BECU Welcomes Jackie Martinez-Vasquez as VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


BECU recently welcomed Jackie Martinez-Vasquez as its first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In her new role, Martinez-Vasquez is responsible for leading BECU-wide equity strategy, tools, and processes, including its focus on “Belonging, Inclusion, and Leveraging Differences” (BILD).

Prior to joining BECU, Martinez-Vasquez served as the Chief Civil Rights, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Sound Transit, where she was responsible for the organization’s equity and inclusion strategy, internal culture strategy, and civil rights programs. Before that, she spent eight years in community engagement, equity, and social responsibility senior leadership roles at the YMCA of Greater Seattle.

She has expertise in a variety of areas including social and racial justice, immigrant advocacy, civil rights, transit equity, educational access and women’s rights. Jackie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Women Studies/Ethnic Studies from Washington State University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University, and a doctorate candidacy in Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Washington.

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