BEAVERTON, Ore. (11/19/09)--The Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) seated its 2010 board of directors at its annual business meeting Nov. 6. Newly elected to the board is Trisha Baker, CEO of UFCW Northwest FCU, Portland. Board officers are:
* Chair Gene Pelham, CEO, Rogue FCU, Medford; * Vice Chair Bill Anderson, president, Mid Oregon FCU, Bend; * Treasurer Kevin Cole, CEO, MaPS CU, Salem; and * Secretary Bob Newcomb, president, SELCO Community CU, Eugene.
Board members are:
* Stan Baron, president/CEO, Chetco FCU, Harbor; * Steve Canfield, executive vice president, NW Preferred FCU, Tigard; * Shirley Cate, CEO, Providence Health System FCU, Portland; * Rob Stuart, president/CEO, OnPoint Community CU, Portland; and * Jean Wheat-Palm, president/CEO, Valley Health and Postal Employees CU, Salem.
Also at the meeting, Oregon State Rep. Kevin Cameron (R-Salem) provided credit unions with a legislative update. Troy Stang, CUAO president/CEO, thanked credit unions for their efforts advocating the state credit union movement. “The credit union model, and the way you tend to the needs of your members has the attention of our elected officials in Congress,” Stang said. “And it should have their attention--it’s a model that works. Your voice is being heard and that voice needs to remain strong as we lay out the blueprint for success and build the credit union movement for the future.”