MountainCrest Credit Union CEO Mark Morrison to Retire

Last Wednesday MountainCrest Credit Union announced its President and CEO, Mark Morrison, will retire on April 30.

“Mark has been an invaluable member of this credit union’s Senior Management Team for the past 16 years, with the last 11 years as the President and CEO,” said Board Chairperson, Bruce Landre. “We were hoping to keep him a bit longer, but we also understand his wish to retire while in good health and move to the Phoenix area where he and his wife Teresa just purchased a home.”

Morrison first joined the credit union industry in 1978, working as a teller at Safeway Credit Union (now Qualstar Credit Union). He has held executive positions at King County Credit Union (now Harborstone Credit Union), Seattle Telco Credit Union (now Sound Credit Union) and was President and CEO of Educational Community Credit Union before it merged with MountainCrest in 2008. He has been MountainCrest’s President and CEO since August 2011.

Throughout his 44-year credit union career, Morrison has served on many local, state, regional, and national committees. He also attained a master’s degree in business administration and earned the Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designations.

During the 2021 MAXX Annual Convention in Boise last fall, NWCUA recognized Morrison’s lifetime achievements and numerous contributions to the credit union industry with the Summit Icon award.

In his acceptance speech, Morrison said, “I want to thank all the people that I have worked with over the years and let them know that I could not have accomplished the things I did without them. I hope to never get away from the Credit Union Movement because I believe so strongly in what they do.”

Susan Webster Appointed as New President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Mountain Crest Credit Union have tapped Susan Webster, longtime EVP/CFO of the credit union, to serve as President and CEO effective May 1.

Webster was a natural choice, the Board said, having worked under three strong CEOs in her MountainCrest career. She has been a pillar at the credit union for the past 34 years, after receiving her BA in Business Management from Eastern Washington University.

“Susan has all the credentials, experience, and leadership qualities necessary to lead MountainCrest Credit Union now and well into the future as the President and CEO,’ said MountainCrest Chairperson Bruce Landre. “During this transition period, Mark and Susan will work together to make the handoff as smooth and seamless as possible.”

Webster, too, began her career as a teller in 1988 and has held many other positions throughout her career at MountainCrest. In 2000, Susan was promoted to CFO and has been a strong contributor to the financial success and growth of the credit union ever since.

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