Columbia Credit Union’s new leader is actually a familiar face. Interim CEO Steve Kenny has officially been named president/CEO of the $745 million credit union. The former Columbia CU chief operating officer has been serving as interim CEO since May 2009 following then President/CEO Parker Cann’s move to become senior vice president and corporate counsel of Boeing Employees Credit Union. “Steve has provided Columbia members with excellent leadership and service for many years and is well established and well suited to lead the credit union into the next decade,” said Columbia CU Board Chairman Chuck McDonald. Kenny is credited with the design and construction of Columbia CU’s two award-winning sustainable-built branches located in Washougal and at Vancouver’s Grand Central Marketplace. With over 30 years in the financial services arena, Kenny has held key positions ranging from operations supervisor, loan officer, branch manager and e-commerce product manager to senior vice president risk management/general services. “I appreciate this opportunity to direct the future of an organization that, over the past 57 years, has become an integral part of this community. I firmly believe in the credit union philosophy of providing our members with the value and tools they need to achieve financial success.” Columbia CU is headquartered in Vancouver, Wash.

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