Unitus Community Credit Union Promotes Karen Salman, Welcomes Blaine Bartholomew as Assistant Vice Presidents
PORTLAND, Ore., August 1 — Unitus Community Credit Union, a Portland-based financial institution with more than 88,000 members and $1 billion in assets, today announced that Karen Salman has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Operations Support, and Blaine Bartholomew has been hired as Assistant Vice President of Member Experience.
As Assistant Vice President of Operations Support, Salman provides direction and oversight of management across multiple functional areas, including multi-channel transactional processing, operations support of frontline departments, writing and monitoring procedures, and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.
She has nearly 30 years of financial services experience in a range of areas including retail branch banking and Operations Support.
As Assistant Vice President of Member Experience, Bartholomew seeks to ensure that Unitus continues their legacy of legendary service and loyalty to membership.
He works to improve the member experience through evaluation and implementation of multichannel member feedback, process and system improvements, and creation of unique product solutions.
Bartholomew will bring insights culled from an Honors degree from Pacific Coast Banking School and more than a decade of experience in retail banking across various roles at Umpqua Bank.
“Unitus takes great pride in hiring and developing talented, community-minded individuals committed to the credit union mission of ‘people helping people.’ Karen and Blaine embody our mission in their approach every day,” said Steven Stapp, Unitus President & CEO. “Their breadth of experience and keen knowledge of so many financial service areas will greatly benefit our members and credit union, and we are lucky to have them here to improve our internal and member-facing processes.”
Unitus Community Credit Union is consistently recognized for its workplace environment, innovation and corporate philanthropy.
The Portland Business Journal has awarded Unitus with its Innovation & Philanthropy Awards, as well as named the credit union one of Portland’s Most Admired Companies.