Origence announces new board officers and members

CENTENNIAL, CO (May 4, 2023) — Origence, the nation’s leading provider of lending technology solutions for credit unions, has announced the results of their board of directors election during the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

The new board members are:

  • Bob McKay, president & CEO of Together Credit Union, St. Louis, MO, an incumbent director
  • Ron Neumann, president & CEO of OCCU, formerly associate director
  • Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott, president & CEO of Vantage West Credit Union, formerly associate director

The Board also recognized two board members who had reached their term limits.

The Board elected the following officers:

  • Chairperson: Erin Mendez, president & CEO of Patelco Credit Union
  • Vice Chairperson: Bob McKay, president & CEO of Together Credit Union
  • Secretary & Treasurer: Todd Marksberry, president & CEO of Canvas Credit Union

All board changes are effective as of April 20, 2023.

Also serving on the Board are Bill Cheney, president & CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Thayne Shaffer, president & CEO of America First Credit Union, Steph Sherrodd, president & CEO of Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, Kim Sponem, president & CEO of Summit Credit Union, Don Clark, president & CEO of Sound Credit Union (associate director), and Karen Roch, president & CEO of Credit Union West (associate director).

Board members who had reached their term limits and were recognized at the annual meeting were Jim Laffoon, president & CEO of Security Service Federal Credit Union, who had served as Director from 2014 to 2023, and Chairperson from 2021 to 2023, along with Keith Sultemeier, president & CEO of Kinecta Federal Credit Union, who had served as director from 2013 to 2023, and as chairperson from 2019 to 2021.

“I am honored to welcome our new board members and officers and grateful for all the years of service that Jim and Keith provided to Origence,” said Tony Boutelle, president and CEO of Origence. “Their terms coincided with one of the most successful and exciting periods in our company’s history. I am confident our new board will help us sustain that success.”

About Origence

Origence provides lending technology solutions credit unions need to advance their total origination experience. We were established in 1994 as a credit union service organization (CUSO) and have helped thousands of credit unions process more than 88 million applications for $551 billion in funded loans. Our solutions include indirect lending, loan and account origination, auto shopping, marketing automation, lending operations, and more. Origence was named the 2023 CUSO of the year by NACUSO. Learn more at and follow us on X and LinkedIn.


Alison Barksdale

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