Karen Roch appointed Associate Director on the Origence Board of Directors

One of two female credit union executives appointed from Arizona

GLENDALE, AZ (January 26, 2023) — Karen Roch, President/CEO of Credit Union West, was recently appointed to the Origence Board of Directors as an Associate Director. In this governance role, Roch will help create strategic priorities for the organization that focus on innovative, technology-driven solutions in the consumer lending area.

“The future of our industry depends on how we can adopt technology to meet our members’ lending needs,” said Roch. “I am excited to share insight from the Arizona market to make this technology more impactful to our communities.”

Included in the company’s recent announcement, four other Associate Directors were appointed to the Board in the same capacity. From this group, Roch was one of two female executives appointed from Arizona-based credit unions.

Origence, headquartered in Irvine, California, is the nation’s leading developer of lending software technology for the credit union industry. The company focuses on providing financial technology that elevates the origination experience to increase loan volume, create efficiencies, and grow accounts.

With Origence, financial institutions can originate consumer loans with greater levels of productivity and increased scale while also delivering a convenient and personalized borrower experience.

Karen Roch

About Credit Union West

The Credit Union West tradition had the honor of beginning in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union. Originally located on Luke Air Force Base, the organization’s mission was to enhance the lives of military members and their families through being a trusted provider of financial services. Today, Credit Union West embraces the same commitment to the military and now has expanded to include all who live, work or worship in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache, and Gila counties. Credit Union West serves over 90,000 members with more than $1.1 billion in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at

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