Leadership

Annual Meeting 2021

Columbia Credit Union’s Annual Meeting was held under Special Rules adopted by the Board for a “socially distanced” meeting on May 4, 2021.  Attendance was limited to a few essential employees and our Board Chair, but was recorded and can be viewed right here. Minutes from the 2021 Annual Meeting will be available here following our July Board of Directors meeting.

MEET THE BOARD

Columbia CU Leadership

Columbia Credit Union is a cooperative financial institution with strategic leadership from our Board of Directors and audit oversight by our Supervisory Committee. Columbia CU is a state-chartered credit union regulated by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) at the state level and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) at the federal level.

Board of Directors

Kelly Love Zuercher

Chair

Official Since: 2015
Director Since: 2015
Term Expires: 2024
Committees: Executive, Policy Review

Member Since: 1991 

Residency: Vancouver, WA 

Employment Status: Full-time 

Education: Washington State University – BA Humanities; Everett Community College – AA Communications 

Employment History: Marketing Director, Vancouver Clinic – 2021-present; Chief Communications Officer, Clark College – 2019-2021; Community-Media Relations, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center – 2015-2019; CEO/President, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce – 2010–2015; District Director, U.S. Rep. Brian Baird – 2005-2010; News Reporter/Anchor KGW TV – 1991-2005; News Reporter/Anchor KUTV TV – 1987-1991 

Community/Volunteer Services: Prior Board Member: The Children’s Center, Association of Washington Business, Leadership Clark County and Workforce Southwest Washington. Board Member, TV Washington – 2020-present.

Carol Van Natta

Vice Chair

Official Since: 2017
Director Since: 2017
Term Expires: 2023
Committees: Executive, Board Development

Member Since: 2016

Residency: Camas, WA

Employment Status: Retired 

Education: University of Missouri, Kansas City – MPA Nonprofit Management; Portland State University – BA English

Employment History: Executive Director, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation – 2013-2019; Vice President, Oregon State University Foundation, Portland Office – 2008-2013; Vice Chancellor for Advancement, University of Washington, Tacoma – 2002-2008; Director of Development, College of Business, University of Denver – 2000-2002; Director of Development, Schools of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio – 1998-2000; Special Assistant to the President, University of Texas at San Antonio – 1993-1998; Development Officer, Henry W. Bloch School of Business and School of Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City – 1986-1993

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Member, Identity Clark County – 2013-present; Board Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation – 2013-present; Chair, Campaign for St. Luke Lutheran Church – 2013-present; Past President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon/SW Washington Chapter – 2011-2013; Board Member, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry – 2010-2013

Eric Sawyer

Secretary

Official Since: 2017
Director Since: 2017
Term Expires: 2024
Committees: Executive, Board Development

Member Since: 2015

Residency: Camas, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Central Washington University, BS Communications

Employment History: Area Manager, BBSI Preferred Payroll – 2009-present; Mortgage Lending – 2000 to 2009; Business Relations, KNDO NBC – 1996-1999

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Chair, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 2014-2015; Member, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 2011-present; Volunteer for Share House, Salvation Army, Mount St. Helens Institute, Gardner School, Humane Society and other Clark County non-profit organizations; Youth Baseball Coach, 2000-present

Joseph Vance

Treasurer

Official Since: 2019
Director Since: 2019
Term Expires: 2022
Committees: Executive, Financial Performance

Member Since: 2018

Residency: Ridgefield, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: University of Washington –JD, Law; Brigham Young University-BS, Sociology

Employment History: Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn – 2006-present; Associate/Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine – 1995-2006

Community/Volunteer Services: President, Rotary Foundation of Vancouver – 2017-present; Board member, Ridgefield School District – 2011-present; Board member, Boys & Girls Club of SW Washington – 2011-2015; Board member, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – 2007-2010

Max Ault

Director

Official Since: 2019
Director Since: 2019
Term Expires: 2022
Committees: Policy Review

Member Since: 2015

Residency: Ridgefield, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Washington State University – BA Public Administration; Leadership Clark County, 2018

Employment History: Chief Strategy Officer, LSW Architects – 2020-present; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, Washington State University – 2019-2020; Interim President/EVP, Columbia River Economic Development Council – 2014-2019; Operations Manager, Cascade Forest Conservancy – 2013-2014; Special Assistant, Office of the Chancellor, Washington State University Vancouver – 2013

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Member, WSUV Advisory Council – 2018-2020; Board Member, Community Outreach & Engagement Committee, The Historic Trust – 2017-present; Board Member, National Board of Advisories, WSU Carson College of Business – 2016-present; Board Member, Cascadia Tech Academy Foundation – 2015-present; Board Member, Innovative Services NW – 2014-2016

Tracey Malone

Director

Official Since: 2020
Director Since: 2020
Term Expires: 2023
Committees: Board Development

Member Since: 2011

Residency: Vancouver, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Clark College – AA Degree

Employment History: Vice President, Halbert Construction Services – 2011-present; Project Coordinator, Schlecht Construction, 1998-2011

Community/Volunteer Services: Director, Camas School Board – 2017-present; Board Member, SW WA Contractors Association – 2009-present; Board Member, Cascadia Tech Academy – 2015-present; Committee member, Providence Academy Property Committee – 2019-present; Committee Member, Leadership Clark County – 2015-present

Julianna Marler

Director

Official Since: 2019
Director Since: 2019
Term Expires: 2022
Committees: Policy Review

Member Since: 1998

Residency: Battle Ground, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Washington State University – BA Business Administration; Clark College – Associates Degree

Employment History: Chief Executive Officer, Port of Vancouver USA – 2008-present

