Cooperative CUSO CU*NorthWest announced that Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union has been reelected to serve on the CU*Northwest Board of Directors.
In her leadership roles as both a trade association chair and a member of the CUNA Charter Review & Enhancement Task Force, Debie Keesee has been a convincing voice for supplemental capital, member business lending and other initiatives that benefit the credit union movement.
Ms. Keesee’s service to credit unions spans nearly four decades. She has served in positions from the front lines to the CEO’s office. She began her credit union career at Fairchild FCU (Global CU) in 1976 and went on to serve in board and supervisory committee positions at Ironworkers Local #14. By 1985, she was appointed CEO at Roundup FCU, where she held the reins until 1992.
Ms. Keesee worked with small and mid-sized credit unions from 1992 to 1996 in her role as an account executive and conversion specialist for FISERV, then joined Spokane Media FCU as CEO in 1997, a position she still holds. Ms. Keesee chaired the board of the former Washington Credit Union League from 2009-2010, successfully managing its merger with the Oregon Credit Union Association. In October, 2012, Ms. Keesee was elected chairwoman of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s board.
Ms. Keesee is currently a member of CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as the Small CU Committee. She attended Eastern Washington University, and is a graduate of the Western CUNA Management School. She has earned the designation of CU Development Educator.