About Us


Mission Statement

The mission of the Academic Federal Credit Union is to provide excellence in a full range of financial services to our members. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our chief concern is the financial well-being of our members. We desire to be their primary financial institution by offering comprehensive services delivered with a personal, caring touch and using modern technology to promote full access to all services.

Academic FCU History

The Pace University Federal Credit Union was chartered by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) on June 15, 1979. It was the culmination of more than a year of planning by a small, dedicated group of employees (faculty and staff) of Pace University under the leadership of Dr. James Holmes, a History professor at the university. Dr. Holmes vision was an organization that could provide a variety of loan and savings products to the faculty and staff of Pace University.

List of Employee Names and Titles

Jonathan S. Kaufman - Chief Executive Officer

LaTisha Alston - Operations Manager

India Burgess - Marketing Associate

Brandon Canzoneri - Financial Services Representative

Jessica Nieves - Member Services Representative

Board Member List

Raymond Lopez - Chairman

Julie Auster - Vice Chairwoman

Ronald Nahum - Treasurer

Walter Matystik - Secretary

Fred Grossman - Supervisory Committee Chairman

Barbara Farrell - Director

Matt Renna - Director