Welcome, from Your Association’s PR, Marketing, and Communications Team

Happy New Year! Wait, where did 2016 go?

It was a year of great growth for Northwest credit unions. We’re even more excited about 2017, as we work together toward 75% market share. More on that in a minute.

First, we’d like to share NWCUA resources available to you. As employees of an ICUL member credit union, all you need to do to access these is establish your logon to nwcua.org.

  • The Marketing Resource Center, an online toolkit including videos, customizable advertising templates, social media cut and paste messages, topic-specific news releases, articles, and more. Also find quarterly “Benefits of Membership” reports that document the hundreds of thousands of dollars Idaho CU members are receiving in benefit value. This was created based on feedback from members, so share your ideas with us.
  • A networking council, just for you. The Marketing, Business Development, and Community Outreach council meets twice a year. Video conferencing connects Pocatello, Lewiston, Boise, Portland, Seattle, Eugene, and Spokane. Wait, there’s more—the council has its own listserv where you can share questions with your colleagues.
  • Your very own awards program. Enter your best 2016 work in the Spectrum Marketing Awards. The call-to-entry is open until February 19. We have more info online about the categories, and Director of Marketing Rodger O’Connor is happy to answer any questions.
  • An annual conference, focused on you. The 2017 Marketers’ Conference is an in-person event featuring top speakers and interactive roundtables sharing best practices. That’s where we present the Spectrum Marketing Awards as well. Save the dates of May 4-5, and we’ll have more info soon. Keep in mind, your ICUL Talent Development Funds can help you get a scholarship from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation.
  • Positive media coverage advocacy. Our goal is for credit unions to be go-to resources for reporters covering consumer and financial news. Last year, we helped credit union experts be interviewed on 394 local radio, online, and TV news outlets, with 3 million consumers in their audiences. Does your CU have experts willing to be interviewed in the areas of lending, saving, budgeting, and more? Please fill out this form to share your experts’ contact info.
  • The Anthem newsletter reports on industry trends and credit union’s accomplishments. You’ll find a subscription button, and a share your news button on the homepage. We’d love to hear from you, and share your news with Northwest credit unions. Reach out to Communications Manager Eric Horvath with story ideas.
  • Public Relations. VP of Communications and Public Relations Lynn Heider is just a call or email away if you want to brainstorm a crisis response. For long term issues, we offer customized PR outreach, media, and message training at discounted rates.

About that 75% market share – we believe it’s possible by 2025.

To that end, we are engaged in research to find the resonate messages that will drive membership growth. In addition, we’re working to convene outside, like minded groups with member credit unions, to galvanize and collaborate around issues your members care about.  That’s our work, together, and we are so glad to have Idaho credit unions as part of the Northwest movement.

If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to anyone on the NWCUA Communications team.

Joe Adamack

VP, Legislative Affairs for Washington

Phone: 206.340.4812

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x102

jadamack@nwcua.org

Joe Adamack is the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Northwest Credit Union Association in Washington. In this role, he represents the interests of the state’s 85 credit unions and their members before the Legislature, statewide elected officials, and agencies to ensure state laws and rules support and foster a positive regulatory environment that […]

Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Chair

President & CEO, Horizon CU

Sharee Adkins

Sharee Adkins

Executive Director, NWCUF

Phone: 206.340.4823

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x114

sadkins@nwcua.org

Sharee Adkins is the Executive Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. In this role, she amplifies the impact credit unions have in our community by forging and leveraging partnerships to achieve ambitious goals in the Foundation’s priority areas of asset-building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development. Adkins holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boise […]

Kevin Bailey

CEO | ID Nonprofit Center

Kevin joined the Idaho Nonprofit Center as CEO in July of this year. He previously served as the CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. Kevin brings past experience in both the education and social impact sector both internationally and domestically having worked in both Uganda and Chile. In his nonprofit career, he has […]

Trisha Baker

Trisha Baker

Secretary/Treasurer

President & CEO, Lewis Clark CU

Marcus Bales

Marcus Bales

Director, Solution Engineering | MAP

Marcus Bales is a recent addition to the MAP team but brings with him a decade of professional speaking experience as the new Director of Solution Engineering. In this role he acts as the subject matter expert on sales calls assisting with demonstrations of API and other technical discussions. If you have attended any industry […]

Paul Baudin

Paul Baudin

CEO | Express CU

Following a lengthy career in International Banking Paul joined Express CU’s board of directors in 2011. He served for several years on the board and Supervisory Committee, then assumed the CEO role at Express CU in 2017. He is passionately committed to expanding the credit union’s community development successes. ADDITIONAL MAXX ANNUAL CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Mickey Beard

Mickey Beard

VP, Consumer Lending | Rivermark Community CU

Mickey Beard serves as the Vice President of Consumer Lending at Rivermark Community Credit Union in Beaverton, Oregon.  In this role, she is responsible for the strategic and operational development of Consumer Lending, Financial Solutions, and Insurance teams. She has spent her professional career working at various credit unions in Oregon and Louisiana, mainly in […]

Samantha Beeler

Samantha Beeler

VP, Advocacy

Phone: 503.350.2218

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x218

sbeeler@nwcua.org

Samantha Beeler is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s VP, Advocacy, a role that allows her to work closely with elected officials in the Northwest, as well as credit unions to tell our story. Beeler focuses primarily on our Federal legislative and political priorities. She also brings extensive grassroots advocacy experience to the Association after handling […]

Erin Bennett

Erin Bennett

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 503.350.2211

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x210

ebennett@nwcua.org

Erin Bennett is a Strategic Partnerships Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Strategic Link. In this role, Erin links arms with credit unions and Strategic Link’s best partners to ensure a win-win-win for all. Her top priority is providing the best service to drive credit union member satisfaction. She is in her element when she is connecting with […]

Brooks Berardi

Brooks Berardi

Exec Benefits Specialist | CMG

Brooks is an executive benefits specialist for Cuna Mutual Group, a company that specializes in the design, implementation, financing and ongoing administrative support of supplemental executive benefits programs specifically tailored to credit unions. He is located in the west region of the country and brings more than 14 years of experience in the financial services […]

Jordan Beyer

Jordan Beyer

Manager, Grassroots Advocacy

Phone: 208.350.6509

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x309

jbeyer@nwcua.org

Jordan Beyer is Grassroots Advocacy Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he has the pleasure of working closely with credit union leaders and their staff in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to help them better understand their role as credit union advocates. Beyer enjoys being a storyteller, conveying to elected officials on […]

Casey Boggs

President | ReputationUs

Casey Boggs is a global communications leader specializing in reputation management, internal communications, crisis mitigation, cyber-incident response, public relations, and lawsuit communication support. He’s the President of ReputationUs, a corporate reputation management and crisis response firm. Boggs has been an integral part of the credit union industry for more than 15 years and is a frequent speaker at events and programs hosted by CUNA, the Northwest […]

Milind Borkar

Milind Borkar

Founder & CEO | Illuma Labs

Dr. Milind Borkar is the Founder and CEO of Illuma Labs, a CUSO specializing in real-time voice authentication and fraud prevention solutions for credit unions. The flagship product Illuma ShieldTM replaces traditional knowledge-based authentication practices with an effortless and secure voice biometric solution. The net result is an elevated member experience, enhanced security, and improved operational efficiency Illuma ShieldTM has been showcased at multiple premier fintech […]

Tony Boutelle

Tony Boutelle

President & CEO

CU Direct

Tony Boutelle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CU Direct. Tony has over 30 years of credit union industry experience, beginning his career at the Colorado Credit Union League in 1985.  He continued his career at the California Credit Union League in beginning of 1987 and moved to CUNA Mutual Group in 1991 […]

Christopher Bradberry

Christopher Bradberry

Director

President & CEO, Fibre Federal CU

Samantha Breslin

Sr. Project Coordinator | City Health Dashboard

Samantha Breslin is the Senior Project Coordinator of the City Health Dashboard. She joined the Dashboard team during the summer of 2018 after graduating with her MPA from the NYU Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, where she had a concentration in public policy and nonprofit management. Prior to that she got her professional start […]

Angie Brotherton

AVP, Community Relations, Sponsorships, & Ed | Gesa CU

Angie Brotherton currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, Sponsorships, and Education for Gesa Credit Union, Washington’s second largest credit union. In this role she oversees charitable giving, volunteering, affinity card programs, community outreach, partnerships, and sponsorships along with Gesa’s national award-winning education programs. A Tri-Cities native, Angie has over 18 years […]

Sarah Buck

Sarah Buck

Director, Experiences | Forrit CU

Sarah Buck currently serves as the Director of Experiences at Forrit Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She is responsible for the experiences of all who come into contact with Forrit and is passionate about her work. She oversees the credit union onboarding program, all training and development programs, the Community Impact Committee, is the Forrit […]

