Ms. Lourdes Cortez (Appointed 2014) Ms. Cortez has served as President and CEO of North Jersey Federal Credit Union since 2005. Under her leadership, membership has significantly increased and currently exceeds 24,000 with the institution holding assets of $245 million. Ms. Cortez is a recipient of numerous awards, including the NJ Biz “Top Fifty Business Women of New Jersey”, “Women of Vision Award” and the “Women Changing Paterson” award. She was recognized as being the 1st Latina CEO of a credit union in New Jersey and saluted by Senator Nellie Pou during Women’s History Month. In May 2019 she received the Jefferson Award from the office of the Governor of New Jersey for public service in the city of Paterson, and 2020 NAFCU Annual Award for the CEO of the Year. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic. Ms. Cortez resides in Bergen County.