Brett Martinez

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Member, Board of Directors


Audit Committee & Investment and Capital Committee Member
President & CEO, Redwood Credit Union
Santa Rosa, California


Brett Martinez serves as a member of the board of directors of CUNA Mutual Group, a leading provider of insurance and financial services to credit unions, their members, and valued customers worldwide. He joined the board in April 2021.

Martinez has been with Redwood Credit Union (RCU) since 2002. RCU serves over 378,000 members with over $6 billion in assets and has been voted “Best Place to Work by Employees” for 16 consecutive years. As the President & CEO, Martinez oversees all aspects of the credit union, including its credit union service organization (CUSO), which operates an auto dealership and an insurance agency.

As an active participant in the community, Martinez serves on a variety of nonprofit, community, and industry boards. He is past Chairman of the Board for the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and past Chairman of the Board of the California Credit Union League. Martinez has served on the Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) Board of Trustees and the CU Direct Board. He is currently on the Board of the North Bay Leadership Council and is highly involved in fundraising for Credit Unions for Kids.

In 2010, Martinez was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the California Credit Union League. In 2016, Martinez was awarded the North Bay Latino Leadership Award by the North Bay Business Journal and the Advocate of the Year award from the California Credit Union League. Most recently, in 2019, Martinez was honored to receive the Anchor Award from the National Credit Union Foundation, for his exemplary leadership during the 2017 California Wildfires.

Martinez holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from California State University San Bernardino. He is also a graduate of Western CUNA Management School class of 1994.

Martinez resides in Santa Rosa, CA, where he and his wife enjoy spending time with their two sons, playing tennis, and boating.


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