iQ Credit Union Announces Appointment of New President and CEO

iQ Credit Union, yesterday, announced that Kelly Schrader has been selected as iQ Credit Union’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume the new role on June 1, 2016. Schrader was selected after an extensive national search by the Board of Directors. Due to iQ’s strong reputation in the financial marketplace, the position attracted candidates from both banks and credit unions globally. With 67,000 members and $860 million in assets, iQ is the second largest credit union in the Vancouver, Washington-area.

“iQ Credit Union works diligently to make members’ lives more manageable and give them the tools to improve their financial well-being,” Schrader said. “As iQ’s new CEO, I’m passionate about continuing that forward progress as well as ensuring the safety and security members have come to expect. It’s an incredibly unique opportunity to lead a credit union that has had solid growth and performance and is ready for its next chapter of the lasting legacy it is creating.”

Schrader succeeds Roger Michaelis, who will retire from iQ Credit Union in June. Michaelis delayed retirement for two years to complete the merger with Lacamas Community Credit Union.

“I can think of no one better to lead iQ Credit Union into the future,” said Michaelis, who after 31 years with the credit union is looking forward to full-time retirement.

Schrader comes to iQ Credit Union from OnPoint Community Credit Union, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations & Risk Officer. She has 26 years of credit union experience with a proven leadership background in all aspects ranging from consumer, business and residential lending to operations, member services and marketing.

“Kelly Schrader is the right person to continue the growth and progress that the credit union has experienced under Roger’s leadership. She will guide innovation to enhance service, safety and convenience,” said iQ Board Chairman, Dr. Jim Sork.

Schrader has a deep history of experience growing a credit union all while balancing a personal commitment of involvement within the community in which she lives and works. She is currently active on the board for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, OHSU/Doernbecher joint Finance and Audit Committee member, and volunteers to read with grade school children through the Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program.

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.

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