The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Teresa Halleck

CEO, San Diego County Credit Union

Teresa Halleck became CEO of San Diego County Credit Union in 2010. Since then SDCCU has grown from $4.2 billion in assets to more than $8 billion and from 65 branches to 84. The credit union recently raised its profile with sponsorship deals for the Holiday Bowl and naming rights for the stadium. She recently was named Business Leader of the Year by the North San Diego Business Chamber. Previously she was CEO of Golden 1 Credit Union in Sacramento for eight years.

ALMA MATER: University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Board of Directors of the National Credit Union Foundation.