Jill Meznarich is Chief Audit Officer for SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Tustin, CA. Jill joined SchoolsFirst in 2006 when the Credit Union’s asset size was just $6.6 billion and has seen tremendous growth and change in her tenure as the Credit Union is now just over $27 billion. Prior to joining SchoolsFirst, Jill served as President of Planites Credit Union and subsequently President of Champaign County Schools Employee’s Credit Union, both in Illinois.
Jill’s responsibilities include developing, managing and implementing the Credit Union's overall audit program. Jill works closely with the Supervisory Committee to ensure adequate control of assets and oversight of adherence to policy and procedures. With 70 branches and back-office operations, Jill works in tandem with both the internal audit team as well as external auditors to facilitate the safe, efficient and effective functioning of operations. One of Jill’s primary roles is being the point-of-contact for the Regulators, specifically the NCUA Office of National Examinations and Supervision (ONES) and the CFPB, both assuming supervision of SchoolsFirst in 2014 when the Credit Union passed $10 billion in assets.
With over 25 years in the credit union movement, Jill brings much expertise to the various committees she serves on. Since 2019, Jill has served on the Audit Committee of the California Credit Union League and she just completed seven years of service on the Board of Directors for the Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors (ACUIA). Jill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and holds professional designations of Certified Credit Union Internal Auditor (CCUIA) and Certified Credit Union Supervisory Committee Member (CCUSC).