Northwest Federal mourns the passing of former CEO Chris McDonald

HERNDON, VA (May 11, 2018) — Northwest Federal Credit Union was saddened to learn of the passing of its former CEO, Chris McDonald, on May 10 after a long battle with cancer. McDonald joined Northwest Federal in September 2012 and retired due to health concerns in February of 2017.

Before joining the Northwest Federal team, McDonald served as CEO at Andrews Federal Credit Union in Suitland, Maryland. Prior to being CEO at Andrews, he held the positions of CEO of Mobiloil Federal Credit Union in Beaumont and EVP of Finance and Information Systems at First Community Credit Union in Houston. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Northwest Capital Management, the Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation, and the Credit Union Executives Society. McDonald began his long career as a state regulator in Texas.

“It is with great sadness that we learned of Chris’ passing. He was a friend as well as a colleague and served Northwest Federal and its members faithfully for many years,” said Northwest Federal’s President and CEO, Jeff Bentley. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”

McDonald is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cindy, as well as seven children and nine grandchildren.

Chris McDonald

About Northwest Federal Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., the Northwest Why statement is to serve and inspire to transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 280,000 members and has assets in excess of $4 billion. For more information, visit or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.


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