Message from the President and CEO

Moments to smile about

Southland’s Official Credit Union of Summer season has come to a close, and we hope you had an opportunity to visit one of our branches for our series of Member appreciation days. It is our pleasure to give back to our Members and their families. If you missed us during your local appreciation day, I invite you to visit us at select Southland branches on Monday, October 28, for a special trunk-or-treat event.

Part of our mission at the Credit Union is to deliver uniquely personal Southland service. We strive to provide a level of service that has each Member leaving with a smile. If you have a story to share about a time Southland’s service made you smile, we would love to know about it! Visit to share your story with us. One winner will be randomly selected to win $1,000!

Holiday giving

Thank you to all who donated to our Backpack & School Supply Drive. Your donations directly benefit students in need through local organizations in your communities. To continue the spirit of giving throughout the holiday season, Southland is hosting a toy drive to support the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. Your donations will be personally delivered by Southland Associates to patients in December. You can find a Toy Drive donation box at any of our seven branches.

The best for our Members and our Associates

I’m proud to announce that Southland has been named one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For in 2019 by Credit Union Journal. We serve each other with the same level of extraordinary service we provide to our Members. This empowers each of our Associates to thrive in a positive work environment, which in turn makes it easier for Southland to deliver better service to each Member. We are honored to receive this recognition from the credit union industry.

Driven by you

The nomination period is now open for our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee. As a Member-owned credit union, we are guided by initiatives and strategies recommended by people like you, our Members. Our volunteer Board and Committee meet regularly to represent our membership and provide general oversight over the affairs of the credit union. If you are interested in getting more involved with your credit union, we invite you to participate in the nomination process (click here) and/or attend our 2020 Annual Meeting on March 26. It’s our Members who drive Southland’s success!

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, Executive Team and Associates, I would like to thank you for your membership and wish you and your family a happy and prosperous holiday season.

Thomas G. Lent, CPA
President & CEO