OCCU celebrates staff achievements

EUGENE, OR (August 4, 2022) — OCCU is proud to announce new academic degrees, certifications and professional designations recently earned by staff members.

At OCCU, growth and education opportunities are an important tool for employee retention and succession planning. Join OCCU in congratulating:

Emily Hendrickson, marketing specialist, Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Cum Laude from Portland State University.

 Heather Metcalf, financial advisor, accredited Wealth Management Advisor.

 Ellie Novrit, senior financial crimes specialist, ACAMS Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

 Gwen Engdall, human resources manager, Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.

 Cherie Kistner, director of communications, Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.

Laura Henry, operational excellence manager, Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner.

 Amber Stutzman, member loyalty manager, CUES Certified Credit Union Manager designation.

Michael Cassata, quality control lead, American Society for Quality Certified Quality Improvement Associate.

Ethan Russell, quality control specialist, American Society for Quality Certified Quality Improvement Associate.

 Erin Donnelly, senior release manager, Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster.

 Teresa Bailey, human resources specialist, CUNA Credit Union Human Resources Compliance Professional.

Meredith Strom, senior enrichment representative, notary public.

Bailey Sugg, title representative, notary public.

To promote career and development and training, the credit union is proud to offer a Scholars’ Program for eligible employees. This program reimburses tuition and relevant educational expenses of up to $5,000 per year.


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 271,000+ 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


Griffin Edwards
Community Engagement
Communications Specialist

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