Point West Second in Northwest to Earn Juntos Avanzamos Designation

Portland-based Point West Credit Union raised the Juntos Avanzamos flag during a ceremony August 17, symbolizing their commitment to serving the Hispanic and Latino communities.

NWCUA Board Election Cycle Concludes

The 2016 election cycle brought forth an outstanding slate of candidates.

CO-OP Announces Todd Clark as New President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services

Clark will become the new President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services effective June 27, succeeding the retiring Stan Hollen.

Forward-Looking Debie Keesee Continues Northwest Presence on CUNA Board of Directors

Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, has begun her term on the CUNA Board of Directors, maintaining a Northwest presence on the Board.

NWCUA Board Nominating Committee Formed for 2016

Five Northwest credit union professionals have accepted appointments to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Their task will be to help facilitate the Association’s at-large governance model.

Northwest Continues Strong Presence on CUNA Board—Keesee Elected to Board

In another demonstration of the Northwest’s engagement with the nationwide credit union Movement, Debie Keesee was elected to CUNA’s Board of Directors, joining Troy Stang, who was reelected. Fellow Northwesterner and CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel will step down from her post in 2016 as she reaches her term limit.

Pat Smith Inducted Into CUES Hall of Fame

CUES cited Smith’s long list of professional achievements and contributions to the Credit Union Movement in adding her to the distinguished company of the CUES Hall of Fame.

Dan Hein Named President/CEO of Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Employees Federal Credit Union

Dan Hein, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s vice president of finance, has been named president and CEO of Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Employees Federal Credit Union. He will replace longtime CEO Carnot Reeff, who is retiring after 26 years.

CUNA Names 18 Northwest Credit Union Leaders to National Committees, Task Forces

From issues affecting small or community credit unions to discussions about governmental affairs and housing finance reform, 18 Oregon and Washington executives will make sure that Northwest voices are heard when CUNA’s national committees meet in 2014.

Advocates in Action: Sharing the Credit Union Message with State, Federal Lawmakers

Northwest credit union advocates attended prayer breakfasts and luncheons, hosted campaign events and even joined elected officials for a game of “Jeopardy” in their ongoing efforts to share the credit union message with state and federal lawmakers.

CUNA President/CEO Cheney Resigning to Lead SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in California

A national search for a new president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association will be launched immediately, the association’s chairman said Wednesday, to find a successor to Bill Cheney, who is returning to California in June to be president and CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Santa Ana.

Verity Credit Union Names John Zmolek its New President/CEO

Seattle’s Verity Credit Union will ring in the New Year with a new President/CEO. John Zmolek, Verity’s current executive vice president, will take over the lead role after being unanimously selected by Verity’s board of directors

Jill Nowacki Named President/CEO of Connecticut Credit Union League

Jill Nowacki, Maps Credit Union’s vice president of development and the NWCUA’s 2013 Young Credit Union Professional of the Year, has been named president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut.

NWCUA Board Members Selected

Board positions have been determined for the NWCUA Board of Directors, with new members officially beginning service during the Amplify Convention October 8, 2013 in Portland.

Northwest Credit Union Leaders Fill Two Positions on Catalyst Board

Seeing an opportunity to serve the needs of Northwest credit unions, Catalyst Corporate has named a second Northwest credit union leader to its board following the purchase of Western Bridge assets.

Brooke Van Vleet Appointed President/CEO at St. Helens Community Federal, Board Terminates Merger Talks

Brooke Van Vleet brings 20 years of credit union experience to her new role as president/CEO at St. Helens Community FCU. Upon Van Vleet’s recommendation, the St. Helens board terminated a recent letter of intent to explore a merger with Wauna FCU.

Northwest Strongly Represented on CUNA National Committees

Twelve credit union professionals from the Northwest have been appointed to serve on national committees serving the Credit Union National Association.

Northwest Credit Union Pros Tapped for Catalyst Council’s Western Region

Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union has named 12 credit union professionals to serve as members of the western regional component of its newly-formed Catalyst Councils, including four from Oregon and Washington.