Longtime SSFCU Branch Manager Retires


After more than 30 years in the credit union business, Julianne Hart-Bankier is trading her banker’s suit for more casual attire as she retires after 16 years as branch manager for Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) in Pueblo, Colorado.

“Julianne has always been a positive and caring manager. She cared about every member she worked with and knew most of them on a first name basis,” said Rick Weber, senior vice president of member service for SSFCU’s Mountain Region.  

A native of Grand Junction, Colorado, Hart-Bankier spent her middle and high school years in Texas, working in a number of positions before becoming president and CEO of Kilowatt Federal Credit Union, acquired by SSFCU in 2007. During her tenure there, the credit union grew from $2.1 million in assets to $8.7 million and completed a massive corporate move from San Benito to Harlingen, TX.

Over the years, Julianne has passionately supported various fund raising and community events for SSFCU, personally contributing much of her time and passion to CASA as a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children in the Pueblo area. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Crossroads/Turning Points. 

“Julianne truly reflects what Security Service is all about.  We appreciate all she has done in her career with us, and we wish her the best in her retirement,” added Weber.

Stephanie Espinoza will step into the position as the new branch manager in Pueblo, while Julianne plans to travel, volunteer and spend time with her daughters and grandchildren.


Media Contacts

Clarissa Rodriguez, 210-476-4490, crodriguez@ssfcu.org

Debi Pfitzenmaier, 210-669-6911, debi@pfitzpr.com (Agency)