Scott Butterfield

Scott Butterfield

Principal | Your Credit Union Partner

Scott Butterfield, of Your Credit Union Partner, is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 170 credit unions located throughout the United States. A respected veteran of the CU Movement, he understands the challenges and opportunities facing credit unions today. Butterfield believes that credit unions matter, and that consumers and small businesses need […]

Nora Carpenter

Nora Carpenter

President & CEO | United Way of Treasure Valley

Nora Carpenter is the President and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley, a well-known leader in Idaho’s nonprofit community. She was named the Idaho Business Review’s Idaho Woman of the Year in 2016 and CEO of Influence in 2019. An Idaho native originally from Caldwell and a proud Idaho Vandal, Carpenter joined United Way […]

Christine Cashen

Emcee, Speaker, & Author

For more than 20 years, Christine Cashen has dazzled an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. She is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress, and energizing employees. Before hitting the speaking scene, Cashen was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer, and broadcaster. She holds […]

Todd Clark

President & CEO

CO-OP

Throughout his career, Todd Clark has specialized in identifying technology gaps in the market and determining how emerging technology will fill those gaps, all with an aim of uncovering efficiencies for financial institutions.  Clark began his tenure as President/CEO at CO-OP Financial Services in 2016. His vision and leadership has transformed the company into the credit union […]

Don Clark

Don Clark

Executive Committee Member

President & CEO, Sound CU

Victor Corro

Victor Corro

CEO | Coopera Consulting

Víctor Miguel Corro is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience working in international and cross-cultural environments in the private and non-profit sectors. For nearly 4 years he has been at the helm of Coopera Consulting, a market analytics and cultural change consulting firm that engages organizations and prepares them to reach out […]

David Curtis

David Curtis

Director, Compliance Services

Phone: 206.340.4785

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x151

dcurtis@nwcua.org

David Curtis is the director of compliance services at the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role he is responsible for responding to credit union compliance inquiries, informing and instructing credit unions on new compliance responsibilities through updates and council meetings. He is a liaison, facilitator, and presenter at both the compliance and collectors’ networking […]

Mike De Vere

Mike De Vere

CEO | Zest AI

Mike has 20 years of experience transforming organizations large and small, public and private, and loves nothing better than figuring out how to use technology to solve strategic business issues. Prior to Zest, Mike was managing director of Nielsen’s global insights business, converting it to a SaaS-based model. Before that, he was president and CEO […]

Erica Dhawan

Leadership Speaker & Author

Erica Dhawan is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st-century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as the “Oprah of Management Thinkers,” she is the author of two books: “Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence” and “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the […]

Keara Donick

Senior Manager, Marketing

Phone: 208.297.5942

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x304

kdonick@nwcua.org

Keara Donick is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Senior Manager of Marketing. In this role, she crafts and executes against strategic marketing plans, creating effective print and digital marketing collateral that promotes the Association’s members and the Credit Union Movement. Donick holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations from The Pennsylvania State University and […]

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Economic Speaker

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant, and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first-class honors from McGill University in Montreal and a master’s and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. He is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based […]

Larry Ellifritz

Larry Ellifritz

Vice Chair

President & CEO, Consolidated Community CU

Veronica Ervin

Veronica Ervin

Director

SVP & Chief Risk Officer, OnPoint Community CU

Scott Fieber

Scott Fieber

Chief Strategy Officer | Cook Solutions Group

Scott Fieber is the Chief Strategy Officer of Cook Solutions Group in Portland, Oregon, and has helped financial institutions with their strategic direction for more than 10 years. Prior to getting into the financial industry, Fieber worked as the Systems Administrator for a criminal defense agency in Utah. His experience in technology and banking lends […]

Tricia Finklein

Tricia Finklein

VP, Partner Experience | Cook Solutions Group

Tricia Finklein is currently the Vice President of Partner Experience at Cook Solutions Group. She specializes in creating meaningful and collaborative relationships by connecting customers with solutions. With two decades of account management experience, Finklein uses her knowledge to identify customer needs and align them with professional strategies and products to solve for security, ATM/ITM, […]

Ryan Fitzgerald

Ryan Fitzgerald

VP, Legislative Affairs for Idaho

Phone: 208.350.6116

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x306

rfitzgerald@nwcua.org

Ryan Fitzgerald is the Northwest Credit Union Association Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the State of Idaho. Fitzgerald works on behalf of Idaho credit unions and their members to advocate for sound policy and legislation that is beneficial and supportive of the credit union movement. He’s a passionate advocate for credit union interests and, […]

Tim Foley

Chief Growth Officer

Think | Stack

Tim Foley has always been a passionate rebel and found his tribe at Think|Stack in 2018. Throughout his life and career Tim has encountered the power of digital transformation at every turn. Despite being surrounded by technology revolutions Tim is driven by an unrelenting desire to make authentic connections that focus on human centered design. […]

Cherie Freed

Cherie Freed

Regional Director | NCUA Western Region

Cherie Freed is the Regional Director of the NCUA’s Western Region, located in Tempe, Arizona. As Regional Director, she oversees the examination and supervision of federally insured credit unions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, […]

Ashish Garg

Co-Founder & CEO | Eltropy

Ashish Garg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eltropy. After earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an engineering degree from BITS Pilani, Garg spent his early career in high-tech. As a Product Manager, Ashish saw firsthand the changes that the latest technologies, such as messaging, were bringing to […]

Mark Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Member Engagement

Phone: 503.350.2241

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x241

mgonzalez@nwcua.org

Mark Gonzalez serves as the Senior Manager of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he strengthens cooperation and collaboration amongst credit unions within the Northwest by strategically managing programs, initiatives, and events that create new and innovative programs for the region’s Micro-Communities and Councils, increasing credit union awareness and NWCUA […]

Travis Goodman

Travis Goodman

Principal | ALM First

Travis Goodman is a Principal at ALM First, having joined the firm in 2003. Goodman oversees the Advisory Services group, which is responsible for implementing actionable and effective ALM and investment strategies for client financial institutions. In addition to overseeing Advisory Services, he assists large, complex financial institutions in achieving optimal performance within policy and […]

Risha Grant

DEI Speaker

Motivated by her passion to fight social issues such as racism, sexism, and classism, Risha Grant’s personal mission is to expose the value of diversity and inclusion and emphasize its impact on the economy. From her race, gender, and lifestyle choices to her experience growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life centers on diversity.  Founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, Grant is an educational motivational speaker, […]

Amanda Guyton

Amanda Guyton

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Phone: 206.340.4813

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x119

aguyton@nwcua.org

Amanda Guyton is the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at the Northwest Credit Union Association. She provides direct support to the President & CEO and executive support to the Northwest Credit Union Association Board of Directors. Guyton has a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in business from the University of Washington […]

Jason Haley

Chief Investment Officer

ALM First

Jason Haley is ALM First’s Chief Investment Officer, joining the firm in 2008. He heads ALM First’s Investment Management Group (IMG) and is portfolio manager for the Trust for Credit Unions mutual funds. Jason and his team are responsible for leading the investment process and investment theme development for the firm. Jason also oversees all […]

Will Hall

Will Hall

Director, Legal Advocacy

Phone: 208.297.5877

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x302

whall@nwcua.org

Will Hall serves as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the Northwest Credit Union Association, providing compliance expertise to the Association’s member credit unions, helping them navigate the many compliance challenges they face. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina, Hall moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked for several years before attending […]

Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton

President | CU Direct Connect

Brian Hamilton is a 28-year financial services veteran working with credit unions, banks, finance companies, and fintech providers. He has managed all facets of consumer lending operations, and has led key initiatives in the development of groundbreaking online applications, custom scorecards, and loan origination systems. Brian joined CU Direct in 2017 as the Vice President […]

Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

VP, Communications & Public Affairs

Phone: 503.350.2225

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x225

lheider@nwcua.org

Lynn Heider, Northwest Credit Union Association’s Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, leads the Association’s internal and external public relations, public awareness, media outreach, media training, and crisis management efforts. Heider has a wide range of educational experience, starting with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She’s also achieved FEMA Incident Command […]

Jason Hewlett

Leadership Speaker

Having delivered thousands of presentations over two decades, Jason Hewlett is the only speaker in the world teaching leadership through a performance of uncanny musical and comedy impressions, utilizing the legends of stage.   “The Promise” is a keynote speech that feels like a show, with proven processes and actionable takeaways to transform businesses and evolve today’s leaders. Hewlett’s speech inspires leadership from the perspective of a promise, giving […]

