About Us

Pioneer Valley Credit Union was chartered on April 27, 1923, and is the Oldest Operating Postal Credit Union in the United States. The Credit Union was originally chartered under the name Springfield Mass Post Office Employees Credit Union. The intent of our founders who were ten very noble postal workers was to “promote thrift among its members and to make loans to its members for provident purposes.”

The Credit Union's first location was on Dwight Street in Springfield which then moved to Main Street. In October 1985 we opened our main office on Fiberloid Street at the new Bulk Mail Center and 1991 moved in to our existing location on Brookdale Drive.

Whether you stay in the Valley or relocate, Pioneer Valley CU is here for you. “Once a member, always a member.”

The Credit Union continues to be consistent with current trends and technology in order to create new and innovative products, services, and concepts specifically designed to assist your financial needs in a fast-paced society. We strive to add value to our member’s lives by providing them with fast, easy and convenient service. The Credit Union Philosophy of “People Helping People” is and will always be our main priority.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide products and services to our members with the goal of empowering them to understand the importance of financial stability and security, while offering tools to make sound financial decisions.

Vision Statement

Continue to be the pioneer of cutting edge financial products while maintaining exclusive membership benefits.

Board of Directors

  • Kathy Fratamico, Chair
  • Ignatius Collura, Vice Chair
  • Fred Lowney, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Anabela Grenier, Treasurer
  • Orlando Braz, Assistant Treasurer
  • Beth Gingras, Clerk of the Board
  • Patti Rogers-Doten, Assistant Clerk of the Board
  • Tom Brown, Director
  • Richard Duval, Director
  • Ted Klekotka, Director
  • Patricia Turschman, Director

Supervisory Committee

  • William Helin, Chair
  • Mark Kielbasa
  • Ed St. Onge