News and Notes: Here’s What’s Happening in Northwest Credit Unions

Allan Siegal, SVP/CFO

Columbia CU Appoints Allan Siegal as SVP, CFO

Vancouver, Washington-based Columbia Credit Union welcomed Allan Siegal as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on March 22. Siegal will be responsible for oversight of accounting, finance, forecasting, credit administration and strategic planning.

“Allan is a great addition to our executive team,” said Columbia Credit Union President and CEO Steve Kenny. “He is an accomplished CFO and financial manager who has diverse experience in mission-critical banking functions.”

Siegel brings 35 years of banking industry management experience to his new position. Most recently, he served as executive vice president and director of strategic risk initiatives for IBERIABANK, and he previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Georgia Commerce Bank.

St. Helens Community Credit Union Marks Successful Year

As the oldest locally-headquartered financial institution in St. Helens, Oregon, St. Helens Community Credit Union had many milestones to celebrate at its 77th annual meeting.

President and CEO Brooke Van Vleet told members the credit union granted a record of nearly $70 million in loans last year.

“It was a great year,” she noted. “We were also proud to have donated more than $30,000 to schools and local nonprofit organizations in 2016. We sponsored FBLA students, taught financial education at local high schools, awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and supported 18 local youth sports teams as well as 34 community events.”

David Graham, Amanda Komp and Richard Louie were elected to new three-year terms on the board of directors.

At the reorganizational board meeting immediately following the annual meeting, Michael Ismert was elected chairman, Steve Correll vice-chairman, Seth Holmes secretary and Richard Louie treasurer. Scott Bremmer and Gordy Jarman were appointed to continue serving on the supervisory committee along with ongoing committee members Sandy Nicholson, David Graham and Christy Settle.

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