Sundie Seefried, CEO
Partner Colorado Credit Union
Sundie is the CEO/President of Partner Colorado Credit Union located in Denver Colorado. She has served in the Credit Union industry since 1983 and as CEO since 2001. She holds a Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Finance from Regis University.
Her focus at Partner Colorado has been to establish a culture of service & sales excellence to better serve the membership and, under the board’s direction and her staff’s assistance, she led the organization to win a top 10 placement for 8 consecutive years between 2005 and 2012 as a Best Place to Work in Denver.
Sundie also created Partner Colorado Credit Union Foundation to grant scholarships to Colorado students in need and to date they have granted in excess of $350,000 to students and community charities. The foundation is now managed by employees of the credit union who raise and grant all funds.
Instead of heading into retirement at the end of 2014, she designed a full scope Cannabis Banking Program that has withstood the scrutiny of Federal and State Regulators and has realized great success in terms of removing cash from the communities in Colorado to make Colorado a safer place to live.
She now banks in excess of a 50% market share of the Colorado cannabis industry that includes both licensed cannabis and ancillary businesses serving the industry. To assist other financial institutions interested in serving this emerging market, she recently authored the book ‘Navigating Safe Harbor – Cannabis Banking in Uncertain Times’ via SafeHarborPrivateBanking.com
She has also packaged her program as a turnkey solution for other financial institutions to engage in banking the industry.
About Partner Colorado Credit Union
At Partner Colorado Credit Union, we live up to our name by partnering with our 30,000+ members to help them move ahead financially. Of course, we offer high-quality banking services you would expect from a well-established financial institution, but with better rates and personal service. In addition to our in-branch, online and mobile banking services, we also provide free financial education seminars and free financial reviews.
Partner Colorado Foundation
Founded in 1931, Partner Colorado takes great pride in helping our local community—with scholarships, grants and volunteer hours—through our Partner Colorado Foundation. We have the numbers you want—more than 100 local Shared Branch locations and over 30,000 CO-OP® ATMs nationwide—but, unlike many for-profit banks, we’ll never treat you like a number.