FEDERAL WAY, Wash., and BEAVERTON, Ore. (1/18/11)--Bill Anderson, president/CEO of Mid Oregon FCU in Bend, Ore. has been named the new chairman of the Northwest Credit Union Association, and Debie Keesee, president/CEO of Spokane (Wash.) Media FCU was named vice chair. The memberships of the Credit Union Association of Oregon and the Washington Credit Union League voted “overwhelmingly” in November to affirm the creation of the combined Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). The new association began operations Jan. 1 (News Now
Nov. 12). “The creation of a new, regional credit union trade association is an exciting task filled with opportunities to advance the regional economy that these 18 future-focused leaders are well-qualified to accomplish,” Northwest Credit Union Association CEO John Annaloro, told News Now
. Other elected table officer CEOs include:
* Secretary--Marshall Ellison, Twinstar CU, Lacey, Wash.; * Treasurer--Gene Pelham, Rogue CU, Medford, Ore.; * Executive Committee--Jack Fallis, Global CU, Spokane, Wash. * Executive Committee--Jean Wheat-Palm, North Coast CU, Bellingham, Wash.
Also, 12 CEO directors were elected:
* Terry Belcoe, North Coast CU; * Elliot Gregg, Kitsap CU, Bremerton, Wash.; * Tom Graves, Prevail CU, Seattle; * Phil Jones, Harborstone CU, Lakewood, Wash.; * Larry Hoff, Fibre FCU, Longview, Wash.; * Mina Worthington, Yakima Valley CU, Yakima, Wash.; * Bob Newcomb, SELCO Community CU, Eugene, Ore.; * Shirley Cate, Providence FCU, Milwaukie, Ore.; * Diann M. Owen, Clackamas FCU, Oregon City, Ore.; * Steve Canfield, NW Preferred FCU, Tigard, Ore.; * Rob Stuart, onPoint Community CU, Portland, Ore.; and * Trisha Baker, UFCW Northwest FCU, Portland, Ore.