Columbia Credit Union promotes Lindsey Salvestrin to executive vice president

Lindsey Salvestrin
Lindsey Salvestrin

Salvestrin joined Columbia Credit Union in 2000 as a financial services officer at the Cascade Park branch and quickly became an operations supervisor and then branch manager within her first couple years on the team

VANCOUVER – Columbia Credit Union has promoted current COO Lindsey Salvestrin to the position of executive vice president and chief operations officer. As EVP, she will continue in her chief operations officer role while the credit union benefits from her insightful collaborations around its strategic direction.

Salvestrin joined Columbia Credit Union in 2000 as a financial services officer at the Cascade Park branch and quickly became an operations supervisor and then branch manager within her first couple years on the team. From 2006 to 2016 her talent for prioritizing and getting things done through successful collaborations and teamwork earned her several promotions related to support, digital and member experience including Operations & Project Support specialist, VP Support Services and VP Remote Services. In 2011, Lindsey became Columbia CU’s corporate project manager where she set the foundation for today’s Project Management Office before transitioning to a senior vice president and Service Delivery – Project Management role. In 2017, Salvestrin continued to expand her influence by overseeing the branch network and facilities departments in addition to her Digital Banking, Digital Cards and Support Services teams as SVP chief operations officer.

Over the years, Salvestrin has continued her passion for knowledge through the offerings of the Credit Union Executive Society, including the CEO Institute, the Product & Channel Management School and the Strategic Growth Institute. Lindsey is also a Certified Innovation Executive completing courses at MIT Sloan and Stanford through the CUES Strategic Innovation Institutes.

“I admire Lindsey for being a life-long learner and someone others want to follow,” said Columbia CU President & CEO Steve Kenny. “Whatever role Lindsey has been asked to tackle, she’s done it with professional curiosity and with a critical lens on the member experience.”

“I’m so excited to begin this new chapter,” said Salvestrin. “Moving forward we want to lean into our mission-critical hybrid of great people and smart technology, bringing people together to make life better for themselves and their communities at every chance we get.”

About Columbia Credit Union

Established in 1952, and serving over 103,000 members with local consumer, business, mortgage, investment and insurance services — Columbia Credit Union has over $2 billion in assets. Columbia Credit Union was voted Best in Business for nine years by The Vancouver Business Journal readers. Received the Workplace Excellence award from Peter Barron Stark Companies for well over a decade including 2021. The Portland Business Journal recognized Columbia Credit Union with Corporate Philanthropy Awards in 2017-2021. Columbia Credit Union holds an “A” Health rating from DepositAccounts.com and has received Bauer Financial’s “5 Star” and Weiss’ “Recommended” ratings. Columbia Credit Union upholds sustainable business practices, with LEED certified locations, Clark County Green Business and City of Portland Sustainability at Work Silver Certificate designations. People and businesses are eligible for membership when they or their families live or work in Washington State or the Oregon community of Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity.


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