The $7 billion The Golden 1 Credit Union announced Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Donna Bland is on track to nab the nation's sixth largest credit union's corner office permanently. Bland was named interim CEO Friday.
"We are especially pleased to announce that the selection of the individual to fill this crucial position has come from within the ranks of our highly qualified management team," said Pedro Reyes, credit union board chair. "The Board has given Donna its full support and confidence to carry out all of the duties of our CEO. As a result, we will forego a search for other candidates at this time."
Senior Vice President of Marketing Scott Ingram confirmed to Credit Union Times The Golden 1 is no longer searching for other CEO candidates.
Bland replaces outgoing CEO Teresa Halleck, who accepted the president/CEO position at the $5 billion San Diego County Credit Union; Halleck's first day at SDCCU will be Aug. 16.
Bland has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including 16 years at The Golden One.