Aben Hill

Chief Lending Officer

Rivermark Community CU

Aben Hill currently serves as Chief Lending Officer for Community Credit Union in Beaverton, Oregon. In this role, he is responsible for all lending and operations activities for mortgage, consumer, and commercial real estate, including insurance and collections.     He previously held the position of Senior Vice President for California Bank & Trust, where he oversaw the business […]

Kelley Hodney

Kelley Hodney

Attorney | Farleigh Wada Witt

Kelley has seen the financial services industry from all angles: she worked on the regulatory side at the Oregon Department of Justice in the Consumer Protection & Financial Fraud Division, the internal and operational side with a bank (before becoming an attorney), and now the advisor side as a regulatory compliance and transactional attorney. This […]

Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood

Board Member | NCUA

President Donald J. Trump nominated Rodney E. Hood for the NCUA Board on January 19, 2019. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on March 14, 2019, and he was sworn in as the eleventh NCUA Chairman on April 8, 2019. Mr. Hood served as the NCUA’s Chairman until January 25, 2021.  As a Board Member, Mr. […]

Jennifer Huggard

Jennifer Huggard

SVP, Admin & Governance Affairs

Phone: 206.340.4842

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x154

jhuggard@nwcua.org

Jennifer Huggard is the senior vice president of administration & governance affairs at the Northwest Credit Union Association. Her main responsibilities include human resources, payroll, and accounting. Huggard earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Washington. After working as an online banking customer contact for KeyBank, she joined the Washington Credit […]

Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

Director, WA CU's | DFI

Amy B. Hunter has been the Director of Credit Unions for the Department of Financial Institutions, Washington, since November 2018. She leads a top-notch division of professionals who regulate and oversee 50 state-chartered credit unions, ranging in asset size from $15 m. to $28 b. Prior to joining the division, she had a 20+ year […]

Leila Javanshir Headshot

Leila Javanshir

Attorney, Miller Nash LLP

Leila Javanshir is a business attorney with Miller Nash who focuses on matters involving privacy, data security, vendor contracting, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance for clients who operate in a variety industries, including financial institutions. A significant part of her practice includes counseling companies on comprehensive strategies for complying with privacy and data security regulatory […]

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Chief HR Officer | Paylocity

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Paylocity, Cheryl oversees strategy for HR, culture, and employment brand. She joined Paylocity in 2018 and brings with her more than 20 years of progressive HR experience with an extensive focus on developing strategies for high-growth companies to shape and scale their culture.    Cheryl has devoted her career to […]

Brian Kaas

Brian Kaas

VP, Corporate Dev | CMG

Brian Kaas is the Vice President of Corporate Development at CUNA Mutual Group. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing a broad range of strategic transactions for the organization. Additionally, Kaas serves as the President and Managing Director of CMFG Ventures, LLC and oversees all aspects of its venture capital program. Kaas joined CUNA […]

Tim Keith

Tim Keith

Chief Strategist | SRM

Tim Keith is the Chief Strategist of Account Boost at SRM (Strategic Resource Management), an independent advisory firm serving financial institutions. Specializing in leveraging digital marketing plans to drive loan and deposit growth, Keith has decades of experience assisting hundreds of banks and credit unions to understand their customers at a higher level. He leads […]

Susan Kismarton

Susan Kismarton

Coordinator, Accounting & Admin

Phone: 206.340.4835

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x115

skismarton@nwcua.org

Susan Kismarton serves as the Accounting & Administration Coordinator for the Northwest Credit Union Association.  She is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting system, tax filings, payroll assistance, and management of the office environment. Kismarton has a bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics from Colorado State University. She has worked in the field of […]

Jennifer Kutcher

Jennifer Kutcher

Director

President & CEO, WECU

Bob Larson

Bob Larson

Financial Consultant | CMG

Bob Larson is a financial consultant at CUNA Mutual Group. He is responsible for providing financial and consulting support to the account teams for large and mid-size credit unions. He is accountable for demonstrating the financial impact of CUNA Mutual Group products on credit union financial goals. Larson provides high-quality financial analysis tools to communicate […]

Pamela Leavitt

Policy Advisor, Advocacy & Grassroots for Oregon

Phone: 503.887.2336

Toll-free: 800.995.9064

pleavitt@nwcua.org

Pamela Leavitt is the Oregon State advocacy and grassroots policy advisor for the Northwest Credit Union Association. Leavitt contributes to the coordination of the Association’s governmental affairs activities in the Oregon Legislature, with emphasis on establishing effective credit union participation in the legislative and political process. She helps manage the legislative agenda and works with […]

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Senior Manager, Events & Programs

Phone: 503.350.2227

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x227

rlee@nwcua.org

Ryan Lee is the Senior Manager of Events and Programs for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he works with various team members to ensure the operational success of Association events and programs, and deliver a phenomenal experience to Northwest credit unions. He supports the Association’s events and programming efforts with logistics coordination, […]

Brad Little

Governor of the State of Idaho

The people of Idaho elected Brad Little as the state’s 33rd Governor in November 2018. He became Governor on January 7, 2019. Brad is an Emmett native who was raised on his family’s sheep and cattle ranching operation. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, and […]

Chris Lorence

Executive Director | CU Awareness LLC

Chris Lorence is executive director of CU Awareness, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary ofthe Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Lorence leads Credit Union Awareness and the Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union®campaign, a digital-first marketing campaign that aims to raise consumer consideration of credit unions. Lorence brings more than twenty-five years of marketing, engagement, […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

VP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 206.340.4830

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x108

mlovejoy@nwcua.org

Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). In this role, she works with all Association departments. Lovejoy implements project management tools and methodology, assisting staff in meeting their goals. She’s always working to increase staff efficiency by providing these tools and improving workflows. Lovejoy, who has […]

Cyndie Martini

Cyndie Martini

President & CEO | Member Access Processing

Cyndie Martini, President and CEO of Member Access Processing, has managed and directed successful credit union card and ATM portfolios, marketing programs and business strategies for a quarter century. In 1999, Martini spearheaded Member Access Processing’s entry into the card payment and ATM processing arena – the first and only credit union league (Washington Credit […]

Dan McCue

Dan McCue

SVP, Corporate Relations | Alaska USA FCU

Dan McCue has 44 years of business experience, with 34 years in the credit union industry. Dan joined Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in 2009. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, he oversees government and public relations, community involvement and engagement, financial education programs and Executive Director of the Alaska USA Foundation. He achieved […]

Ali Migaki

SVP, Retail Delivery | iQ Credit Union

Ali Migaki is the Senior Vice President of Retail Delivery at iQ Credit Union. She oversees retail services with more than $1.7 billion in deposits, member and lending center, 15 branches, and 180 employees serving 90 thousand members. Ali has deep experience across iQ’s retail banking services. In many ways, she helped shape iQ into […]

Connie Miller

Connie Miller

CEO | Credible Advantage

Connie Miller is the CEO of Credible Advantage, a leadership and board development consulting business, launching in September 2021.Prior to Connie’s recent retirement, she served as the President/CEO of Icon Credit Union and later Regional President of Horizon Credit Union. Connie was honored as one of Idaho’s CEO’s of Influence for her leadership, integrity, vision, […]

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

Director, Programming

Phone: 503.350.2220

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x220

hmiller@nwcua.org

Holly Miller serves as Director of Programming for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She collaborates with various teams to create polished events that best serve member credit unions. She assists in developing project plans, coordinating logistics, managing events, database management, and administrative support. She comes to the Association from a background of varied experiences including […]

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Manager, Communications

Phone: 208.350.6187

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x310

jmiller@nwcua.org

Jenny Miller is the Communications Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she oversees NWCUA’s weekly newsletter, Anthem, and contributes to it weekly as a lead writer. She also contributes toward the organization’s various communications plans, unifying credit union voices to strengthen the Movement. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis […]

Jordan Morrow

Jordan Morrow

VP, Data Design & Management Skills | Pluralsight

Jordan Morrow is known as the “Godfather of Data Literacy,” having helped pioneer the field by building one of the world’s first data literacy programs. Morrow is Vice President of Data, Design, and Management Skills at Pluralsight and a global trailblazer in the world of data literacy. He served as the Chair of the Advisory […]

Peter Myers

Senior Vice President, DDJ Myers Advancing Leadership Institute

Peter Myers is a leadership coach for CEOs, boards, teams, managers and emerging leaders. On a daily basis, Peter facilitates professional development programs for executives and management teams, succession planning processes for boards and CEOs, as well as strategic planning engagements for credit unions nationwide. Weaving together strategy development, critical thinking, employee engagement to bridge […]

