Two Oregon CEOs Lend Expertise to Business & Industry Board

Standing up for credit unions is important not only in the beltway and in statehouses; it’s also critical in the business environment.

To that end, two Oregon CEOs have accepted appointments to the Board of Directors of Oregon Business & Industry. Larry Ellifritz, President and CEO of Consolidated Community Credit Union, continues a three-year term, and Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn, President and CEO of Central Willamette Credit Union, began her board service last month.

Ellifritz and Wyss-Schoenborn will be joined at the table by leaders of recognized business brands such as Intel, The Standard, Portland General Electric, big law firms, and other leading industries. OBI’s mission is to strengthen the state’s economy by promoting a strong private sector that gives Oregonians access to quality jobs. OBI is a policy advancement leader and has a strong, respected voice in the legislature.

“Having credit union leaders represented on this board helps elevate us as an industry,” Ellifritz said. “OBI functions similarly to a statewide chamber of commerce, with a keen interest in monitoring legislation regarding taxation. We need to have strong credit union voices in the board room to make sure we are all collectively represented.”

Both leaders welcome their collaboration and input throughout their board service.

“I would appreciate knowing if there’s specific industry or community challenges where OBI could potentially be a resource,” Wyss- Schoenborn said. “Given credit unions’ commitments to their communities and their local connections, they’re likely aware of issues impeding economic vitality, knowing these issues would be helpful as an OBI Board Member and advocate for our industry.”

Posted in Around the NW, Leadership.