Chief Executive Officer
Mike comes to CDCU after nearly ten years working at Salt Lake City Corporation where he served as the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, the Deputy Director of the Department of Community and Neighborhoods, and the Economic Development Manager. In these roles, he was responsible for the management of the City’s allocation of federal grants, overseeing the City’s housing programs, capital asset management and capital improvements programs; real estate services; and the Sorenson Unity Center with the mission to revitalize, strengthen and support Salt Lake City communities. Mr. Akerlow holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah, where he graduated a member of Phi Kappa Phi and received his Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
Chief Financial Officer
Earl is a licensed CPA and began his career in public accounting in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent six years with PriceWaterhouse serving clients in oil and gas, high tech, manufacturing and real estate development industries. Earl has spent the majority of his 28 year career working for large, multi-national corporations holding positions of director of accounting, financial controller, and group controller.
Earl is a graduate of Utah State University from which he holds Bachelor and Master of Accounting degrees.
Director of Home Buyer Services
Stephanie has been with CDCU for nearly ten years, guiding the homeownership advising team as they served hundreds of families at risk of foreclosure during the recession. An expert in loss mitigation, home buyer education and sustainable homeownership, Stephanie is passionate about her work providing education that empowers homebuyers and homeowners to make better decisions to improve their financial future. Stephanie graduated from Utah State University with a BS degree in Family Finance. Stephanie and her husband have two amazing kids that fill their life with all things sticky, animated, and joyful.
GSBS Richman Consulting
Personal Money Management Center, University of Utah
Dennis M. Astill, PC
National Development Council