Management Team

Fidel Gonzalez

President/CEO

Fidel Gonzalez joined First Imperial Credit Union on July 1, 2009 and has a total of 30 years of financial services experience with credit unions and banks.  He is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University.  Fidel is on the Board of Directors for the Imperial Valley College Foundation, Imperial Valley Community Foundation, Imperial County Office of Education Foundation, College and Career Readiness council and is an active member of the Imperial Breakfast Rotary Club. 

Cuauhtemoc de la Torre

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Cuauhtemoc (Temo) De La Torre joined First Imperial Credit Union on September 13, 2010 and holds the position of Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. He has a total of 21 years of accounting and financial background experience, ten of those years in Credit Union management. Temo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cal State San Bernardino. 

J.P. Magallanes

AVP/El Centro Branch Manager

Juan Pablo (JP) Magallanes joined First Imperial Credit Union on September 12, 2011. He has a total of 10 years of credit union and financial services experience with over eight of those years in Management. JP has successfully completed his first year of Western CUNA Management school and will be returning for his second year in summer of 2016. JP is on the Executive Board of the Calexico Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce.

Dulce Luna

Loan Manager

Dulce joined the FICU team on March 5, 2014.  She brings with her over nine years of Consumer Lending and five years of Commercial Lending experience. She has a broad background in consumer, real estate and commercial lending. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from Imperial Valley College and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from San Diego State University.

Cecilia Cuevas

Brawley Branch Manager

Cecilia (Cecy) Cuevas joined First Imperial Credit Union on June 6, 2008. Her work experience includes 15+ years in financial institutions primarily commercial banks and credit unions. She currently manages our Brawley branch. 

Angelina Araujo

Calexico Branch Manager

Angelina (Angie) Araujo joined First Imperial Credit Union in December 6, 2000. She has worked in several positions for the credit union and has over 15 years of banking experience. She currently manages our Calexico branch.

Sergio Jimenez

Imperial Branch Manager

Sergio Jimenez joined First Imperial Credit Union in 2013 as a Member Service Representative. He's continued to work his way up and was recently named Imperial Branch Manager because of his incredible work ethic and dedication to serving the FICU Membership. Sergio has eight years of banking/credit union experience.