OCCU announces VP of Payment and Digital Services

EUGENE, OR (August 12, 2021) — OCCU has hired longtime payment executive Aris Jerahian as vice president of Payment and Digital Services.

Jerahian is a seasoned payment executive with nearly 30 years of experience across the United States. He brings a reputation as a proven strategist with a history of achieving corporate growth objectives for credit, debit, ATM and ACH payments

As OCCU’s VP of Payment and Digital Services, Jerahian will lead OCCU’s growth objectives and vision for frictionless member experiences and operational excellence across all facets of payment and digital services. He will lead OCCU’s payment and digital teams as they support member expectations in payment products and services, as well as digital offerings across multiple channels.

Jerahian holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Baghdad. He serves on the council of advisors for Gerson Lehrman Group, and as a board member for the Arizona Consortium for the Arts and CB Insight. He is the author of, “Courage to Change Eight Dynamics to Challenge Your Outlook on Life.”

Aris Jerahian

About OCCU

OCCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $3.4 billion in assets. The credit union was founded in Eugene, OR, in 1956, and has an expanding network of branches and web tools to provide its more than 260,000 member-owners with a full suite of financial services. Membership is open to anyone living or working in 28 Oregon counties or anywhere in Washington. Learn more at


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