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Credit Unions for Kids Celebrates 30 Years With $5 Million Commitment to the OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion

For three decades, Northwest credit unions’ “charity of choice” has supported OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, embodying the cooperative principle of “people helping people.”

Spokane Media FCU Gives Member a New Lease on Life

The team at Spokane Media Federal Credit Union went above and beyond to help one member cope with the loss of his job at an age when many people are retiring.

Jamie Dedmon Joins Northwest Credit Union Association as Community Manager

Jamie Dedmon has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as its community manager, a role that will help grow, advance and provide a sense of community for the NWCUA’s 165 member credit unions.

Credit Unions Raise More Than $108,300 for Oso Mudslide Survivors

In the aftermath of a deadly mudslide in Washington, credit unions, their members and their business partners from across the country came together in the spirit of “people helping people” to raise money for housing, supplies and other immediate needs.

Wegner Winner Gary Oakland: ‘It Was About Making a Positive Difference’

Retired BECU President/CEO Gary Oakland says he looks back on his 38-year credit union career and hopes “that I made a positive difference.” But Oakland, winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, needn’t worry. Evidence of his impact is everywhere.

NWCUA Adds Communications Evangelist to Spread the Credit Union Story

Gary M. Stein, a longtime a journalist and former Managing Editor for Custom Publications at The Oregonian in Portland, has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association as its member communications evangelist.

Gary Oakland Wins Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement

Gary Oakland, who led BECU in Seattle to unprecedented growth as its CEO for 26 years and whose generosity and selflessness made him an industry leader and an influential contributor to a wide variety of community causes, has been named the winner of the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Barron’s Again Recognizes Gary Tantleff Among Nation’s Top Financial Advisors

Gary Tantleff, managing director of investments for the Credit Union Advisory Group (CUAG) at UBS Financial Services, was recognized for the third time this year as one of Barron’s “Top 1000 Financial Advisors,” and for the first time ever, he was named the top financial advisor in the state of New Jersey.

Gary Oakland to Join Ranks of JA Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame

Former BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame next month in honor of his “lasting impact on the region’s business and society.” Tickets are available to the induction dinner, with proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement programs in Washington.

Oakland Leaves Member-First Legacy After Stepping Down at BECU

Long-time BECU President and CEO Gary Oakland has officially stepped down at BECU after a career that spanned more than 30 years. His philosophy? “How is it going to benefit the member? How can we make a positive difference in our members’ lives?”

NCUA Appoints Gary Jester to Serve as CEO at Chetco FCU During Conservatorship

The NCUA has appointed veteran CEO Gary Jester to lead Chetco FCU’s conservatorship. Jester, who recently led Rapid City Telco FCU through a similar situation, will work with the NCUA and Chetco staff to determine the best course of action to serve Chetco’s more than 32,000 members.

BECU’s Gary Oakland Wins Credit Union Foundations’ Mark of Excellence Award

As CEO at BECU, Gary Oakland has navigated recessions, strikes and the housing market meltdown while growing assets to $9.5 billion and membership to more than 700,000, and he will be recognized with the Mark of Excellence honor next month.