Charlotte Nemec

President & CEO

Canopy CU

Born and raised in a small town in Montana, Charlotte Nemec moved to “the big city” of Spokane, Washington, when she was 20, where she completed her degree in economics at Eastern Washington University. Soon after, she started her career in the credit union industry by landing a job as a Human Resource Specialist. Fast forward 20 years, and a […]

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Maija Noll

Development & Program Coordinator, NWCUF

Phone: 206.340.4839

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x125

mnoll@nwcua.org

Maija Noll is the Development and Program Coordinator for the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. In this role, she supports NWCUF programs and fundraising efforts. Noll holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joins the Northwest Credit Union […]

Eric O’Neill

Cybersecurity Speaker

Eric O’Neill is a top cybersecurity keynote speaker, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, bestselling author of “Gray Day,” and the inspiration for the film “Breach.” He presents keynotes internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, and cyber hacking. O’Neill is also the founder of The Georgetown Group, a premier […]

Kent Oram

Kent Oram

Director

CEO, Idaho Central CU

Rocky  Ozaki 

CEO & Co-Founder

NoW of Work

Rocky is the Founder & CEO of the NoW of Work Inc. – a business transformation firm whose primary focus is helping executives build future-proofed, resilient organizations that are anchored on cultures of innovation and agility. He couples a decade of senior leadership roles in large enterprise, with 5-years in start-up tech to form what he […]

Janet Powell

Janet M. Powell

Program Manager | OR DCBS

Janet Powell has worked for the State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, since September 1992, when she was hired as a Financial Examiner. Powell was appointed Supervising Examiner of the Credit Union Program on July 1, 2004, and was appointed as its Program Manager in […]

Teri Robinson

Teri Robinson

Director

CEO, Ironworkers USA FCU

Nick Rose

Head, Product Strategy | VantageScore

Nick Rose is Head of Product Strategy at VantageScore Solutions where he plays a critical role at the nexus of product development, strategy and communications; providing thought leadership related to the company’s long term product strategy, product positioning in the current and future market place as well as communication of VantageScore’s product and industry-related research. […]

Corina Ruiz

Corina Ruiz

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 206.340.4789

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x148

cruiz@nwcua.org

Corina Ruiz is a Strategic Relationships Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Strategic Link. In her role, Corina connects credit unions with the best partner to ensure success all the way around. She is passionate about progress through innovation while remaining true to the credit union cause. For the past 10 years, Ruiz was […]

Christine Ruzzi

AVP, Enterprise Engagement

Phone: 503.350.2206

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x206

cruzzi@nwcua.org

Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take full advantage of the resources available to them through the Association, matching their needs with everything the Association has to offer. Before coming to the Association, Ruzzi spent 16 years in the accounting industry, serving […]

Chris Sache

CEO

Think|Stack

Chris found his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. He has been passionately leading teams since the lemon aide and lawn cutting empire of Springdale. As an athlete, Chris continued to develop his leadership style and passionately rebellious flare. He loves to improvise, create and inspire others. His passion for leadership and creativity helped shape […]

Joe Salesky

CEO | CRMNEXT

Joe Salesky is CEO of CRMNEXT, the largest global provider of CRM in financial services. A seasoned expert in software and financial services, Joe has spent more than 35 years developing and delivering disruptive technology-enabled solutions. He holds 27 patents on technologies currently used by both consumers and large enterprises. He led the use of […]

Seth Schaefer

Seth Schaefer

President & CEO

Rivermark Community CU

Seth Schaefer has worked at Rivermark Community Credit Union for 17 years acting as a strategic thought leader on member experience with a focus on insight-driven service and technology integration. Prior to the President and CEO role, Schaefer held various positions in the credit union, including operations, lending, marketing, and technology.  With a degree from […]

Hal Scoggins

Hal Scoggins

Shareholder | Farleigh Wada Witt

Hal Scoggins has been with Farleigh Wada Witt since 1991 and practices in the firm’s Financial Services and Debtor/Creditor groups. He represents credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, formation and operation of subsidiaries, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy and collection, and other issues related to […]

Annie Scott

Annie Scott

Manager, ALM Data & Model Admin | Catalyst Corporate FCU

Annie Scott joined Catalyst Corporate in March 2010 to assist its internal ALM modeling and operations compliance. She transitioned to Catalyst Strategic Solutions in August 2012, where her primary responsibilities include ALM modeling and analysis. Scott helps client credit unions quantify embedded interest rate risk using the internally-developed ALPS (Asset Liability Pricing System) model, and […]

Rick Sherrick

Rick Sherrick

Sr. Credit Union Examiner ID | DFI

Rick Sherrick has been fulfilling the Supervisory Examiner Position for Credit Unions since 2009. He has worked for the Department of Finance since October 2003, first as a bank examiner for five years and then on the Credit Union Section for the remaining years. Prior to working for the Department he has worked in a […]

Ben Shuey

Specialist, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Phone: 208.297.5421

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x307

bshuey@nwcua.org

Ben Shuey is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist. In this role, he is in charge of managing the Association’s website, helping in the creation of the weekly Anthem newsletter, creating relevant marketing and other member communications, and tracking and analyzing web analytics. Shuey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business […]

Danielle Sittu

Danielle Sittu

SVP, Marketing & Communications

Phone: 206.340.4804

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x401

dsittu@nwcua.org

Danielle Sittu is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she is responsible for developing the Association’s strategic direction for internal and external communications, including public relations, programming and events, digital and print marketing, and social media. She also directs the Association’s member engagement strategy, and […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources

Phone: 503.350.2234

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x234

csmith@nwcua.org

Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a […]

Derek. Sprague

Derek Sprague

Director, Finance & Admin

Phone: 208.297.5922

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x303

dsprague@nwcua.org

Derek Sprague serves as the Director of Finance & Administration for the Northwest Credit Union Association. His primary roles include overseeing the accounting, auditing, and treasury functions for the Association, its subsidiaries, and ancillary organizations. He also assists with facility management. Sprague is a native of the Northwest and graduated with honors from Boise State […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

President & CEO

Phone: 503.350.2212

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x212

tstang@nwcua.org

Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), the trade association representing more than 170 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. More than 8.1 million consumers — 60% of the northwest population — are members of those credit unions. Under Stang’s leadership, the Association is […]

Eric Termuende

Co-Founder

NoW of Work

Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker. Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world he knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative, and ready for the future of work.   A […]

Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas

VP, Community Dev & Transformation | CU Strategic Planning

Rick Thomas joined CU Strategic Planning in February 2021, bringing nearly 30 years of community development and executive management experience.   In his current role as Vice President of Community Development & Transformation, he leads an elite group of managers to design comprehensive plans that affect change, credit union by credit union, and touch millions of […]

Dan Thurman

Dan Thurman

Director

CEO, East Idaho CU

Tim Tolliver

Vice President, Integrated Performance Systems DDJ Myers 

As a performance coach, trainer, and facilitator Tim is an engaging and dynamic presence committed to developing high-capacity teams and individuals. His unique approach to leadership is informed by his experience in competitive athletics, current advances in neuropsychology and over 30 years of training and teaching traditional Japanese martial arts. In addition to teaching in […]

Paula Tompkins

Paula Tompkins

CEO | ChannelNet

Paula Tompkins is the CEO of ChannelNet and a strategic visionary with a deep understanding of the application of marketing enabled by technology. Her long and illustrious career has established her as a leader in digital marketing, as well as in sales and service in omnichannel environments that include brick and mortar, online, mobile, and […]

John Trull

John Trull

VP, Regulatory Advocacy

Phone: 503.350.2209

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x209

jtrull@nwcua.org

John Trull is the Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy for the Northwest Credit Union Association. He works to advocate credit unions’ opinions and positions to Federal and State Regulators to ensure reasonable non-burdensome regulations are promulgated. In addition to monitoring regulatory development and participating in the rulemaking processes where appropriate, Trull serves as a contact […]

Mary Vasquez

Mary Vasquez

Community Advocate | Point West CU

Mary Vasquez has been with Point West Credit Union for over 14 years and currently serves as its Community Advocate. She began as a teller, and through hard work and dedication, climbed the ranks to become a Loan Officer before taking her current position. Mary graduated from Clark College in 2015 with an Associate Degree […]

Carmen Vigil

Carmen Vigil

AVP, Member Engagement

Phone: 206.340.4817

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x122

cvigil@nwcua.org

Carmen Vigil serves as the Assistant Vice President of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role she has the pleasure of connecting with various micro-communities across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho including Credit Union Chapters, Councils, Leaders of Small Credit Unions, Young Credit Union Professionals, Alumni of Western CUNA Management School, and […]

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer

Phone: 503.350.2224

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x224

jwagner@nwcua.org

Jennifer Wagner is the EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She leads the Association’s federal governmental affairs priorities, working closely with the Northwest congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. as well as in our region. Wagner oversees the Association’s grassroots advocacy programs and initiatives to raise political action funds to support candidates […]

Dave Whitin

David Whitin

VP, Analytical Consulting | Equifax

David has held a variety of analytics and consulting roles at Equifax for over 20 years. David leads a team of Analytic Solutions Consultants that work with Equifax clients to solve business challenges across the consumer and small business lending spectrum. David and his team collaborate with clients to develop strategies that utilize Equifax data, […]

Amanda Wick

Amanda Wick

Chief of Legal Affairs | Chainalysis Inc.

