Thompson Takes Leadership Role in Region V

Former examiner began with NCUA in 1988.

From Robbery to Advocacy: Rachel Pross Honored as Young CU Pro of the Year

From a small, struggling credit union in Arizona to a leading role in the Northwest movement, Rachel Pross has made a huge impact in a short time. And it all started with a robbery.

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Jim McCarthy Honored for Transforming Trailhead Credit Union

McCarthy, who led his credit union through a complete rebrand and charter change in order to respark membership growth, was honored with this year’s Innovation and Impact Award at Amplify.

NCUA Names New Supervisory Examiner for the Northwest

Credit unions are hopeful that new examination leadership will bring Northwest exams in line with other regions.

CUNA Names Hampel Chief Policy Officer

With new role, CUNA Chief Economist Hampel will provide strategic policy guidance to CEO Nussle, maintain economist duties.

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

OnPoint Community Credit Union collects over $16,000 for school supplies; Point West Credit Union wraps bike photo contest; Columbia Credit Union announces two new branch managers; and OnPoint opens new branch.

Succession Planning Critical for Credit Unions

Recent leadership changes in the Northwest show that succession planning is not only critical, it can add value to operations and help attract and retain top talent. Amplify speaker to share strategy.

New NCUA Board Member McWatters Shares Five Areas of Focus

Newly sworn-in NCUA board member Mark McWatters shared five areas of focus on Wednesday, including regulatory relief, low-income services and diversity.

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.

Trailhead CEO Jim McCarthy Named to Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board

Trailhead Credit Union CEO Jim McCarthy will fill the District 4 seat on the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s board of directors. He’ll join the board March 5 and serve through October 2014.

NWCUA Adds Manager of Political and Grassroots Advocacy

Samantha Beeler has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association’s governmental affairs team as its manager of political and grassroots advocacy, a role that will allow her to work closely with Oregon and Washington credit unions to promote the credit union message and support the Association’s legislative and political agenda.

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

CFPB Releases Four Guides on Managing Someone Else’s Money

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just released four guides to help financial caregivers understand their role as a fiduciary.

Metsger to Take NCUA Oath Aug. 23

Oregonian Rick Metsger takes his place on the NCUA Board of Directors following a swearing in ceremony in Washington Aug. 23. The NCUA reports the private ceremony will take place on Capitol Hill at 10 a.m.

Shelly Berryman Steps into New Role as NWCUA’s VP, Member Engagement & Advocacy

Shelly Berryman joins the NWCUA as vice president of member engagement & advocacy effective May 28. She brings 22 years of credit union leadership experience to serve the Association and its member credit unions.

Kim Vu Steps into New Role to Advance Community Investment and Social Impact for Northwest Credit Unions

An innovator known for building partnerships between credit unions, philanthropic programs and technology ventures will join the Northwest Credit Union Association as its Vice President of Community Investment and Social Impact. Kim Vu will also serve the Northwest Credit Union Foundation as Executive Director.

Unitus’ Irvine Named Credit Union Professional of the Year

Brian Irvine, vice president and chief information officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, is the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Professional of the Year in recognition of his forward-thinking use of technology to support credit union operations and members.

Calvin Goings Promoted to National Leadership Role at SBA

Calvin Goings, a longtime advocate for business in the Northwest, has been appointed the assistant associate administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.