NWCUA Welcomes Two New Board Members
November 9, 2020
Two long-term Northwest Credit Union Association Board members — Brooke Van Vleet, President and CEO of InRoads Credit Union, and Bert Fisher, President and CEO of Our Community Credit Union, recently tendered their resignations from the Association’s Board.
“During their Board service, Brooke and Bert provided expert guidance,” said Troy Stang, NWCUA President and CEO. “Their time and dedication is deeply appreciated, and the Movement is stronger because of them.”
In alignment with the Board vacancy process outlined in NWCUA’s governing documents, the NWCUA Board of Directors moved to appoint eligible candidates Veronica Ervin, SVP and Chief Risk Officer for OnPoint Community Credit Union, and Christopher Bradberry, President and CEO of Fibre Federal Credit Union and TLC, to satisfy the remainder of Brooke and Bert’s terms.
Ervin has served in several key positions with OnPoint over the past 22 years, including as Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Director, and Controller. She was promoted to VP/Compliance Director in 2012, building a centralized compliance team in response to the rapidly changing regulatory environment stemming from the financial crisis, and was promoted into her SVP role in 2016.
She currently serves on NWCUA’s Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee, the Regulatory Advisory Sub-Committee, and the Oregon State Issues Work Group, where she helps influence legislative outcomes impacting credit unions. Supporting her community, she serves as Vice Chair and Board of Trustees for Oregon Future Business Leaders of America — a state-wide, student-led, non-profit organization that develops student leaders for careers in business.
Bradberry was tapped to be Fibre Federal’s President and CEO in 2014. He joined the Longview, Washington-headquartered credit union in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer. In 1998, he moved to Washington, where he served as Manager of State Farm Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union.
Since 2019, he has advanced credit union advocacy by serving on NWCUA’s Defense Fund Oversight Sub-Committee and the Washington Governmental Affairs Committee. Recently, he was appointed as the CULAC Trustee for Washington state.
“Veronica and Christopher are outstanding additions to the Board,” Stang said. “They are strong supporters of NWCUA’s advocacy work, and have been essential in furthering the Movement on both the regional and national levels. We’re pleased to welcome them to the Board, and are grateful for their commitment.”
To learn more about NWCUA’s Board of Directors, visit the Association online.
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