Amanda Wick is the Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis, Inc. Previously, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she advised on issues involving cryptocurrency, money laundering, and human trafficking. Before that, she served for nearly ten years as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice […]

Brian Witt

Brian Witt

Partner | Farleigh Wada Witt

Brian Witt has a specialized practice representing regional and national financial service providers on regulatory and compliance issues in Oregon and Washington. Witt is a recognized national expert in the design and delivery of traditional and innovative financial products and services. Witt represents credit unions, financial service companies, and banks on regulatory and operational issues. […]

Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn

Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn

Director

President & CEO, Central Willamette CU

Joe Adamack

VP, Legislative Affairs for Washington

Phone: 206.340.4812

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x102

jadamack@nwcua.org

Joe Adamack is the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Northwest Credit Union Association in Washington. In this role, he represents the interests of the state’s 85 credit unions and their members before the Legislature, statewide elected officials, and agencies to ensure state laws and rules support and foster a positive regulatory environment that […]

Jeff Adams

Jeff Adams

Chair

President & CEO, Horizon CU

Sharee Adkins

Sharee Adkins

Executive Director, NWCUF

Phone: 206.340.4823

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x114

sadkins@nwcua.org

Sharee Adkins is the Executive Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. In this role, she amplifies the impact credit unions have in our community by forging and leveraging partnerships to achieve ambitious goals in the Foundation’s priority areas of asset-building, economic empowerment, and cooperative development. Adkins holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boise […]

Kevin Bailey

CEO | ID Nonprofit Center

Kevin joined the Idaho Nonprofit Center as CEO in July of this year. He previously served as the CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. Kevin brings past experience in both the education and social impact sector both internationally and domestically having worked in both Uganda and Chile. In his nonprofit career, he has […]

Trisha Baker

Trisha Baker

Secretary/Treasurer

President & CEO, Lewis Clark CU

Marcus Bales

Marcus Bales

Director, Solution Engineering | MAP

Marcus Bales is a recent addition to the MAP team but brings with him a decade of professional speaking experience as the new Director of Solution Engineering. In this role he acts as the subject matter expert on sales calls assisting with demonstrations of API and other technical discussions. If you have attended any industry […]

Paul Baudin

Paul Baudin

CEO | Express CU

Following a lengthy career in International Banking Paul joined Express CU’s board of directors in 2011. He served for several years on the board and Supervisory Committee, then assumed the CEO role at Express CU in 2017. He is passionately committed to expanding the credit union’s community development successes. ADDITIONAL MAXX ANNUAL CONVENTION SPEAKERS

Mickey Beard

Mickey Beard

VP, Consumer Lending | Rivermark Community CU

Mickey Beard serves as the Vice President of Consumer Lending at Rivermark Community Credit Union in Beaverton, Oregon.  In this role, she is responsible for the strategic and operational development of Consumer Lending, Financial Solutions, and Insurance teams. She has spent her professional career working at various credit unions in Oregon and Louisiana, mainly in […]

Samantha Beeler

Samantha Beeler

VP, Advocacy

Phone: 503.350.2218

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x218

sbeeler@nwcua.org

Samantha Beeler is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s VP, Advocacy, a role that allows her to work closely with elected officials in the Northwest, as well as credit unions to tell our story. Beeler focuses primarily on our Federal legislative and political priorities. She also brings extensive grassroots advocacy experience to the Association after handling […]

Erin Bennett

Erin Bennett

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 503.350.2211

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x210

ebennett@nwcua.org

Erin Bennett is a Strategic Partnerships Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Strategic Link. In this role, Erin links arms with credit unions and Strategic Link’s best partners to ensure a win-win-win for all. Her top priority is providing the best service to drive credit union member satisfaction. She is in her element when she is connecting with […]

Brooks Berardi

Brooks Berardi

Exec Benefits Specialist | CMG

Brooks is an executive benefits specialist for Cuna Mutual Group, a company that specializes in the design, implementation, financing and ongoing administrative support of supplemental executive benefits programs specifically tailored to credit unions. He is located in the west region of the country and brings more than 14 years of experience in the financial services […]

Jordan Beyer

Jordan Beyer

Manager, Grassroots Advocacy

Phone: 208.350.6509

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x309

jbeyer@nwcua.org

Jordan Beyer is Grassroots Advocacy Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he has the pleasure of working closely with credit union leaders and their staff in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to help them better understand their role as credit union advocates. Beyer enjoys being a storyteller, conveying to elected officials on […]

Casey Boggs

President | ReputationUs

Casey Boggs is a global communications leader specializing in reputation management, internal communications, crisis mitigation, cyber-incident response, public relations, and lawsuit communication support. He’s the President of ReputationUs, a corporate reputation management and crisis response firm. Boggs has been an integral part of the credit union industry for more than 15 years and is a frequent speaker at events and programs hosted by CUNA, the Northwest […]

Milind Borkar

Milind Borkar

Founder & CEO | Illuma Labs

Dr. Milind Borkar is the Founder and CEO of Illuma Labs, a CUSO specializing in real-time voice authentication and fraud prevention solutions for credit unions. The flagship product Illuma ShieldTM replaces traditional knowledge-based authentication practices with an effortless and secure voice biometric solution. The net result is an elevated member experience, enhanced security, and improved operational efficiency Illuma ShieldTM has been showcased at multiple premier fintech […]

Tony Boutelle

Tony Boutelle

President & CEO

CU Direct

Tony Boutelle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CU Direct. Tony has over 30 years of credit union industry experience, beginning his career at the Colorado Credit Union League in 1985.  He continued his career at the California Credit Union League in beginning of 1987 and moved to CUNA Mutual Group in 1991 […]

Christopher Bradberry

Christopher Bradberry

Director

President & CEO, Fibre Federal CU

Samantha Breslin

Sr. Project Coordinator | City Health Dashboard

Samantha Breslin is the Senior Project Coordinator of the City Health Dashboard. She joined the Dashboard team during the summer of 2018 after graduating with her MPA from the NYU Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, where she had a concentration in public policy and nonprofit management. Prior to that she got her professional start […]

Angie Brotherton

AVP, Community Relations, Sponsorships, & Ed | Gesa CU

Angie Brotherton currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, Sponsorships, and Education for Gesa Credit Union, Washington’s second largest credit union. In this role she oversees charitable giving, volunteering, affinity card programs, community outreach, partnerships, and sponsorships along with Gesa’s national award-winning education programs. A Tri-Cities native, Angie has over 18 years […]

Sarah Buck

Sarah Buck

Director, Experiences | Forrit CU

Sarah Buck currently serves as the Director of Experiences at Forrit Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She is responsible for the experiences of all who come into contact with Forrit and is passionate about her work. She oversees the credit union onboarding program, all training and development programs, the Community Impact Committee, is the Forrit […]

Scott Butterfield

Scott Butterfield

Principal | Your Credit Union Partner

Scott Butterfield, of Your Credit Union Partner, is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 170 credit unions located throughout the United States. A respected veteran of the CU Movement, he understands the challenges and opportunities facing credit unions today. Butterfield believes that credit unions matter, and that consumers and small businesses need […]

Nora Carpenter

Nora Carpenter

President & CEO | United Way of Treasure Valley

Nora Carpenter is the President and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley, a well-known leader in Idaho’s nonprofit community. She was named the Idaho Business Review’s Idaho Woman of the Year in 2016 and CEO of Influence in 2019. An Idaho native originally from Caldwell and a proud Idaho Vandal, Carpenter joined United Way […]

Christine Cashen

Emcee, Speaker, & Author

For more than 20 years, Christine Cashen has dazzled an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. She is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress, and energizing employees. Before hitting the speaking scene, Cashen was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer, and broadcaster. She holds […]

Todd Clark

President & CEO

CO-OP

Throughout his career, Todd Clark has specialized in identifying technology gaps in the market and determining how emerging technology will fill those gaps, all with an aim of uncovering efficiencies for financial institutions.  Clark began his tenure as President/CEO at CO-OP Financial Services in 2016. His vision and leadership has transformed the company into the credit union […]

