(Originally published June 19, 2023)
HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) has announced the promotion of three employees to its executive leadership team, including Aaron Vallely to executive vice president, Warren Altona to executive vice president of commercial and retail banking strategy, and Christopher Hodges to senior vice president and chief financial officer.
“With more than 50 years of combined experience in the banking industry and a track record of success within our organization, Aaron, Warren and Chris have proven to be invaluable assets to our team and we look forward to their continued success in their new roles,” said Andrew Rosen. “These promotions come at a pivotal time for Hawaii State FCU as we near completion of our new headquarters, ultimately helping us to expand our services and better serve our members and the community.”
Aaron Vallely, executive vice president
In his new role, Vallely is responsible for leading the operations and retail experience teams across various divisions, including branch experience, operations support, card operations, digital solutions, branch support, and fraud. Vallely has been with Hawaii State FCU for more than 27 years where he has held multiple roles, including Main branch manager, director of sales and branch administration, and vice president of sales and branch administration. Prior to his tenure at Hawaii State FCU, he served as branch manager at Central Pacific Bank and Bank of Hawaii.
Warren Altona, executive vice president of commercial and retail banking strategy
As executive vice president of commercial and retail banking strategy, Altona leads the credit union’s commercial banking, product management and retail analytics, marketing, and enterprise project management. He previously served as the product strategy and retail analytics division manager where he managed deposits, loans, payment products, and analytics for Hawaii State FCU. Prior to joining Hawaii State FCU, Altona spent more than 15 years at Bank of Hawaii in various leadership positions. Altona earned his master of business administration and bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Christopher Hodges, senior vice president and chief financial officer
As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Hodges is responsible for the credit union’s financial analysis, asset liability management, investment portfolio management, and vendor risk management. He has more than 10 years of banking experience and most recently served as vice president and deputy chief financial officer at Hawaii State FCU. Throughout his career, Hodges has held positions at First Hawaiian Bank, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, and Bank of Hawaii. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) was founded in 1936. Serving state, city and county employees as well as non-profits and select businesses and their families across the state, Hawaii State FCU has more than 126,000 members and $2.3 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on Oahu and Maui. For more information, visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.