OCCU CEO Mandy Jones retiring; Neumann to take reins

EUGENE, OR (January 19, 2018) — OCCU CEO Mandy Jones has announced her retirement, while the state’s second largest credit union continues to expand throughout Oregon.

Jones said Thursday that she will retire on April 6, 2018, after 12 years as CEO and 17 years with OCCU. She became OCCU’s CEO in 2006. Under her leadership, the credit union grew from $730 million to $1.7 billion in assets and membership expanded 61% from 93,000 to more than 150,000.

“In the time Mandy has led OCCU, the credit union has more than doubled in size, which has enabled OCCU to offer excellent products and services to our members. Every decision Mandy makes starts with two questions, ‘What is best for the members?’ and ‘What is the right thing to do?’ Her personal commitment to our members and our communities is reflected throughout the organization,” noted Beverly Anderson, Chair of the OCCU Board of Directors.

During her tenure as CEO, Jones has spearheaded support for OCCU’s major community giving activities and involvement, including its Community Outreach for Employees (CORE) Volunteer Program, Volunteer Day, Shred Fest and OCCU’s active programming and donations for Children’s Miracle Network, United Way of Lane County and hundreds of nonprofits, as well as the more than $1 million in scholarships to PathwayOregon at the University of Oregon. Jones is also the Immediate Past Board Chair of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce and has been active on both credit union and community boards. Prior to being CEO, Jones served as the credit union’s Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw all credit union operations.

Ron Neumann will succeed Jones as CEO on April 2, 2018. Currently OCCU’s Executive Vice President, Neumann has been with OCCU since 2010. As Executive Vice President, hepresently oversees lending and lending services, credit and production services, finance, technology, business intelligence and administrative functions, including compliance, risk management, security, continuous process improvement, and facilities.

Prior to becoming Executive Vice President in 2017, Neumann served as OCCU’s Chief Financial Officer, where he oversaw finance, technology, business intelligence, administrative functions and human resources.

“The OCCU Board of Directors worked hard to fulfill its responsibilities to hire the next CEO. We envisioned OCCU in 2025 and asked ourselves what skills and qualities would be needed to achieve that vision. Then we watched Ron demonstrate his leadership abilities,” said Anderson. “It became increasingly clear that he had exactly what we needed. Ron has the vision, talent, enthusiasm and leadership to take OCCU into the future.”

Neumann said, “I am honored to follow in Mandy’s footsteps and am truly appreciative of the trust and confidence the Board has placed in me. We will continue our journey at OCCU to live our brand and practice our core values while serving our membership. I am very excited for the future of this organization.”

In addition to his work at OCCU, Neumann currently serves on the Executive Committee for the United Way of Lane County’s Board of Directors. Recently, he was appointed as a Board Member for CU Benefits Alliance and isalso a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Northwest Credit Union Association. Neumann received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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About Oregon Community Credit Union

OCCU was founded in 1956 in Eugene, Oregon. Today, as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, OCCU has more than $3 billion in assets and serves more than 250,000 members through digital channels and 12 Oregon branches in Eugene, Junction City, Keizer, Salem, Springfield and Wilsonville. Most members live in Oregon and the state of Washington. Others reside throughout the United States and even abroad, keeping their membership active through online and mobile banking. Learn more at


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