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.
Gregory Mitchell, former CEO of First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust Bank, succeeds Benson Porter, now CEO at BECU.
No date set for replacement to be named for Benson Porter, newly appointed CEO at BECU.
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...
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.
Benson Porter said the chance to return to his native Seattle was a major factor in his decision to leave First Tech.