As a valued OCCU member, I want you to be among the first to know that after having had the privilege of serving this organization as your CEO for the past 12 years and OCCU’s Chief Operations Officer for 5 years prior to that, I will be retiring and moving on to my next adventure.
Leading this organization and serving you has provided me with both passion and purpose that has fulfilled me in countless ways. I thank you for the trust and confidence that you place in OCCU each and every day.
My last day as CEO will be April 6, 2018, and I am excited to share that after much due diligence, the Board of Directors has unanimously agreed that the best candidate to serve as OCCU’s next CEO is our current Executive Vice President, Ron Neumann.
Ron has been with OCCU since 2010. During this time, he has served as Chief Financial Officer before being named Executive Vice President last year. His oversight of areas such as lending and lending services, credit and production services, finance, technology, business intelligence, and administrative functions, including compliance, risk management, security, continuous process improvement and facilities, as well as human resources, has prepared him well for this leadership role.
Beverly Anderson, Chair of the OCCU Board of Directors, recently had this to say about Ron, “The OCCU Board of Directors worked hard to fulfill its responsibilities to hire the next CEO. We envisioned OCCU in 2025 and asked ourselves what skills and qualities would be needed to achieve that vision. Then we watched Ron demonstrate his leadership abilities. It became increasingly clear that he had exactly what we needed. Ron has the vision, talent, enthusiasm and leadership to take OCCU into the future.”
Ron will officially succeed me as CEO on April 2, 2018, and OCCU will be in good hands. In the months ahead, we will share more information about him, so that you will get a chance to know OCCU’s new leader better.
Thank you again for giving me the honor of serving you. I look forward to ensuring a smooth transition and watching OCCU continue to serve its members, staff and communities in remarkable ways in the years ahead.