Community/Volunteer Services: Board member, Association of Washington Businesses – 2019-present; Advisory Council, WSU-Vancouver – 2016-present; Board member, American Association of Port Authorities – 2017-present; Board member, Greater Portland, Inc. – 2016-present; Board member, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce – 2016-present

Dena Strong

Director

Official Since: 2020
Director Since: 2020
Term Expires: 2023
Committees: Financial Performance

Member Since: 2019

Residency: Camas, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Washington State University – BS Business Administration

Employment History: President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Services NW – 2018-present; Vice President of Operations, Innovative Services NW – 2016-2018; Principle, DM Strong Consulting – 2015-2016; President and CEO, Mikatomi Holdings – 2010-2014

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Member, Parent Advisory Board, Camas School District – 2018-present; Member, Early Childhood Development Association of Washington – 2018-present; Coach, Camas/Washougal Soccer Academy – 2016-2018

Marci White-Stumpf

Director

Official Since: 2015
Director Since: 2015
Term Expires: 2024
Committees: Financial Performance

Member Since: 2010

Residency: Vancouver, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Washington State University – BA Business Administration; Clark College – AA General Studies

Employment History: CPA, Peterson & Associates – 2005-present; Office Assistant, First Pacific Associates – 2003-2005; CNA, Woodland Care Center – 1997-2002

Community/Volunteer Services: Finance Committee Member, Northwest Assoc. of Blind Athletes – 2013-present; Volunteer, Clark County Food Bank 2000-present; Volunteer, PTA Truman Elementary – 2011-2013; Board Director, Young Professionals of Vancouver – 2006-2013

Supervisory Committee

Dick Thompson

Supervisory Committee Chair

Official Since: 2014
Term Expires: 2022

Member Since: 2004

Residency: Woodland, WA

Employment Status: Retired

Education: University of Washington – B.S. Business Administration; Clark College – General Studies

Employment History: Owner, Thompson Financial Services, – 2000 – 2017; Owner, Thompson & Associates, CPAs – 1976 – 2017

Community/Volunteer Services: Major Gifts and Finance Committees, Columbia Land Trust – 2006 – 2019; Board Member, Committee Member and Past Treasurer, Vancouver Rotary Foundation – 1997 – present; District Audit Chairman, Rotary District 5100 – 2012–2014; Board Member and Disaster Chairman, Red Cross – 1975-2005; Member, American Legion/Voiture 40 et 8 – 1977-present; Lifetime/Active Member of numerous Fisheries/Environmental Groups

Paul Montague

Supervisory Committee Vice Chair

Official Since: 2009
Term Expires: 2023

Member Since: 2000

Residency: Vancouver, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: North Carolina State University – BA Economics; University of Southern California – MA Communications Management

Employment History: Owner, Paul Montague Tax Preparation, LLC 2016-present; Executive Director, Responsive Leadership Institute – 2014-present; Executive Director, Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce – 2014-2016; Executive Director, Identity Clark County – 2011-2014; Membership Services Director, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce – 2005-2011; Insurance agent & Registered Representative, NW Financial Group – 2002-2004; Key Account Executive, Siemens Carrier Networks – 1999-2002

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Director, Columbia Credit Union – 2009-2017; Board Director/Chair, Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation – 2009-2015, then 2017-present; Board Director/President, Greater Clark County Rotary Club – 2008-2014; Board Director/Treasurer, Greater Clark County Rotary Foundation – 2013-2015; Sponsorship Chair, Vancouver Relay for Life – 2007-2011; Member at Large, Bicycle Advisory Committee – 2008-2010

Tony Jackson

Supervisory Committee Member

Official Since: 2013
Term Expires: 2022

Member Since: 2001

Residency: Battle Ground, WA

Employment Status: Full-time

Education: Washington State University – B.A. business administration; Andrews University – MBA business administration

Employment History: Controller, CareOregon, Inc. – 2018 – present, Controller, FamilyCare, Inc. – 2012 – 2018; Senior Financial Analyst, FamilyCare, Inc. – 2011-2012; Accountant III, The Regence Group – 2004-2011

Community/Volunteer Services: Treasurer, Meadow Glade SDA Church – 2006-2009

Tim Schauer

Supervisory Committee Member

Official Since: 2021
Term Expires: 2024

Member Since: 1990 

Residency: Camas, WA 

Employment Status: Full Time

Education: University of Washington – BS Civil Engineering

Employment History: Vice President Director of Land Development, MacKay Sposito, Inc. –2020-present; President/CEO, MacKay Sposito, Inc. – 2008-2020; Civil Engineer/Planner, MacKay Sposito, Inc. – 1991-2008; Principal/Shareholder, MacKay Sposito, Inc. – 2000-present

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Member & Chairman, Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) – 2008-2018; Board Member & Chairman, Economic Development Council (CREDC) – 2010-2017 and 2019-present; Board Member & Chairman, Association of Washington Business (AWB) – 2010-present; Co-Chair, Stronger Vancouver’s ESC – 2010-2019; Commissioner, Vancouver Planning Commission – 2020-present

Lynn Valenter

Supervisory Committee Member

Official Since: 2021
Term Expires: 2024

Member Since: 2012 

Residency: Camas, WA 

Employment Status: Full-time 

Education: Cornell University – BS Hotel Administration; Washington State University – MBA Business

Employment History: Vice Chancellor, Washington State University – 1997-present

Community/Volunteer Services: Board Director, Columbia Credit Union – 2012-2018; Board Member and Chair, NACUBO – 2014-2021; Board Member and President, WACUBO – 2008-present; Director and Executive Committee, Interstate Bridge Replacement Project – 2020-present

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Leadership Compensation

Email the Board of Directors at BoardMembers@ColumbiaCU.org.