On the Move: Unitus and OnPoint Welcome New Senior Leadership

After a national search, Unitus Community Credit Union‘s Board of Directors has welcomed Steven Stapp as the organization’s new President & CEO.

“Steven is a seasoned CEO with a strong track record of growing credit unions through progressive strategies that enhance service and value to the Membership. His demonstrated commitment to the credit union movement and community service align very well with Unitus’ vision, culture and values” stated Susan Iggulden, Unitus’ Board Chair.  

“I am really looking forward to this opportunity to work with a collaborative Board, strong management team, and expanding membership.  It’s an honor to follow the footsteps of a legendary CEO and continue to build upon the culture of community and service that Unitus has firmly established in the Pacific Northwest” said Stapp.

Mr. Stapp recently served as President & CEO of San Francisco Federal Credit Union since August 2008.  During his tenure San Francisco Federal Credit Union grew from $650 million in assets to just over $1 billion through a focused and sustained strategic planning process that provided strong loan growth, comprehensive deposit products, and expansion of online channels, branch locations, and community charter. A significant achievement was membership growth which increased over 12% during 2015. 

The credit union was also the California Dora Maxwell award winner for its social commitment to San Francisco and regularly contributes to community organizations such as San Francisco Food Bank, AIDS Walk SF, Larkin Street, Women’s Community Clinic, SF Fire Toy Drive, and the YMCA.  “Steven is a strong leader who has demonstrated his commitment to people helping people through his support of members, employees, and the communities he serves. We have served on industry boards together and I am excited that the Board has chosen Steven as our Credit Union’s next President & CEO” commented Patricia Smith, Unitus’ retiring President & CEO.

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OnPoint Community Credit Union Welcomes Stephen Owen as Chief Operations Officer

OnPoint Community Credit Union (Portland, OR) has announced that Stephen Owen has been named Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer. Owen joins the executive team of Oregon’s largest credit union with more than 303,000 members and $4.2 billion in assets.

Owen most recently served as Chief Retail and Marketing Officer at First Tech Federal Credit Union and has previously held senior leadership positions at Travelex Currency Services, Bank of America, and Honeywell. Owen will utilize his more than 13 years of experience in financial services and process improvement as a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt to drive OnPoint’s continued investment in operations, marketing, and member services. Owen received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University.

Said Owen, “I am happy to join such a renowned financial institution. OnPoint is highly regarded as a service-oriented financial institution that values members, employees, and the community. I am eager to invest my expertise in continuing OnPoint’s growth emphasizing service, sales, productivity, and operations.”

“OnPoint members can feel incredibly proud about welcoming Steve to our Executive Team. His enthusiasm and experience make him a valuable executive and the ideal person to lead all aspects of operations, and business relationship development,” said President/CEO Rob Stuart. “His addition also allows us to realign responsibilities within our management structure, so that every executive can excel in their focus to deliver the best financial services to our members. Together we are poised for great things.”

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

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