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Russ Rosendal

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Russell first served Salal as its Chief Financial Officer from 2008 until being selected to fill the CEO role in 2012. A proven strategic, high integrity, energetic leader, Russell is a passionate advocate of the credit union and its members. Before coming to Salal, Russell was the vice president of the Finance, Planning and Analysis Group/Home Loans for Washington Mutual. Prior to Washington Mutual, Russell was executive vice president/chief financial officer and corporate secretary at Foundation Bank in Bellevue and executive vice president/chief financial officer and corporate secretary at Cascade Bank in Everett.

Russell earned a Masters of Business Administration from City University in Seattle and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington. He lives in Kirkland with his family.

 

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Sheryl Kirchmeier

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Sheryl has extensive experience in developing successful marketing programs. Her initiatives are driven by strategic thinking, competitive research and marketplace analysis, and most importantly, member and staff input and feedback. Before coming to Salal, Sheryl served as Senior Vice President, Northern West Coast Division Marketing Manager at Bank of America and Senior Group Product Manager/First Vice President at JP Morgan Chase. Sheryl has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Washington State University and lives in Seattle with her husband and children.

 

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Skott Pope

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, RETAIL FINANCIAL SERVICES

Skott’s skill at building and leading effective sales teams is based on a deep understanding of members’ needs and wants. He has a proven track record of creating staff training and professional development programs to help staff be the best service providers possible. Skott focuses on education, believing only a knowledgeable employee is equipped to handle the needs of a diverse membership. Before Salal, Skott served as Senior Manager of Member Solutions at BECU and AVP of Corporate Communications for Washington Mutual.

 

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Robert Schweigert

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF LENDING OFFICER

Bob leads our Business Services, Lending, and Member Solutions teams. A graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Bob is skilled in managing profitable lending business units and designing and implementing new products and services. Bob came to Salal from Wells Fargo where he was a Vice President – Senior Private Banker. Prior to Wells Fargo, Bob was Vice President of Lending at 1st Security Bank of Washington. An avid golfer and cyclist, Bob can be found enjoying his rare free, sunny days on the links or on the trails.

 

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Geoff Swarts

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INFORMATION & RISK OFFICER

Geoff’s long tenure in the financial services industry means there’s little he hasn’t seen. A Six Sigma Black Belt, Geoff knows the importance of involving experts across all divisions in problem solving and strategic planning. He is committed to maintaining Salal’s focus on our members while drawing on our many resources to keep our Credit Union stable and growing. Geoff comes to Salal after thirty years with Bank of America where he served as SVP/Process Design Consultant – Retail Sales; SVP/Quality & Productivity Executive – West Division, and SVP/Senior Finance Manager – West Division.

 

Board of Directors

 

Dick Woo
Chairman
Laura McMillan
Vice Chair
Sharon Dooley
Lisa Johnson
Secretary
Alan Lederman Jamie Lee
Joe LePla Brian Luong Annette Murphy