On the Move: NW CU Leaders Hired, Promoted & Recognized

This new Anthem section will feature announcements of Northwest Credit Union leaders on the move, from hirings and promotions to professional development news and more.

Columbia Welcomes Filburn as VP of Retail Lending

Vancouver, WA-based Columbia Credit Union has welcomed Casey Filburn as Vice President of Retail Lending.

In this position, Filburn is responsible for developing and administering the credit union’s residential loan programs and meeting home loan production goals. He will lead sales and business development activities for loan production and manage the credit union’s call center lending staff, as well as branch home loan officers.

For 23 years, Filburn has worked in management roles at financial institutions. He has an extensive breadth of experience in all areas of lending and most recently worked with Advantis Credit Union as director of Mortgage Lending. 

“We are excited that Casey has joined us at Columbia Credit Union,” said Jeff Havener, Columbia SVP of Consumer Lending. “He has an expert knowledge of consumer and mortgage projects, as well as strong experience leading sales teams. His skills and knowledge are a great asset to us.”

Oregon State CU Promotes Shirley to AVP for Risk Management

Oregon State Credit Union (Corvallis, OR) has promoted Centralized Services Manager Tiffany Shirley to the position of Assistant Vice President for Risk Management, it was announced by President & CEO Richard Hein.

The 20 year member of the Oregon State Credit Union team has moved up through the ranks of the organization since she started in September of 1996. Shirley volunteers locally as the treasurer of the Corvallis Sister City Association.

Hein said of the promotion, “Our Risk Management area is one of the top programs nationally. This areaplays a critical role in our rigorous regulatory environment. The ability to bring someone with Tiffany’s understanding of our operation and culture is significant to our continued success in providing unsurpassed service to the members now and in the future.  I am thrilled that Tiffany was ready to step forward and accept this challenging opportunity.

Porras of Maps Among 17 to Earn International CUDE Designationmaps_SQ

Oscar Porras of Salem, OR’s Maps Credit Union was among 17 to be recognized for earning the International Credit Union Development Education designation at the recent World Credit Union Conference in Belfast, Ireland.

“I am so proud of all these individuals and their hard work to understand the importance of credit union development on an international level,” said Lois Kitsch, National Program Director at the National Credit Union Foundation. “I am excited to see how they take what they have learned back to their credit unions and communities to make a difference.”

The Development Education Program is designed to encourage an international exchange of ideas and opportunities around credit union philosophy. In an effort to encourage trained development educators to learn from their international peers and to learn from international travel opportunities, the seven international CUDE programs offer their development educators the opportunity to achieve an I-CUDE designation.

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


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