As a member-owned cooperative, we’re proud to be governed by a board of dedicated volunteers directly elected by you, our loyal members. This year, we have three well-qualified nominees who have been vetted by our Board Nominations Committee, for the open board positions.
In accordance with our credit union bylaws, all nominees who are approved for election by the Nominations Committee, may be Elected by Acclamation at the Annual meeting, if there is only one nominee for each vacancy. Election by Acclamation is defined as an oral vote of approval taken without formal ballot. No nominations shall be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Nominees for Board of Directors
Susan Brown | Nominee – Board of Directors
Susan is the Finance and Accounting Services Manager for the City of Gresham, where she has been since March 2015 after almost 16 years working for Multnomah County in various roles within the Finance Division. Accounting Services at the City is responsible for the City’s financial management and reporting including cash, investment and debt management, financial analysis, general ledger, capital and cost accounting, grant accounting, internal control management, annual financial audit and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and various other accounting and reporting functions. Susan is a licensed CPA, and has earned an MBA in Accounting and an Executive MPA. Susan has been a volunteer with Point West for nine years, beginning on the Supervisory Committee in 2008, serving on the Board of Directors since 2011, and serving as the Board Chair since 2016.
Graham Eichman | Nominee – Board of Directors
Graham has dedicated his entire career to building long lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with customers. He brings over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership roles. In his current role as Director of Business Development for AltSource, Inc., a local software development company, he spends his time building and managing teams that are focused on driving value through a dedication to customer success. Graham has been a member of Point West for over 20 years and volunteered for the Board of Directors for the last two.
Mark Oliver | Nominee – Board of Directors
Mark Oliver has been providing financial capabilities services in Portland’s nonprofit sector for many years, which since 2011 has taken the form of teaching newly arrived immigrants how to build their credit and otherwise prosper in the context of the new financial system used in their adopted country. Currently, he is a program coordinator in the financial coaching and asset-building programs at Metropolitan Family Service, a social services agency that began “moving lives forward” in the Portland metro region in 1950. He helps speakers of Spanish, French, Indonesian and English build their credit in their native languages, and is a passionate believer that consumer rights protections and expansion of financial knowledge stand at the forefront of social justice issues in the United States these days. He has been a member of Point West Credit Union since learning that the credit union is a trend-setter in these same issues, in 2015.
Voting will occur in person at the Annual Meeting on May 2nd, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!