Vice President of Business Services
Tucson Federal Credit Union
Shaima is originally from Iran, but sees herself as a native Tucsonan as she came to the states very young. Shaima’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Science, Health, and Technology from the University of Arizona. In 2014, she graduated with her MBA with an emphasis on Global Management from the University of Phoenix. In 2015, she furthered her skill set by completing an extensive credit training program with Omega.
In her professional role, Shaima is the Vice President of Business Services at Tucson Federal Credit Union. She has eleven years of experience in banking, with over eight years specializing in Commercial Lending. Shaima’s skills are targeted toward representing TFCU in developing and maintaining lifelong relationships with the membership. She adds value to members and prospective clients by offering Small Business Administration (SBA) and conventional lending solutions catering to their business needs. Her areas of expertise include her knowledge of SBA 7a and 504 loan programs and guiding members through the lending process.
She has many professional accolades, including being recognized as BizTucson’s Next Generation Leaders for 2022, being honored as Tucson Hispanic Chamber’s 40 under 40 in 2018, and being a 2019 Pinnacle Award winner company-wide for her job performance.
Shaima is passionate about giving back and helping others in any capacity. Some of her work in the community includes serving as a board member for various non-profits. The boards she is involved with are Board of Directors for Sun Corridor, Secretary for the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, Board Member and Annual Campaign Chair for the Southern Arizona YMCA, Board Member for the Southern Arizona Land Trust, Member of the Tucson Airport Authority, and Past-President of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW). She has previously served on the Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona, El Rio Vecinos, El Rio Health Foundation, American Heart Association, and the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona. She has chaired various events and is a successful advocate and fundraiser for these organizations.
In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at various non-profits, including the Diaper Bank, Ben’s Bells, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, and the Community Food Bank.
Aside from her professional work and servicing others, Shaima enjoys staying active, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, including her six nieces and nephews.