Juli Anne Callis is the former President and CEO of NIH Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the nation’s largest serving the biomedical and healthcare industries. NIHFCU has 10 branches, more than $580 million in assets and over 43,000 members.
Juli Anne is currently Chief Strategy Officer at Western Bancorp (Mortgage Banking Division).
Callis is also a Board Member of Women in Bio, an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences. She also contributed to the 2010 book “Too Small to Fail: How the Financial Industry Crisis Changed the World’s Perceptions” by Louis Hernandez Jr., Chairman and CEO of Open Solutions. The book argues that leaders of community-based financial institutions must seize the day and lead the financial services industry back to the center of economic vitality and drive global economic growth, one community at a time.
An established leader and pacesetter, Callis is at the forefront of technological innovation in the credit union industry, and has pioneered several advancements geared towards the globally mobile population and the tech-savvy consumer. Under the leadership of Callis, KeyPoint Credit Union received the 2007 Online Banking Report “Best of Web” award for launching the industry’s first ever Facebook Banking Application. Callis also guided the credit union’s development of its international remittance program – a more convenient and less expensive alternative to traditional wire transfers. In addition, Callis helped KeyPoint receive the 2008 Best Credit Union Award (Milpitas, CA), and several awards for its Financial Literacy program developed for local elementary schools.
Specialties: Callis has been the recipient of many awards throughout her career including the Woman in Industry Award Silicon Valley, the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) Marketer of the Year and numerous other awards bestowed by CUES, the Credit Union National Association and the Bank Marketing Association. When Director of Services for the Elderly for Greene and Lenoir Counties in NC, she was picked as an Outstanding Woman of America and selected to attend a government forum hosted by then Gov. Hunt.