Northwest Banking Leader Karen Salman Joins OnPoint as Vice President of Operations

Karen Salman has joined OnPoint Community Credit Union as its Vice President of Operations, a key position for the expanding credit union, which has hired nearly 300 employees in the last year as it opened 20 new branches.

Salman comes to OnPoint after 15 years at Unitus Community Credit Union, most recently as its Associate Vice President of Deposit Administration. Salman brings national experience leading core conversions and deep branch and operations experience, with a 15-year tenure at Bank of America and two years at Sterling Savings Bank.

“Karen’s stellar industry expertise, track record as an effective operations leader, and knowledge of the Pacific Northwest will serve our staff and members well,” said Rob Stuart, President and CEO of OnPoint. “We are thrilled to add Karen to our team as we continue to evolve our operations and welcome new members.”

Salman will provide strategic operations leadership and oversee all deposit operations and support functions, including ATM, electronic payments, check services, records retention, account/branch support, IRA/HSA/tax reporting, escheatment, and business account services. By fostering efficiencies on her teams and within all operations, Salman will free up front-line staff to develop strong relationships with members.

“OnPoint has an amazing reputation in our community, with staff dedicated to finding solutions for our members,” Salman said. “I’m excited to join an institution with a legacy of supporting the educational system and creating a respectful, inclusive culture.”

Outside of her professional experience, Salman has also served the community as co-leader of the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s Portland-Vancouver Sister Society since 2017. The professional organization works to narrow inequality gaps for women and grow the pipeline of women leaders in the credit union industry. In addition, Salman has mentored Rose Festival Princesses since 2015, working directly with Parkrose High School students. A competitive race walker, Salman enjoys spending time with her adult daughter and experiencing the bounty of the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

OnPoint is currently recruiting for another 34 positions across the institution.

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