Don Clark

Don Clark

Executive Committee Member

President & CEO, Sound CU

Victor Corro

Victor Corro

CEO | Coopera Consulting

Víctor Miguel Corro is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience working in international and cross-cultural environments in the private and non-profit sectors. For nearly 4 years he has been at the helm of Coopera Consulting, a market analytics and cultural change consulting firm that engages organizations and prepares them to reach out […]

David Curtis

David Curtis

Director, Compliance Services

Phone: 206.340.4785

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x151

dcurtis@nwcua.org

David Curtis is the director of compliance services at the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role he is responsible for responding to credit union compliance inquiries, informing and instructing credit unions on new compliance responsibilities through updates and council meetings. He is a liaison, facilitator, and presenter at both the compliance and collectors’ networking […]

Mike De Vere

Mike De Vere

CEO | Zest AI

Mike has 20 years of experience transforming organizations large and small, public and private, and loves nothing better than figuring out how to use technology to solve strategic business issues. Prior to Zest, Mike was managing director of Nielsen’s global insights business, converting it to a SaaS-based model. Before that, he was president and CEO […]

Erica Dhawan

Leadership Speaker & Author

Erica Dhawan is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st-century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as the “Oprah of Management Thinkers,” she is the author of two books: “Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence” and “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the […]

Keara Donick

Senior Manager, Marketing

Phone: 208.297.5942

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x304

kdonick@nwcua.org

Keara Donick is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Senior Manager of Marketing. In this role, she crafts and executes against strategic marketing plans, creating effective print and digital marketing collateral that promotes the Association’s members and the Credit Union Movement. Donick holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations from The Pennsylvania State University and […]

Dr. Elliot Eisenberg

Economic Speaker

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant, and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first-class honors from McGill University in Montreal and a master’s and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. He is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based […]

Larry Ellifritz

Larry Ellifritz

Vice Chair

President & CEO, Consolidated Community CU

Veronica Ervin

Veronica Ervin

Director

SVP & Chief Risk Officer, OnPoint Community CU

Scott Fieber

Scott Fieber

Chief Strategy Officer | Cook Solutions Group

Scott Fieber is the Chief Strategy Officer of Cook Solutions Group in Portland, Oregon, and has helped financial institutions with their strategic direction for more than 10 years. Prior to getting into the financial industry, Fieber worked as the Systems Administrator for a criminal defense agency in Utah. His experience in technology and banking lends […]

Tricia Finklein

Tricia Finklein

VP, Partner Experience | Cook Solutions Group

Tricia Finklein is currently the Vice President of Partner Experience at Cook Solutions Group. She specializes in creating meaningful and collaborative relationships by connecting customers with solutions. With two decades of account management experience, Finklein uses her knowledge to identify customer needs and align them with professional strategies and products to solve for security, ATM/ITM, […]

Ryan Fitzgerald

Ryan Fitzgerald

VP, Legislative Affairs for Idaho

Phone: 208.350.6116

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x306

rfitzgerald@nwcua.org

Ryan Fitzgerald is the Northwest Credit Union Association Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the State of Idaho. Fitzgerald works on behalf of Idaho credit unions and their members to advocate for sound policy and legislation that is beneficial and supportive of the credit union movement. He’s a passionate advocate for credit union interests and, […]

Tim Foley

Chief Growth Officer

Think | Stack

Tim Foley has always been a passionate rebel and found his tribe at Think|Stack in 2018. Throughout his life and career Tim has encountered the power of digital transformation at every turn. Despite being surrounded by technology revolutions Tim is driven by an unrelenting desire to make authentic connections that focus on human centered design. […]

Cherie Freed

Cherie Freed

Regional Director | NCUA Western Region

Cherie Freed is the Regional Director of the NCUA’s Western Region, located in Tempe, Arizona. As Regional Director, she oversees the examination and supervision of federally insured credit unions in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, […]

Ashish Garg

Co-Founder & CEO | Eltropy

Ashish Garg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eltropy. After earning an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an engineering degree from BITS Pilani, Garg spent his early career in high-tech. As a Product Manager, Ashish saw firsthand the changes that the latest technologies, such as messaging, were bringing to […]

Mark Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Member Engagement

Phone: 503.350.2241

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x241

mgonzalez@nwcua.org

Mark Gonzalez serves as the Senior Manager of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he strengthens cooperation and collaboration amongst credit unions within the Northwest by strategically managing programs, initiatives, and events that create new and innovative programs for the region’s Micro-Communities and Councils, increasing credit union awareness and NWCUA […]

Travis Goodman

Travis Goodman

Principal | ALM First

Travis Goodman is a Principal at ALM First, having joined the firm in 2003. Goodman oversees the Advisory Services group, which is responsible for implementing actionable and effective ALM and investment strategies for client financial institutions. In addition to overseeing Advisory Services, he assists large, complex financial institutions in achieving optimal performance within policy and […]

Risha Grant

DEI Speaker

Motivated by her passion to fight social issues such as racism, sexism, and classism, Risha Grant’s personal mission is to expose the value of diversity and inclusion and emphasize its impact on the economy. From her race, gender, and lifestyle choices to her experience growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life centers on diversity.  Founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, Grant is an educational motivational speaker, […]

Amanda Guyton

Amanda Guyton

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Phone: 206.340.4813

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x119

aguyton@nwcua.org

Amanda Guyton is the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO at the Northwest Credit Union Association. She provides direct support to the President & CEO and executive support to the Northwest Credit Union Association Board of Directors. Guyton has a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in business from the University of Washington […]

Jason Haley

Chief Investment Officer

ALM First

Jason Haley is ALM First’s Chief Investment Officer, joining the firm in 2008. He heads ALM First’s Investment Management Group (IMG) and is portfolio manager for the Trust for Credit Unions mutual funds. Jason and his team are responsible for leading the investment process and investment theme development for the firm. Jason also oversees all […]

Will Hall

Will Hall

Director, Legal Advocacy

Phone: 208.297.5877

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x302

whall@nwcua.org

Will Hall serves as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the Northwest Credit Union Association, providing compliance expertise to the Association’s member credit unions, helping them navigate the many compliance challenges they face. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina, Hall moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked for several years before attending […]

Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton

President | CU Direct Connect

Brian Hamilton is a 28-year financial services veteran working with credit unions, banks, finance companies, and fintech providers. He has managed all facets of consumer lending operations, and has led key initiatives in the development of groundbreaking online applications, custom scorecards, and loan origination systems. Brian joined CU Direct in 2017 as the Vice President […]

Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

VP, Communications & Public Affairs

Phone: 503.350.2225

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x225

lheider@nwcua.org

Lynn Heider, Northwest Credit Union Association’s Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, leads the Association’s internal and external public relations, public awareness, media outreach, media training, and crisis management efforts. Heider has a wide range of educational experience, starting with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She’s also achieved FEMA Incident Command […]

Jason Hewlett

Leadership Speaker

Having delivered thousands of presentations over two decades, Jason Hewlett is the only speaker in the world teaching leadership through a performance of uncanny musical and comedy impressions, utilizing the legends of stage.   “The Promise” is a keynote speech that feels like a show, with proven processes and actionable takeaways to transform businesses and evolve today’s leaders. Hewlett’s speech inspires leadership from the perspective of a promise, giving […]

Aben Hill

Chief Lending Officer

Rivermark Community CU

Aben Hill currently serves as Chief Lending Officer for Community Credit Union in Beaverton, Oregon. In this role, he is responsible for all lending and operations activities for mortgage, consumer, and commercial real estate, including insurance and collections.     He previously held the position of Senior Vice President for California Bank & Trust, where he oversaw the business […]

Kelley Hodney

Kelley Hodney

Attorney | Farleigh Wada Witt

Kelley has seen the financial services industry from all angles: she worked on the regulatory side at the Oregon Department of Justice in the Consumer Protection & Financial Fraud Division, the internal and operational side with a bank (before becoming an attorney), and now the advisor side as a regulatory compliance and transactional attorney. This […]

Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood

Board Member | NCUA

President Donald J. Trump nominated Rodney E. Hood for the NCUA Board on January 19, 2019. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on March 14, 2019, and he was sworn in as the eleventh NCUA Chairman on April 8, 2019. Mr. Hood served as the NCUA’s Chairman until January 25, 2021.  As a Board Member, Mr. […]

Jennifer Huggard

Jennifer Huggard

SVP, Admin & Governance Affairs

Phone: 206.340.4842

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x154

jhuggard@nwcua.org

Jennifer Huggard is the senior vice president of administration & governance affairs at the Northwest Credit Union Association. Her main responsibilities include human resources, payroll, and accounting. Huggard earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Washington. After working as an online banking customer contact for KeyBank, she joined the Washington Credit […]

Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

Director, WA CU's | DFI

Amy B. Hunter has been the Director of Credit Unions for the Department of Financial Institutions, Washington, since November 2018. She leads a top-notch division of professionals who regulate and oversee 50 state-chartered credit unions, ranging in asset size from $15 m. to $28 b. Prior to joining the division, she had a 20+ year […]

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Leila Javanshir

Attorney, Miller Nash LLP

Leila Javanshir is a business attorney with Miller Nash who focuses on matters involving privacy, data security, vendor contracting, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance for clients who operate in a variety industries, including financial institutions. A significant part of her practice includes counseling companies on comprehensive strategies for complying with privacy and data security regulatory […]

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Chief HR Officer | Paylocity

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Paylocity, Cheryl oversees strategy for HR, culture, and employment brand. She joined Paylocity in 2018 and brings with her more than 20 years of progressive HR experience with an extensive focus on developing strategies for high-growth companies to shape and scale their culture.    Cheryl has devoted her career to […]

Brian Kaas

Brian Kaas

VP, Corporate Dev | CMG

Brian Kaas is the Vice President of Corporate Development at CUNA Mutual Group. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing a broad range of strategic transactions for the organization. Additionally, Kaas serves as the President and Managing Director of CMFG Ventures, LLC and oversees all aspects of its venture capital program. Kaas joined CUNA […]

Tim Keith

Tim Keith

Chief Strategist | SRM

Tim Keith is the Chief Strategist of Account Boost at SRM (Strategic Resource Management), an independent advisory firm serving financial institutions. Specializing in leveraging digital marketing plans to drive loan and deposit growth, Keith has decades of experience assisting hundreds of banks and credit unions to understand their customers at a higher level. He leads […]

Susan Kismarton

Susan Kismarton

Coordinator, Accounting & Admin

Phone: 206.340.4835

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x115

skismarton@nwcua.org

Susan Kismarton serves as the Accounting & Administration Coordinator for the Northwest Credit Union Association.  She is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting system, tax filings, payroll assistance, and management of the office environment. Kismarton has a bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics from Colorado State University. She has worked in the field of […]

Jennifer Kutcher

Jennifer Kutcher

Director

President & CEO, WECU

Bob Larson

Bob Larson

Financial Consultant | CMG

Bob Larson is a financial consultant at CUNA Mutual Group. He is responsible for providing financial and consulting support to the account teams for large and mid-size credit unions. He is accountable for demonstrating the financial impact of CUNA Mutual Group products on credit union financial goals. Larson provides high-quality financial analysis tools to communicate […]

Pamela Leavitt

Policy Advisor, Advocacy & Grassroots for Oregon

Phone: 503.887.2336

Toll-free: 800.995.9064

pleavitt@nwcua.org

Pamela Leavitt is the Oregon State advocacy and grassroots policy advisor for the Northwest Credit Union Association. Leavitt contributes to the coordination of the Association’s governmental affairs activities in the Oregon Legislature, with emphasis on establishing effective credit union participation in the legislative and political process. She helps manage the legislative agenda and works with […]

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Senior Manager, Events & Programs

Phone: 503.350.2227

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x227

rlee@nwcua.org

Ryan Lee is the Senior Manager of Events and Programs for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he works with various team members to ensure the operational success of Association events and programs, and deliver a phenomenal experience to Northwest credit unions. He supports the Association’s events and programming efforts with logistics coordination, […]

Brad Little

Governor of the State of Idaho

The people of Idaho elected Brad Little as the state’s 33rd Governor in November 2018. He became Governor on January 7, 2019. Brad is an Emmett native who was raised on his family’s sheep and cattle ranching operation. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness, and […]

Chris Lorence

Executive Director | CU Awareness LLC

Chris Lorence is executive director of CU Awareness, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary ofthe Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Lorence leads Credit Union Awareness and the Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union®campaign, a digital-first marketing campaign that aims to raise consumer consideration of credit unions. Lorence brings more than twenty-five years of marketing, engagement, […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

VP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 206.340.4830

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x108

mlovejoy@nwcua.org

Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). In this role, she works with all Association departments. Lovejoy implements project management tools and methodology, assisting staff in meeting their goals. She’s always working to increase staff efficiency by providing these tools and improving workflows. Lovejoy, who has […]

Cyndie Martini

Cyndie Martini

President & CEO | Member Access Processing

Cyndie Martini, President and CEO of Member Access Processing, has managed and directed successful credit union card and ATM portfolios, marketing programs and business strategies for a quarter century. In 1999, Martini spearheaded Member Access Processing’s entry into the card payment and ATM processing arena – the first and only credit union league (Washington Credit […]

Dan McCue

Dan McCue

SVP, Corporate Relations | Alaska USA FCU

Dan McCue has 44 years of business experience, with 34 years in the credit union industry. Dan joined Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in 2009. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, he oversees government and public relations, community involvement and engagement, financial education programs and Executive Director of the Alaska USA Foundation. He achieved […]

Ali Migaki

SVP, Retail Delivery | iQ Credit Union

Ali Migaki is the Senior Vice President of Retail Delivery at iQ Credit Union. She oversees retail services with more than $1.7 billion in deposits, member and lending center, 15 branches, and 180 employees serving 90 thousand members. Ali has deep experience across iQ’s retail banking services. In many ways, she helped shape iQ into […]

Connie Miller

Connie Miller

CEO | Credible Advantage

Connie Miller is the CEO of Credible Advantage, a leadership and board development consulting business, launching in September 2021.Prior to Connie’s recent retirement, she served as the President/CEO of Icon Credit Union and later Regional President of Horizon Credit Union. Connie was honored as one of Idaho’s CEO’s of Influence for her leadership, integrity, vision, […]

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

Director, Programming

Phone: 503.350.2220

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x220

hmiller@nwcua.org

Holly Miller serves as Director of Programming for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She collaborates with various teams to create polished events that best serve member credit unions. She assists in developing project plans, coordinating logistics, managing events, database management, and administrative support. She comes to the Association from a background of varied experiences including […]

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Manager, Communications

Phone: 208.350.6187

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x310

jmiller@nwcua.org

Jenny Miller is the Communications Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she oversees NWCUA’s weekly newsletter, Anthem, and contributes to it weekly as a lead writer. She also contributes toward the organization’s various communications plans, unifying credit union voices to strengthen the Movement. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis […]

Jordan Morrow

Jordan Morrow

VP, Data Design & Management Skills | Pluralsight

Jordan Morrow is known as the “Godfather of Data Literacy,” having helped pioneer the field by building one of the world’s first data literacy programs. Morrow is Vice President of Data, Design, and Management Skills at Pluralsight and a global trailblazer in the world of data literacy. He served as the Chair of the Advisory […]

Peter Myers

Senior Vice President, DDJ Myers Advancing Leadership Institute

Peter Myers is a leadership coach for CEOs, boards, teams, managers and emerging leaders. On a daily basis, Peter facilitates professional development programs for executives and management teams, succession planning processes for boards and CEOs, as well as strategic planning engagements for credit unions nationwide. Weaving together strategy development, critical thinking, employee engagement to bridge […]

Charlotte Nemec

President & CEO

Canopy CU

Born and raised in a small town in Montana, Charlotte Nemec moved to “the big city” of Spokane, Washington, when she was 20, where she completed her degree in economics at Eastern Washington University. Soon after, she started her career in the credit union industry by landing a job as a Human Resource Specialist. Fast forward 20 years, and a […]

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Maija Noll

Development & Program Coordinator, NWCUF

Phone: 206.340.4839

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x125

mnoll@nwcua.org

Maija Noll is the Development and Program Coordinator for the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. In this role, she supports NWCUF programs and fundraising efforts. Noll holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joins the Northwest Credit Union […]

Eric O’Neill

Cybersecurity Speaker

Eric O’Neill is a top cybersecurity keynote speaker, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, bestselling author of “Gray Day,” and the inspiration for the film “Breach.” He presents keynotes internationally about espionage and national security, cybersecurity, fraud, corporate diligence and defense, and cyber hacking. O’Neill is also the founder of The Georgetown Group, a premier […]

Kent Oram

Kent Oram

Director

CEO, Idaho Central CU

Rocky  Ozaki 

CEO & Co-Founder

NoW of Work

Rocky is the Founder & CEO of the NoW of Work Inc. – a business transformation firm whose primary focus is helping executives build future-proofed, resilient organizations that are anchored on cultures of innovation and agility. He couples a decade of senior leadership roles in large enterprise, with 5-years in start-up tech to form what he […]

