Erin Bennett is a Strategic Partnerships Manager for the GoWest Credit Union Association’s Strategic Link. In this role, Erin links arms with credit unions and Strategic Link’s best partners to ensure a win-win-win for all. Her top priority is providing the best service to drive credit union member satisfaction. She is in her element when she is connecting with people.  

After earning her degree from Portland Community College, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in interior design at Marylhurst University. Her degree led her to a top position as a manager at Stephen E. Earls Showroom, a high-end residential interior showroom. On top of experiencing the interior design world in a commercial setting, she honed her project management skills by aiding designers in planning and executing projects, acting as a liaison between designers and manufacturers, managing accounts, and providing customer service support.

Erin is a longtime credit union member and excited to use her skills to give back to the Credit Union Movement. She has found a true passion and connection between design and the credit union industry. Her favorite part about working with credit unions is experiencing their philosophy, learning more about their “why,” and being able to support them as they care for their members and staff.


Corina Ruiz

Corina Ruiz

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 206.340.4789

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x148

Corina Ruiz is a Strategic Relationships Manager for GoWest Solutions. In her role, Corina connects credit unions with the best partner to ensure success all the way around. She is passionate about progress through innovation while remaining true to the credit union cause. For the past 10 years, Ruiz was the Seattle Branch Manager of […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources

GoWest Credit Union Association

Phone: 503.350.2234

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x234

Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for GoWest Solutions. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a team across the […]