Hank Sigmon

  • First Tech FCU Names CEO

    First Tech Federal Credit Union announced the appointment of Gregory Mitchell as its new president/CEO, effective immediately. Mitchell previously served as CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust Bank.

  • Veteran Banker Takes Helm of First Tech Credit Union

    Gregory Mitchell, former CEO of First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust Bank, succeeds Benson Porter, now CEO at BECU.

  • First Tech Forecasts Lengthy CEO Search

    No date set for replacement to be named for Benson Porter, newly appointed CEO at BECU.

  • CEO Talent Pool Is Shrinking Due to Specialization

    The $1.7 billion GECU of El Paso, Texas, just selected GECU Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Crystal Long to succeed President/CEO Harriet May following her retirement on March 31. Meanwhile, the $5 billion, Palo Alto, Calif.-based First Tech Credit Union is saying goodbye to President/CEO Benson Porter, who...

  • BECU Names Porter

    In an unforeseen management shift, Benson Porter, president/CEO of the $5 billion First Tech Federal Credit Union of Palo Alto, Calif., will be taking over the $9.7 billion BECU of Tukwila, Wash., next April, succeeding retiring CEO Gary Oakland.

  • Return to Seattle Roots Figured in Porter Switch

    Benson Porter said the chance to return to his native Seattle was a major factor in his decision to leave First Tech.

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