Susan Streifel, CCE is President/Chief Executive Officer of Woodstone Credit Union, an $85 million financial cooperative. She assumed her chief executive responsibilities in February 2002. To this role, she brings over 30 years of financial cooperative experience, with 20+ years held in senior management positions. Susan not only brings significant experience but also commitment and dedication to the business philosophy of credit unions as member-owned financial cooperatives designed to meet the financial needs of their members.
She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the CUNA Board of Directors and, on a local level, serves as a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). She is actively engaged in her “home community” of Federal Way, Washington and most recently was appointed by the Mayor to his Blue Ribbon Panel. She was the recipient of the Washington Credit Union League's Mark of Excellence award and has been recognized by the Professional Credit Union Women's Association as "Woman of the Year." In 2014 she received the Capital Advocacy Award from the NWCUA recognizing her for outstanding contributions in this area.
Susan is equally committed to building strong communities through involvement of time and resources. She currently serves as Past Chair on the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the Advancing Leadership Steering Committee, a program designed to produce graduates who possess exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills in order to help build healthy communities. She also serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, an organization that promotes healthy communities and quality of life in South King County.
Susan is a graduate of the Credit Union Executives Society's (CUES) CEO Institute, a three year professional development program combining the faculties, facilities and educational resources of three of the world's top business schools: The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. She is also a graduate of the Credit Union National Association Management School, Claremont College, Pomona, California. She is co-author of the book 100 Years of Credit Unions in Washington.
Susan was raised in Renton, Washington, and now lives in Issaquah, Washington, with her husband Rick and son Matt. In her spare time, she and her husband manage a 21-acre private forest in Cle Elum, Washington.