Anatoli Murhas, Senior VP, Self Reliance Credit Union

PODCAST: Drawing on his Ukrainian heritage

Anatoli Murha spreads knowledge and support to Ukraine.

September 28, 2023

Anatoli Murha’s Ukrainian heritage plays a key role in his life.

From speaking Ukrainian while growing up to the various jobs he’s held to his involvement in the Ukrainian community and as a member of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America, all of it has shaped him into the leader he is today.

“At this point, I’m confident that somewhere in this crazy world of ours, this was all meant to be,” says Murha, senior vice president at $500 million Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union in Feasterville, Pa. “I didn’t know that 10 years ago. I didn’t know that 20 years ago, but here it is. I embrace it. I’ve been given a position of responsibility, and I need to be the best steward of that that I can be.”

Murha is a member of the 11th class of Credit Union Rock Stars, a group of 25 innovative, creative credit union professionals who excel and make the movement a better place. Read Murha’s profile and about the other 2023 Credit Union Rock Stars at

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Murha spoke about his Ukrainian heritage, the credit union’s response to the war with Russia, advocating during war, the power of relationships, and more.

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In this episode:

1:13: Ukrainian heritage influences growing up

6:02: Impacts of war on colleagues, members, and himself

14:50: Partnering with World Council to learn more about Ukrainian credit unions

21:08: The power of relationships

24:10: The value of lunch

26:33: Honored for culture and the bandura