Qualstar Credit Union (Bothell, WA) hires Michael Bishop as Senior Vice President of Operations

Operations executive brings 20 years of banking and operations experience to credit union

BOTHELL, WA (October 5, 2023) — Michael Bishop recently joined Qualstar Credit Union as Senior Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Bishop will provide leadership and direction to Qualstar’s retail branches, member contact center, and operations support area.

“We are excited to have Michael join our senior management team.” said Michael Elfstrom, Qualstar Credit Union CEO. “His extensive experience in credit union leadership will help us continue to evolve the member experience.”

Bishop has 20 years’ experience leading consumer banking strategy and operations. Prior to joining Qualstar, Bishop worked at Salal Credit Union as Vice President of Retail Banking. He has also held leadership positions at BECU and Wells Fargo. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Northern Arizona University, graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School, and is a certified Credit Union Development Educator.

“Qualstar members trust their credit union to be their financial partner and improve their lives through financial education. As SVP of Operations, I’m thrilled to partner with such a talented team, and add meaningful value to the organization and membership,” said Bishop.

About Qualstar Credit Union

Qualstar Credit Union was founded in 1952 as a credit union for Safeway employees. It currently has more than 69,000 members and over $780 million in assets. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, its membership is open to employees of Safeway, King County/Metro and local trades unions; and is open to everyone who lives, works, or worships in Washington State.


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