Susanna DeFranco

Susanna DeFranco

Supervisory Committee
Member since 2011
Term through 2016 
Located in Arizona







Susanna DeFranco graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Accountancy in 2008. She began her accounting career in Phoenix as an external auditor for a national public accounting firm, where she gained experience across a number of industries: publicly traded companies, not-for-profits, construction companies, benefit plans, government agencies, and small locally owned companies. Susanna was also part of a team contracted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency to perform a Material Loss Review of a local bank that failed and had its assets seized by the FDIC.

In 2011, Susanna left public accounting to work in the Finance Department at General Dynamics C4 Systems. She spent her first two years in the Internal Audit Department performing everything from internal controls reviews to complex accounting reviews of a subsidiary. Recently, she hung up her auditing hat and took a position as a Financial Planning Analyst.

Susanna joined the TruWest Credit Union Advisory Committee in April 2012 and became part of the Supervisory Committee in 2015. Susanna has found it incredibly satisfying to be a part of an organization that gives so much back to its members. “I hope that I am equally helping to add to the TruDifference,” she says. When Susanna is not busy studying for the CPA exam or working, she loves to spend time with her husband, playing racquetball, lounging at the pool, or playing with their dog and cat. She also loves to experiment in the kitchen and is always looking for the best new “DIY” gourmet recipes.