Diana Dykstra is a dynamic chief executive with more than 40 years of experience in leading top organizations in the financial services industry. She is currently the President/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.
Previously, Diana served as President/CEO of San Francisco Fire Credit Union and CoastHills Federal Credit Union, as well as a Senior Vice President of Patelco Credit Union. During her tenure as Senior Vice President at The Golden 1 Credit Union, Diana led her team to develop the prototype of the now successful Credit Union Direct Lending (CUDL) program.
Diana, a certified International Credit Union Development Educator (ICUDE), is a 1992 graduate and current President of Western CUNA Management School. She was awarded the James D. Likens Alumni Recognition Award in 2001, the California League’s Distinguished Service Award in 2002, the Phil Greer Lifetime Achievement Award from the CUNA Lending Council in 2012, the American Association of Credit Union Leagues’ highest honor—the Eagle Award—in 2014, and the National Credit Union Foundation’s 2019 Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winner.
Most recently, she was one of 20 women inducted to the America’s Credit Union Museum’s newest hall of fame exhibit, “Credit Union Women Making History: Herstory” which honors past, present, and future women in the credit union movement.
Diana previously served as chair and board member of the California Credit Union League. She was recently installed as the new Board Chair of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), continues to serve as a board member of CUNA Strategic Services, Global Women’s Leadership Network, ViClarity, Plexcity—a cooperative business for credit unions, trade associations, and member credit union leagues—and is the immediate past chair of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL).