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outstanding political action redwood credit unionWhen a devastating fire destroyed a multitude of homes in the small northern California town of Middletown in September 2015, California State Senator Mike McGuire called upon Redwood Credit Union President/CEO Brett Martinez to assist the devastated community.

“I received a phone call from our state Senator on my cell phone around 10:30 that night and he said, ‘Words are that we’ve just lost Middletown and we need to do something,’” said the president/CEO of CU Times’ 2016 Trailblazer Award recipient for Outstanding Political Action.

It wasn’t the first such fire – during the summer of 2015, the California landscape was ablaze with flames that spread due to a drought that has plagued the state for several years.

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