About Us

Navigant Credit Union is the longest-operating, member-owned credit union in Rhode Island. Since its founding in 1915, Navigant Credit Union has been dedicated to providing its members with unparalleled financial products and services, while working every day to stay committed to the financial well-being of the families, businesses and communities we serve. With more than $3.7 billion in assets, more than 145,000 members and 25 physical branch locations, Navigant Credit Union is the largest credit union in Rhode Island and among the state’s strongest and most trusted financial institutions.

Our Mission

We are committed to the financial well-being of families, businesses, and communities we serve.

Core Values


No matter your title, take action and be an example.


Share a common bond through teamwork and collaboration


Show kindness and dedication in all that you do


Do the right thing, even when no one is watching


Lisa Dandeneau

Senior EVP Chief Administration & Strategy Officer

Jason M. Jolin

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jon Roberts

EVP, Chief Digital & Operations Officer

David DeCubellis

Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

David Pellegrino

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

Michael Mattone

Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Banking & Experience Officer

James K. Salome


Robert J. Murray

CPA, Vice Chair

Paul A. Beaudoin


Kathleen C. Orovitz

President/CEO, Treasurer

Gary E. Furtado

Past President/CEO

Joseph R. Beretta

Past Chair

Ann M. Kashmanian

CPA, Past Chair

Roland R. Lachapelle

CPA, Past Chair

Dr. Peter E. Baziotis

Michael F. Ryan

Catherine Parente


Our History

A rich history of providing financial services to individuals and families throughout Rhode Island.


Opening day

Early members would find a place that not only spoke their language, but understood their fierce determination to turn mill jobs into an American future. On March 29, 1915, the Credit Union officially opened with $22,110 in assets.

“Navigant Credit Union is what it is because of its people, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this vibrant community.”


Credit Union moves from church to a new building

Fewer than 10 credit unions had been created by 1915, when the Notre Dame Church congregation of Central Falls opened La Credit Union de Notre Dame de Central Falls in its church basement.


Credit Union Central Falls 
(CUCF) gets insured

The credit union becomes insured through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent federal agency that insures deposits at credit unions and provides protection for its members.


Second branch of CUCF opens in Cumberland Hill

With over $300,000,000 in assets, Credit Union Central Falls opens their second location in Cumberland and becomes recognized as the strongest credit union in the state. The additional branch, along with an expansion of services, allows the credit union to better serve the individuals and families of Rhode Island.


Corporate Center and 9th branch open in Smithfield

Credit Union Central Falls unveils the new 65,000 square foot corporate center while reaching $1 billion in assets, the first credit union to do so in the state of Rhode Island. CUCF continues to support their community by donating over $175,000 to local charities.

“Our success was built on expertise and a longstanding commitment to provide extraordinary service to our members."


Name changes to Navigant Credit Union

Credit Union Central Falls (CUCF) changes their name to Navigant Credit Union, but their commitment to guiding members through their financial journeys remains the same. The lending team continues to deliver high-quality service amid economic uncertainty.


Navigant Credit 
Union turns 100

To celebrate their 100th year, Navigant awards $100,000 in scholarships to 100 high school students in pursuit of higher education. The credit union is also voted the “Best Place to Work in Rhode Island” by Providence Business News.


Navigant continues to grow through global pandemic

Despite challenges brought on by COVID-19, Navigant leads community-focused banking in Rhode Island with more than 110,000 members across 20 branches. Recognition for the credit union continues as they are named Rhode Island’s Best Community Credit Union by Forbes and the State’s Best Financial Institution by the Providence Journal


25 branches and growing

With over 143,000 members, Navigant Credit Union continues to fulfill the mission of improving the financial well-being of members, businesses, and communities. They also work to provide financial resources for the individuals and families of Rhode Island by teaching over 5,000 students financial literacy. The Credit Union also establishes the ‘Giving is in Our Jeans’ employee donation program.

Imagine the difference all of us could make.

What is the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation?

Throughout the years, Navigant Credit Union has contributed to over 600 organizations, donating millions into the local community. In 2019, we founded the Navigant Credit Union Charitable Foundation, an autonomous 501(c)3 charity, to enable even more substantial and influential contributions to these worthy causes. This becomes achievable through the generous contributions from members like yourself.

Annual Report

Now at more than $3.75 billion in assets, Navigant Credit Union is among the largest credit union in Rhode Island, yet still maintain our community-driven values.

Those values—and our belief in putting people first—are just a few of the reasons why Navigant Credit Union has been named “Rhode Island's Best Place to Work” year-after-year by the Providence Business News.

Careers at Navigant

Navigant Credit Union is Rhode Island's leading Credit Union. Established in 1915, Navigant Credit Union has served generations of satisfied members. If you believe you have what it takes and are interested in joining our team of financial service professionals, please contact us.

Education Center

Press, blogs, and articles.

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