Gesa Credit Union Announces the Resignation of President & CEO Christina Lethlean and Appointment of Interim CEO Don Miller

RICHLAND, WA (June 25, 2013) Gesa Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board of Directors reported that Christina Lethlean, Gesa’s President and CEO, has decided to resign from Gesa Credit Union effective July 5, 2013, citing that her decision to leave Gesa is centered around her desire to seek new challenges.

The Board of Directors thanks Christina for her years of service and for navigating Gesa through the growth that our credit union has experienced over the last several years. Christina’s foresight led to an augmentation of Gesa’s products and services which helped to attract new business and resulted in growth in the number of members choosing Gesa as their primary financial institution. During her tenure, financial performance improved and the credit union achieved significant strategic milestones.

The Board of Directors wishes Christina success in her future endeavors.

Effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Don Miller, Chief Sales Officer, as Interim CEO. Don has been with Gesa since 1987, and has served in a variety of executive roles throughout his career.

Gesa Credit Union has served Washington State’s Tri-Cities community since 1953, and is one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.3 billion in assets and 113,000 members at March 31, 2013. Gesa is a full service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 12 branch offices in the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and East Wenatchee communities. Gesa also supports seven student-operated high school branches — the most in the state. Gesa’s commitment to local communities includes support for Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, annual youth scholarships, and free financial seminars open to members and the general public. For more information visit

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