California credit union replaces fired CEO

The new CEO joined CoastHills in 2015 as chief information officer.

CoastHills Credit Union said Thursday it has picked a new chief executive from within its ranks five months after firing its CEO.

CoastHills ($1.1 billion in assets, 67,443 members) chose Paul Cook as president/CEO of the credit union based in Lompoc, on the Pacific Coast about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The board of CoastHills fired Jeff York as president/CEO March 16 after an internal investigation into alleged “inappropriate management behavior.” Dal Widick, who had retired from the credit union in 2015 as a senior vice president, then agreed to return as interim CEO.


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