Janet Powell

Janet M. Powell

Program Manager | OR DCBS

Janet Powell has worked for the State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, since September 1992, when she was hired as a Financial Examiner. Powell was appointed Supervising Examiner of the Credit Union Program on July 1, 2004, and was appointed as its Program Manager in […]

Teri Robinson

Teri Robinson

Director

CEO, Ironworkers USA FCU

Nick Rose

Head, Product Strategy | VantageScore

Nick Rose is Head of Product Strategy at VantageScore Solutions where he plays a critical role at the nexus of product development, strategy and communications; providing thought leadership related to the company’s long term product strategy, product positioning in the current and future market place as well as communication of VantageScore’s product and industry-related research. […]

Corina Ruiz

Corina Ruiz

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 206.340.4789

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x148

cruiz@nwcua.org

Corina Ruiz is a Strategic Relationships Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Strategic Link. In her role, Corina connects credit unions with the best partner to ensure success all the way around. She is passionate about progress through innovation while remaining true to the credit union cause. For the past 10 years, Ruiz was […]

Christine Ruzzi

AVP, Enterprise Engagement

Phone: 503.350.2206

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x206

cruzzi@nwcua.org

Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take full advantage of the resources available to them through the Association, matching their needs with everything the Association has to offer. Before coming to the Association, Ruzzi spent 16 years in the accounting industry, serving […]

Chris Sache

CEO

Think|Stack

Chris found his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. He has been passionately leading teams since the lemon aide and lawn cutting empire of Springdale. As an athlete, Chris continued to develop his leadership style and passionately rebellious flare. He loves to improvise, create and inspire others. His passion for leadership and creativity helped shape […]

Joe Salesky

CEO | CRMNEXT

Joe Salesky is CEO of CRMNEXT, the largest global provider of CRM in financial services. A seasoned expert in software and financial services, Joe has spent more than 35 years developing and delivering disruptive technology-enabled solutions. He holds 27 patents on technologies currently used by both consumers and large enterprises. He led the use of […]

Seth Schaefer

Seth Schaefer

President & CEO

Rivermark Community CU

Seth Schaefer has worked at Rivermark Community Credit Union for 17 years acting as a strategic thought leader on member experience with a focus on insight-driven service and technology integration. Prior to the President and CEO role, Schaefer held various positions in the credit union, including operations, lending, marketing, and technology.  With a degree from […]

Hal Scoggins

Hal Scoggins

Shareholder | Farleigh Wada Witt

Hal Scoggins has been with Farleigh Wada Witt since 1991 and practices in the firm’s Financial Services and Debtor/Creditor groups. He represents credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, formation and operation of subsidiaries, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy and collection, and other issues related to […]

Annie Scott

Annie Scott

Manager, ALM Data & Model Admin | Catalyst Corporate FCU

Annie Scott joined Catalyst Corporate in March 2010 to assist its internal ALM modeling and operations compliance. She transitioned to Catalyst Strategic Solutions in August 2012, where her primary responsibilities include ALM modeling and analysis. Scott helps client credit unions quantify embedded interest rate risk using the internally-developed ALPS (Asset Liability Pricing System) model, and […]

Rick Sherrick

Rick Sherrick

Sr. Credit Union Examiner ID | DFI

Rick Sherrick has been fulfilling the Supervisory Examiner Position for Credit Unions since 2009. He has worked for the Department of Finance since October 2003, first as a bank examiner for five years and then on the Credit Union Section for the remaining years. Prior to working for the Department he has worked in a […]

Ben Shuey

Specialist, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Phone: 208.297.5421

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x307

bshuey@nwcua.org

Ben Shuey is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist. In this role, he is in charge of managing the Association’s website, helping in the creation of the weekly Anthem newsletter, creating relevant marketing and other member communications, and tracking and analyzing web analytics. Shuey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business […]

Danielle Sittu

Danielle Sittu

SVP, Marketing & Communications

Phone: 206.340.4804

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x401

dsittu@nwcua.org

Danielle Sittu is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she is responsible for developing the Association’s strategic direction for internal and external communications, including public relations, programming and events, digital and print marketing, and social media. She also directs the Association’s member engagement strategy, and […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources

Phone: 503.350.2234

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x234

csmith@nwcua.org

Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a […]

Derek. Sprague

Derek Sprague

Director, Finance & Admin

Phone: 208.297.5922

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x303

dsprague@nwcua.org

Derek Sprague serves as the Director of Finance & Administration for the Northwest Credit Union Association. His primary roles include overseeing the accounting, auditing, and treasury functions for the Association, its subsidiaries, and ancillary organizations. He also assists with facility management. Sprague is a native of the Northwest and graduated with honors from Boise State […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

President & CEO

Phone: 503.350.2212

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x212

tstang@nwcua.org

Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), the trade association representing more than 170 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. More than 8.1 million consumers — 60% of the northwest population — are members of those credit unions. Under Stang’s leadership, the Association is […]

Eric Termuende

Co-Founder

NoW of Work

Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker. Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world he knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative, and ready for the future of work.   A […]

Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas

VP, Community Dev & Transformation | CU Strategic Planning

Rick Thomas joined CU Strategic Planning in February 2021, bringing nearly 30 years of community development and executive management experience.   In his current role as Vice President of Community Development & Transformation, he leads an elite group of managers to design comprehensive plans that affect change, credit union by credit union, and touch millions of […]

Dan Thurman

Dan Thurman

Director

CEO, East Idaho CU

Tim Tolliver

Vice President, Integrated Performance Systems DDJ Myers 

As a performance coach, trainer, and facilitator Tim is an engaging and dynamic presence committed to developing high-capacity teams and individuals. His unique approach to leadership is informed by his experience in competitive athletics, current advances in neuropsychology and over 30 years of training and teaching traditional Japanese martial arts. In addition to teaching in […]

Paula Tompkins

Paula Tompkins

CEO | ChannelNet

Paula Tompkins is the CEO of ChannelNet and a strategic visionary with a deep understanding of the application of marketing enabled by technology. Her long and illustrious career has established her as a leader in digital marketing, as well as in sales and service in omnichannel environments that include brick and mortar, online, mobile, and […]

John Trull

John Trull

VP, Regulatory Advocacy

Phone: 503.350.2209

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x209

jtrull@nwcua.org

John Trull is the Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy for the Northwest Credit Union Association. He works to advocate credit unions’ opinions and positions to Federal and State Regulators to ensure reasonable non-burdensome regulations are promulgated. In addition to monitoring regulatory development and participating in the rulemaking processes where appropriate, Trull serves as a contact […]

Mary Vasquez

Mary Vasquez

Community Advocate | Point West CU

Mary Vasquez has been with Point West Credit Union for over 14 years and currently serves as its Community Advocate. She began as a teller, and through hard work and dedication, climbed the ranks to become a Loan Officer before taking her current position. Mary graduated from Clark College in 2015 with an Associate Degree […]

Carmen Vigil

Carmen Vigil

AVP, Member Engagement

Phone: 206.340.4817

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x122

cvigil@nwcua.org

Carmen Vigil serves as the Assistant Vice President of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role she has the pleasure of connecting with various micro-communities across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho including Credit Union Chapters, Councils, Leaders of Small Credit Unions, Young Credit Union Professionals, Alumni of Western CUNA Management School, and […]

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer

Phone: 503.350.2224

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x224

jwagner@nwcua.org

Jennifer Wagner is the EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She leads the Association’s federal governmental affairs priorities, working closely with the Northwest congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. as well as in our region. Wagner oversees the Association’s grassroots advocacy programs and initiatives to raise political action funds to support candidates […]

Dave Whitin

David Whitin

VP, Analytical Consulting | Equifax

David has held a variety of analytics and consulting roles at Equifax for over 20 years. David leads a team of Analytic Solutions Consultants that work with Equifax clients to solve business challenges across the consumer and small business lending spectrum. David and his team collaborate with clients to develop strategies that utilize Equifax data, […]

Amanda Wick

Amanda Wick

Chief of Legal Affairs | Chainalysis Inc.

Amanda Wick is the Chief of Legal Affairs at Chainalysis, Inc. Previously, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she advised on issues involving cryptocurrency, money laundering, and human trafficking. Before that, she served for nearly ten years as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice […]

Brian Witt

Brian Witt

Partner | Farleigh Wada Witt

Brian Witt has a specialized practice representing regional and national financial service providers on regulatory and compliance issues in Oregon and Washington. Witt is a recognized national expert in the design and delivery of traditional and innovative financial products and services. Witt represents credit unions, financial service companies, and banks on regulatory and operational issues. […]

Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn

Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn

Director

President & CEO, Central Willamette CU

 

 

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