Tech CU’s Franca Cozzitorto Wins Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence Award

Company also wins CUNA Diamond, AVA Digital and Second Harvest Food Bank Awards

San Jose – April 23, 2019 — Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) announced today that its head of Enterprise Risk Management, Franca Cozzitorto, has won the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence award. Tech CU also received a CUNA Diamond Award for its annual report and a gold AVA Digital Award for its Card Manager promotional video. Lastly, it received a Blue Diamond Award from Second Harvest Food Bank.

Women of Influence

The Silicon Valley Business Journal's Women of Influence award program shines a spotlight on local businesswomen, community leaders and philanthropists.

“Franca plays an important role at our organization – making sure we’re in compliance and ensuring that Tech CU is safe and sound. As the world has changed, Franca has been able to quickly adapt and improve how things are done,” said Todd Harris, CEO of Tech CU. “We are thrilled that Franca has been honored for all her hard work. This award is truly well deserved.”

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CUNA Diamond Awards

The most prestigious annual credit union industry competition, the CUNA Diamond Awards recognize and reward outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. This year, Tech CU was honored for its annual report, which was themed around Tech CU’s expansion and growth.

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AVA Digital Awards

An international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, conception, direction, design and production of digital communication, the AVA Digital Awards honored Tech CU with a gold award for its Card Manager promotional video. You can view the video here:

In previous years, the AVA Digital Awards recognized Tech CU’s digital ads, innovative mobile app for prospecting and website redesign.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Each year, Second Harvest Food Bank celebrates companies, community groups and individuals who organize food and fund drives with its “Make Hunger History” awards. This year, Tech CU received a Blue Diamond award for providing enough food and monetary donations to equal more than 35,000 meals.

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“We are honored to be recognized for our annual report and our Card Manager promotional video. There are many competitors in the Silicon Valley banking space — it’s important for our efforts to stand out,” said Guy Hadnot, SVP of Marketing at Tech CU. “We’re also grateful to be recognized for our philanthropic endeavors with Second Harvest Food Bank, with whom we’ve been working with for more than 10 years. In the Bay Area, there are nearly 800,000 people living in poverty. Anything we can do to help, is critical to many families.”

About Tech CU

Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) has assets in excess of $2.8 billion, making it one of the 20 largest credit unions in California. It serves more than 110,000 members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area — including employees of such companies as Tesla, eBay, Applied Materials, Nvidia and Facebook. As a federally insured not-for-profit organization, instead of maximizing profits to pay company stockholders, we invest our resources to deliver lower rates, outstanding service and member benefits. Founded in 1960 by the innovative employees of Fairchild Semiconductor, today we continue to be an industry leader, providing convenient and easy-to-use financial products for all stages of our members’ lives, including personal banking, wealth management, private banking, commercial lending and business banking. In 2019, Tech CU was named the best performing credit union in CA, and third top-performing credit union in the U.S. among 552 credit unions by S&P Global Market Intelligence for the second year in a row. To learn more, please visit:



Linden Kohtz

Public Relations, Tech CU

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