Gayle Gustafson wins 2016 Phil Greer award

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2016)CUNA Lending Council presented its 2016 Phil Greer Award to Gayle Gustafson, VP Lending at Rivermark Community CU in Beaverton, Ore. Named for the late Phil Greer, senior vice president of loan administration for State Employees CU, the award recognizes a Council member who exemplifies the leadership, passion and commitment Greer brought to the lending profession.

“In Gayle, we see a resolute, savvy lending leader reminiscent of Phil Greer,” said Bob Stowell, CUNA Lending Council Chair and SVP/Chief Strategy Officer, Firefly CU. “Professionals like her are what separate the credit union movement from other financial services options, and we are honored to present her this award.”

Gustafson has worked in credit unions for 34 years. As VP Lending, she oversees Rivermark Community CU’s consumer, mortgage and business lending as well as collections and compliance. Prior to Rivermark, she worked as VP Human Resources & Corporate Culture at SELCO CU in Eugene, Ore. and in positions at various California credit unions.


Since 2002, Gustafson has been a member of CUNA Lending Council, and she served on the Executive Committee from 2008 to 2015. During her time as the chair of the membership committee, CUNA Lending Council grew in membership by 40%. She currently chairs the Northwestern Credit Union Association Regulatory Advisory Committee.

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