News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

WECU announces CEO change, Wauna Credit Union promotes and hires, OnPoint Community Credit Union relocating its Orenco Station Branch, Northwest credit unions puts themselves on ice for ALS.

Advocates in Action: WECU Walks the Talk

When it comes to advocacy in action, WECU sets a gold standard. In this month’s profile, Anthem tags along for a candidate visit to the credit union, and celebrates the advocacy philosophy of President & CEO Wayne Langei.

Whatcom Educational Credit Union CEO Wayne Langei to Retire

After 41 years at the helm, Wayne Langei has announced that he will step down as CEO of Bellingham’s WECU in 2014. One of three executive vice presidents will succeed Langei in August; he’ll stay on as a consultant through January 2015.

Credit Union Family Suffers Tragic Loss

Beloved WECU Business Loan Officer Jim Langei and his wife, Sterling Taylor, passed away as a result of a marina fire on March 30. A joint “Celebration of Life” will be held for the couple in Bellingham on April 14.