Advantis Credit Union President and CEO, Bob Corwin, to Retire After Four Decades Dedicated to the Credit Union Movement

Corwin’s leadership has moved the needle on credit union priorities in the Northwest and beyond.

1/28/2020

Advantis Credit Union President and CEO, Bob Corwin, will retire later this year following four decades of service to credit unions.

Advantis Credit Union President and CEO, Bob Corwin, has announced his plan to retire this summer. For the past seven years, Corwin has led the Milwaukie, Oregon-based credit union, serving more than 77,000 members.

A credit union industry leader, Corwin began his career at the former Tektronix Credit Union, now known as First Tech Federal Credit Union. Over the years, he grew his career and held a series of senior leadership positions at First Tech and was appointed CEO of Meritrust Credit Union in Kansas in 2008. A few years later, Corwin returned to his home state of Oregon, where he joined the Advantis team as President and CEO in 2012.

Corwin currently serves on NWCUA’s Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee and has served in numerous capacities throughout his career, including the Credit Union National Association’s Community Credit Union Committee, Kansas Credit Union Association’s Shared Financial Solutions, Kansas Department of Credit Unions, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Council, and Co-Op’s Financial Services Operations Advisory Council.

In 2018, Corwin was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MAXX Awards Gala in Tacoma for his outstanding leadership in the areas of social responsibility, advocacy, community impact, and for furthering the Credit Union Movement. He is a graduate of CUNA’s Financial Management Program, Lending School, and the Advanced Management Institute, and is revered as a steadfast leader and champion for the Credit Union Movement.

Along with impressive asset and membership growth, under Corwin’s leadership, Advantis grew from five branches to nine, adopted a new online banking platform, along with several other technology improvements, and greatly improved its strategic planning and implementation process.

“It’s been my honor to lead Advantis during a period of substantial member and asset growth,” said Corwin. “All that we’ve accomplished is a credit to the employees of Advantis and their commitment to acting as passionate advocates for our members. I could not be more proud of what Advantis has accomplished, and I’m looking forward to watching what the credit union will achieve in the future.”

The credit union’s Board of Directors is working with an executive recruitment firm to conduct a national search for Corwin’s successor, which is set to begin immediately. The Board will consider both internal and external candidates. Corwin will continue to serve as President and CEO until his successor is in place and will work with the Board and executive leadership team to ensure a seamless transition.