Nominations for 2018 NWCUA Board Election Open March 15

Board members play an important role in establishing your Association’s policy and governance direction.


Picture of man and woman inteerviewingThe Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA) at-large governance model allows the best-qualified candidates to seek election to the Board of Directors—regardless of their credit union’s asset size or location. Nominations open March 15, and close April 5.

A member-driven Nominating Committee, consisting of one NWCUA Board Member and a group of non- Board member CEOs, reviews all candidates. Geography, asset size, state and federal charters, and rural/metro locations are all characteristics of diversity the Committee will consider.

Bob Newcomb will chair the 2018 Nominating Committee. Newcomb is an NWCUA Board Member and CEO of Eugene, OR-based SELCO Community Credit Union. Serving with Newcomb this year are:

  • Jack Fallis, President/CEO of Spokane, WA. -based Global CU;
  • Jeff Kennedy, CEO of Lacey, WA. -based TwinStar CU;
  • Amy Nelson, President/CEO of Portland, OR. -based Point West CU; and
  • Rob Stuart, President/CEO of Portland, OR. -based OnPoint Community CU.

Two seats will be open for election in 2018. Current qualified incumbents, Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media FCU, and Brooke Van Vleet, President/CEO of St. Helens Community CU, have indicated that they are willing, able, and desire to continue serving on the NWCUA Board of Directors.

More information on candidate qualifications can be found online.

Watch for more information from the Nominating Committee on the election timeline in the coming weeks.