Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott, president and chief executive officer of Vantage West Credit Union has been leading Vantage West since 2020. At the height of the pandemic, she enthusiastically accepted the important role of carrying forward the credit union’s 65+ year credit union legacy of service to Vantage West’s 170,000 Members and providing executive leadership to the Vantage West team.
Sagehorn-Elliott is passionate about serving Vantage West Members and involvement in Tucson and the surrounding communities. Her spirit of service and volunteerism is infused into the credit union’s culture. In fact, service to community is something she highly encourages for team members throughout the credit union. As a longtime credit union advocate, Sandra has a special passion for financial inclusion and financial wellness. She believes it is a fundamental priority in building strong communities. Her commitment to service and instinct for helping others has helped her fit right in with other Tucsonans and Arizonians.
Sagehorn-Elliott has nearly 25 years of financial industry experience. She previously served as EVP/Chief Operating Officer for Workers Credit Union in Fitchburg, MA. Prior to that, she was SVP/Chief Operating Officer at Bellco Credit Union in Colorado.
Sandra’s guiding principle is to “Express gratitude and make sure people know you appreciate their contributions.” Her personal values align with Vantage West’s purpose of, “Investing in people today to achieve a more prosperous tomorrow.”