President/Chief Executive Officer
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 County Office of Education Foundation, College and Career Readiness council and is an active member of the Imperial Breakfast Rotary Club. His hobbies include playing golf and off-roading.
Cuauhtemoc De La Torre
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Cuauhtemoc (Temo) De La Torre joined First Imperial Credit Union on September 13, 2010. He has a total of 23 years of accounting and financial background experience, 12 of those years in Credit Union management. Temo holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Cal State San Bernardino. On the weekends, he enjoys watching soccer and spending time with his family.
Marketing & Member Engagement Manager
Marlena joined the FICU team on August 7, 2017. She has over six years of experience in the marketing field with a broad background in public relations, special events, business development, graphic design and social media marketing. Following a local path in her education, she attended Imperial Valley College where she received an associate degree in Business Administration followed by a bachelor's degree at San Diego State University - Calexico Campus in International Business with a specialization in Finance. Marlena is on the Board of the Calexico Chamber of Commerce and is a committee member for the Mariachi Festival sin Fronteras with the organization. Some of her favorite hobbies include reading, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and golfing.
Dulce joined the FICU team on March 5, 2014. Since then, she has developed an Indirect Lending Program, First-time Buyers Program, online loan application and Home Equity Line of Credit program. She has been in the lending industry with credit unions for over 16 years. She holds a bachelor's in International Business with a specialization in Finance from San Diego State University and an associate degree in Business from Imperial Valley College. Her lending team consists of hard working individuals working together for one purpose—assist our members in every lending need they may have. One of her many hobbies are to travel and spend time with her family and getting involved in her kids' extracurricular activities.
Micaela R. Pena
El Centro Branch Manager
Micaela R. Pena joined First Imperial Credit Union on March 26, 2018. She has over 15 years of financial banking experience, six of those as an Assistant Branch Manager. Micaela holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Leadership from Concordia University Irvine. One of her hobbies is reading Universal Literature and short stories; although, Whole Food Plant Base (WFPB) has recently captivated her entire interest as a preventive measure for optimal health. She enjoys preparing WFPB recipes and spending time with her family.
Calexico 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.
Brawley Branch Manager
Angelina (Angie) Araujo joined First Imperial Credit Union in December of 2000. She has held several positions within our institution and has had the opportunity of working in four of our branches in the areas of operations and lending. She carries over 20 years of banking experience, 11 of those years in management. She is very dedicated and strives to fulfill our members' needs. On her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and hiking.
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. His favorite hobbies include listening to music and horse racing.