to other professional associations and now POPA's membership ranges from deputy sheriffs to civilian employees in the Scientific Services Bureau. Today, POPA Federal Credit Union’s assets are nearly $180 million, and it has four branches.