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Tech CU’s SVP of Retail Bank, Debra Bowman, Honored As One of Silicon Valley’s 2015 Women of Influence

San Jose, Calif. (May 12, 2015) — Last week, the Silicon Valley Business Journal unveiled its 2015 Silicon Valley Women of Influence, with Debra Bowman, senior vice president of Retail Bank for Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), being honored among the 100 named on the list.

Women of Influence are nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of judges. They come from a variety of industries in the public and private sector, representing many top companies and organizations in Silicon Valley, including: PayPal, SETI Institute, Cisco, City of San Jose, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, KPMG and San Jose City College, to name a few. The Silicon Valley Business Journal describes those who were honored as, “100 of the women we think have made the biggest impact across all professions.”

With a career spanning more than two decades in financial services, Bowman currently leads the retail banking division at Tech CU, where she oversees a team of 80 employees and 10 branches that serve the credit union’s more than 70,000 members throughout the Bay Area. As part of the senior leadership team, she has helped the credit union to be recognized as one of the best-managed and strongest financial institutions in the country, as indicated by its 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions.

Bowman also influences Tech CU’s community engagement by encouraging employees to give back and supporting member donation campaigns at Tech CU branches. (Tech CU has invested more than $1 million in Bay Area communities since 2007.)

“Debra’s business leadership has been instrumental in ensuring we are serving the needs of our members and that our business development teams are actively engaged in supporting the local chambers and business associations,” said Barbara Kamm, president and CEO of Tech CU. “In addition, a large portion of the money we reinvest in the community comes directly from donations raised on our frontlines — in our branches and through our employees, which are Debra’s responsibility.”

Prior to joining Tech CU, Bowman served in executive roles at Wells Fargo, Bridge Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and Bank of the West. She received her M.B.A. and B.A. in Business Administration from San Jose State University (SJSU) and is an active member of the SJSU Business Alumni Association.

To see a complete list of this year’s honorees, go to “100 women rocking Silicon Valley business: Meet the 2015 Women of Influence.”

ABOUT TECHNOLOGY CREDIT UNION

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Tech CU is a $1.9 billion credit union serving more than 70,000 members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area— including employees of such companies as Tesla, eBay, Applied Materials, Nvidia and Facebook. A federally insured, not-for-profit organization, we put the financial interests of our members ahead of shareholder profit by helping members achieve their financial goals on their terms and sharing the benefits of our growth. Founded in 1960 by a group of forward-thinking employees at Fairchild Semiconductor, today we continue to be an industry leader, providing innovative financial products for all stages of our members’ lives, including personal banking, wealth management, private banking, commercial lending and business banking. Tech CU consistently achieves a customer satisfaction rating above 95 percent and maintains a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for financial institutions. And, with mobile and online banking, 65,000+ surcharge-free ATMs, and convenient branch access to our financial experts, Tech CU makes 24/7 banking easy and empowering.

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