Affinity Plus Welcomes New Chief Information Officer Radha Chavali

  • Press Release
May 29, 2024
New CIO effective of May 2024, following the retirement of CIO Teri Laufers

Saint Paul, MN – (May 29, 2024) – Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has hired Radha Chavali as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective May 2024, following the retirement of CIO Teri Laufers. Radha brings over two decades of extensive technology experience in IT strategic planning, business process transformation, enterprise program management, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and security modernization, and IT operation optimization.

As a strategic executive, Radha excels in aligning technology roadmaps with organizational goals by cultivating robust business relationships and stakeholder alignment, ensuring a strong return on investment. Radha has demonstrated her expertise across various industries and multiple Fortune 500 companies in the Twin Cities. She has successfully managed large technology portfolios, enterprise projects, and globally distributed teams.

Radha holds a master’s degree in engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She is actively involved in collaborating with women in technology to facilitate their early and mid-career growth, and is deeply committed to promoting Diversity & Inclusion.

“We are excited to welcome Radha Chavali to Affinity Plus,” said David Larson, CEO of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. “Her wealth of experience and commitment to technological excellence and innovation will be instrumental as we continue to create better banking experiences for our members.”

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Established in 1930, Affinity Plus has 30 branches located throughout Minnesota and is owned by more than 250,000 members. Affinity Plus has more than $4 billion in assets. Additional information is available at or by calling (800) 322-7228.