Canvas Credit Union’s Tansley Stearns Named a 2021 Credit Union Rock Star


Stearns, recognized for industry leadership, represents Colorado with the Credit Union National Association award.

Tansley Stearns, chief people & strategy officer at Canvas Credit Union, was recognized as a 2021 Credit Union Rock Star by Credit Union Magazine and the Credit Union National Association. Stearns brings Colorado’s voice to the national award, honored among 31 fellow credit union professionals and volunteers from other states across the industry.

Stearns is awarded for taking innovation to new heights at Canvas as she transforms financial services while making big strides for the credit union industry by leading with her heart, ambition, and an extreme passion for cooperative finance. Her ability to conjoin innovation with research and empathy helps her stay ahead of financial industry trends and her vision has no bounds.

“Tansley is a force to be reckoned with!” shared Todd Marksberry, CEO & president at Canvas Credit Union. “For Tansley whether she is running mile 22 of 26 in a marathon, or advocating for the CU movement, she never gives up. As one of the best and brightest in our industry, Tansley loves to ‘dream big.’ And when she does, she turns those dreams into reality, transforming financial services in the process like a true Credit Union Rock Star!”

The Credit Union Rock Stars program recognizes outstanding credit union professionals and volunteers from a wide range of disciplines who use their unique strengths to advance the missions of their credit unions. This year’s winners were selected for their exceptional creativity, innovation, and passion.

Check out Tansley’s 2021 Credit Union Rockstar profile and video for more.

About Canvas Credit Union (
Canvas Credit Union is a safe and insured financial institution with over $3.47 billion in assets and over 263,700 members. Canvas provides a full array of financial products and services, including savings, checking, loans, mortgages, and online and mobile options. Serving Colorado communities for more than 82 years, Canvas currently has 29 branches.

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