Mary Greco Takes the Reins at Clackamas FCU

There’s something to be said about being promoted from within. You know the organization, and you can hit the ground running. That’s borne out in Mary Greco’s recent move up at Clackamas Federal Credit Union in Milwaukie, Oregon, from executive vice president to CEO. Greco held the reins on an interim basis after previous CEO Diann Owen left in May, and was recently unanimously elected to the CEO role by the board.

“Our goal is to be very member focused,” Greco said. “I think sometimes we need to go back and really focus on members, and build relationships with new members.”

That focus on relationships with members was behind a consumer loan promotion that resulted in a $1.3 million dollar success story on a single Friday in June. New and existing members were invited to get one percent off the lowest rate for which they’d qualify, for vehicle or secured consumer loans $10,000 and above. A typical Friday in June would bring $90,000 in originated secured consumer loan balances.

“It took everybody in this organization,” noted Greco, adding that all hands were on deck at the call centers and in the branch lobbies, meeting the needs of members. “It was amazing. We have remarkable employees here.”

Greco’s respect for the staff of 77 is evident and can perhaps be explained by the fact she’s filled many roles in her credit union career, spanning three decades.

“What job haven’t I done,” she muses, recalling she started at Coconino Federal Credit Union in Flagstaff, Arizona and spent 15 years in Las Vegas, first with Network Federal Credit Union and then with Silver State Schools Credit Union. She joined Clackamas FCU in 2001. Her background includes accounting, training, human resources and branch management.

As Greco officially became CEO at Clackamas FCU, the credit union also announced four new board officers. Keith Galitz, a board member since 2010, is the new chairman. Gordon Huiras, on the board since 2004, adds duties as vice chairman. David Wimmer, who has been on the board since 2006, becomes secretary and Geoff Horton, a newly elected board member, is serving as board treasurer.

Founded in 1957, the $250 million credit union now has nearly 29,000 members who live, work, worship or attend school in Clackamas County.

 

Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

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