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Northwest FCU Welcomes New, Familiar Faces

Both new and familiar faces will play key roles at Northwest Federal Credit Union as 2013 gets underway.

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Chris McDonald

Taking the reins at Northwest Federal — one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with $2.5 billion in assets and serving 117,000 members — is new President/CEO Chris McDonald. He succeeds Gerrianne “Winky” Burks, who retired after a 41-year career at the Credit Union. McDonald has extensive credit union experience gained over 28 years, most recently serving as CEO of Andrews Federal Credit Union in Suitland, Md.

He first began working with Northwest Federal last fall, working closely with the board and senior management team to ensure a smooth transition of leadership, as well as continuing the progressive and innovative work for which the Credit Union is known.

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Jesse Boyer

Also new to the Credit Union’s executive team is Jesse Boyer, Senior Vice President and Division Executive for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union. Boyer served as the EVP/COO/CIO of REALTORS® Federal Credit Union prior to its merger into Northwest Federal this past summer.

In 2011, Boyer was recognized as one of Credit Union Executive Society’s’ “Rising 100” up-and-coming credit union executives.

Another familiar face is Northwest Federal Board Member Martin Edwards, Jr. CCIM, who has been nominated for reappointment to the Board. Edwards was Chairman of the board for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union when it merged with Northwest Federal last summer, and joined its board at that time.