Robin Romano


MariSol Federal Credit Union

Robin Romano has served as Chief Operating Officer and Bottlewasher for MariSol Federal Credit Union, a CDFI in Phoenix, Arizona, for 20 years. She is proud to work every day on financial empowerment and inclusion for MariSol's members and serve the community needs of metropolitan Phoenix's low-income and disenfranchised markets. Creating unique products and services for members often overlooked in the banking community is what put's a smile on her face.

Working with community partners is a large part of being a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). That willingness to look at many sides of a problem is what Robin brings to the INCLUSIV Board. Robin served as a Principal Examiner for NCUA for over seven years. This learning experience that has helped her navigate many regulatory roadblocks. She has also served as the Credit Union Advisory Committee Chairman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Robin also has past board service in Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, Turn A New Leaf – Tripartite Board for Mesa, AZ, and the Arizona Credit Union League.

Robin is active in her local community and serves as the Director for Local First Arizona Foundation, Human Campus Services, 501c 3, and is the Advisory Committee Director for the Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation, CDE.

Her credit union may be only $54 million in assets, but they must operate like a larger credit union to stay relevant and profitable. Like most small credit union CEOs, Robin wears many hats, and she loves her job.

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