NWCUA Welcomes Two New Board Members

After years of dedicated service, Brooke Van Vleet and Bert Fisher step down from the Board.

Eight Northwest Credit Union Leaders Earn CUDE Designation

This was the first DE Training offered through a new virtual learning environment.

Kent Oram Elected as New NWCUA Board Chairman

Oram calls on Northwest credit union professionals to help shape the industry’s future by serving on a 2021 NWCUA committee or task force.

At the Table: InRoads’ Brooke Van Vleet Shares Lenders’ Perspective on State, Federal Advisory Groups

Van Vleet is serving on advisory groups for both Oregon’s Governor and the CFPB.

At the Table: TwinStar’s Racardo McLaughlin to Chair CFPB’s Credit Union Advisory Council

He encourages credit unions to engage in the conversation with CFPB.

Jim Hunt Elected to Federal Home Loan Bank Board

As Rob Stuart will not seek reelection, OnPoint’s Jim Hunt will maintain credit unions’ presence on the board.

Help Elect BECU’s Melba Bartels as Washington’s Representative on the Federal Home Loan Bank Board

Current board member Benson Porter is not seeking reelection; Bartels would seamlessly serve financial institutions in the role.

NW Priority President and CEO, Mark Turnham, to Retire After 40 Years of Service

Julie Garren will assume the role of President and CEO on Sept. 1.

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Unitus Credit Union CEO, Steve Stapp, Reflects on his Time as WOCCU Chair

Now, more than ever, the world needs credit unions as it navigates unchartered waters, Stapp says.

Verity Credit Union President and CEO, John Zmolek, Pens Moving Letter on Gay Pride

The letter, which went out to Verity staff, details Zmolek’s experience as a gay man and rallies support for the LGBTQ+ community.

P1FCU’s Chris Loseth Honored for Community Service

Loseth was honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley during a virtual Breakfast for Kids event on April 30.

Andrew Stolfi Appointed Director of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

Stolfi is credited with successfully helping ensure costs for Oregon patients’ COVID-19 tests are waived.

Northwest Credit Unions Honor John Lauck’s Legacy of Leading Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Lauck understood the cooperative power of credit unions and strongly supported their efforts in raising funds for Credit Unions for Kids.

Advantis Credit Union President and CEO, Bob Corwin, to Retire After Four Decades Dedicated to the Credit Union Movement

Corwin’s leadership has moved the needle on credit union priorities in the Northwest and beyond.

USAgencies Credit Union Names Justin Olson President and CEO

Olson brings more than a decade of leadership experience to the Portland-based credit union.

Idaho Credit Union Champion and Leader, Val Brooks, to Retire this Month

Brooks shares valuable insight on the future of the Credit Union Movement and reflects on her time in the industry.

National Credit Union Foundation now Seeking Nominations for Open Board Seat

Nominations to be accepted until Jan. 24.

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Kent Oram Named a 2019 GonzoBanker of the Year

Banking industry magazine recognizes Oram for growing Idaho Central Credit Union’s assets to $5 billion over 12 years.