Carmen Vigil serves as the Assistant Vice President of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role she has the pleasure of connecting with various micro-communities across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho including Credit Union Chapters, Councils, Leaders of Small Credit Unions, Young Credit Union Professionals, Alumni of Western CUNA Management School, and more. She serves as a member of the Juntos Avanzamos Advisory Board and volunteers for various organizations including Financial Beginnings and the Treehouse Graduation Success program.

Carmen has worked in the credit union movement for over seven years and has been named a Trailblazer under 40 by Credit Union Times. Prior to her role at the NWCUA, she worked in several roles at Rivermark Community Credit Union where she was active on multiple committees including Community and Governmental Affairs. She also served as a board member for the Young Credit Union Professionals (YCUP) networking group. Carmen graduated from Portland State University in 2013 with a degree in political science.

Carmen is a proud Credit Union Development Educator. She is constantly in awe of the impact that credit unions make in the communities they serve. A true believer in the power of collaboration, Carmen is passionate about building connections with people and helping them succeed.

Keara Donick

Senior Manager, Marketing

Phone: 208.297.5942

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x304

kdonick@nwcua.org

Keara Donick is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Senior Manager of Marketing. In this role, she crafts and executes against strategic marketing plans, creating effective print and digital marketing collateral that promotes the Association’s members and the Credit Union Movement. Donick holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations from The Pennsylvania State University and […]

Mark Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Member Engagement

Phone: 503.350.2241

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x241

mgonzalez@nwcua.org

Mark Gonzalez serves as the Senior Manager of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he strengthens cooperation and collaboration amongst credit unions within the Northwest by strategically managing programs, initiatives, and events that create new and innovative programs for the region’s Micro-Communities and Councils, increasing credit union awareness and NWCUA […]

Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

VP, Communications & Public Affairs

Phone: 503.350.2225

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x225

lheider@nwcua.org

Lynn Heider, Northwest Credit Union Association’s Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, leads the Association’s internal and external public relations, public awareness, media outreach, media training, and crisis management efforts. Heider has a wide range of educational experience, starting with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She’s also achieved FEMA Incident Command […]

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Senior Manager, Events & Programs

Phone: 206.790.4316

Toll-free: 800.995.9064

rlee@nwcua.org

Ryan Lee is the Senior Manager of Events and Programs for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he works with various team members to ensure the operational success of Association events and programs, and deliver a phenomenal experience to Northwest credit unions. He supports the Association’s events and programming efforts with logistics coordination, […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

VP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 503.641.8420

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x108

mlovejoy@nwcua.org

Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). In this role, she works with all Association departments. Lovejoy implements project management tools and methodology, assisting staff in meeting their goals. She’s always working to increase staff efficiency by providing these tools and improving workflows. Lovejoy, who has […]

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

Director, Programming

Phone: 503.350.2220

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x220

hmiller@nwcua.org

Holly Miller serves as Director of Programming for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She collaborates with various teams to create polished events that best serve member credit unions. She assists in developing project plans, coordinating logistics, managing events, database management, and administrative support. She comes to the Association from a background of varied experiences including […]

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Manager, Communications

Phone: 208.713.9596

jmiller@nwcua.org

Jenny Miller is the Communications Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she oversees NWCUA’s weekly newsletter, Anthem, and contributes to it weekly as a lead writer. She also contributes toward the organization’s various communications plans, unifying credit union voices to strengthen the Movement. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis […]

Christine Ruzzi

AVP, Enterprise Engagement

Phone: 503.350.2206

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x206

cruzzi@nwcua.org

Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take full advantage of the resources available to them through the Association, matching their needs with everything the Association has to offer. Before coming to the Association, Ruzzi spent 16 years in the accounting industry, serving […]

Ben Shuey

Specialist, Digital Marketing & Analytics

Phone: 208.297.5421

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x307

bshuey@nwcua.org

Ben Shuey is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist. In this role, he is in charge of managing the Association’s website, helping in the creation of the weekly Anthem newsletter, creating relevant marketing and other member communications, and tracking and analyzing web analytics. Shuey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business […]

Danielle Sittu

Danielle Sittu

SVP, Marketing & Communications

Phone: 206.519.9405

dsittu@nwcua.org

Danielle Sittu is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she is responsible for developing the Association’s strategic direction for internal and external communications, including public relations, programming and events, digital and print marketing, and social media. She also directs the Association’s member engagement strategy, and […]