Empovia rainbow gradient logo made up of three overlapping circles in increasing sizes with the Empovia wordmark next to it in a bold black font in all caps
Headshot of Tonita Webb, a Black woman with brown hair who is smiling at the camera and wearing a gray knit top.
Guest Speaker

Tonita Webb

CEO at Verity Credit Union

Tonita Webb was named the CEO of Verity Credit Union in early 2021, the first woman and the first Black American to be named CEO in the organization’s history. She continues to move Verity forward in socially responsible banking to create vibrant communities. Tonita brings a strong vision for harnessing financial tools, data, and technology, with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, to enhance the lives of underserved members of the community.

Tonita came to Verity from Seattle Credit Union, where she spent fifteen years both as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, and formerly, the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

As an Air Force veteran, an MBA, and mother of four, Tonita leads by example and gives herself freely to her community work. She currently serves on boards for non-profits like Southeast Effective Development (SEED) and 21 Progress, as well as social enterprises like Pioneer Human Services. She is a champion of diversity and inclusion and is a frequent public speaker on the subject.

As important as her credentials are, Tonita learned empathy and compassion while being raised by her single mother in low-income housing projects in Virginia. Her mother’s work ethic has inspired her to lead, whether serving her country, her employers, or her members.