Gary Oakland Honored with Lifetime Honorary NASCUS Membership

June 18, 2012 - NASCUS honored Gary Oakland, past President and CEO of BECU and long time state system supporter, with a Lifetime NASCUS Membership at a celebration recognizing his 30-year credit union career last week.

NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney presented Oakland with the honor on June 15 in Seattle. Oakland, a staunch state system advocate, was instrumental in the development of NASCUS' Credit Union Advisory Council, serving as its Board Chairman from 1993-1998 and as a Council Board director from 1991-2000. NASCUS recognized Oakland with the Pierre Jay Award for his service to the state system and to NASCUS in 1998. Oakland retired as BECU’s President and CEO at the end of 2011.

“NASCUS and the Credit Union Advisory Council would not be what it is today without Gary’s influence and dedication over the years. His steadfast support of the NASCUS Credit Union Council and state regulators has made a lasting impact on NASCUS as an organization and on the greater credit union system,” said Fortney. “NASCUS is pleased that we can recognize Gary with this Lifetime Honorary Membership as an expression of our gratitude for his commitment to our organization and the health and growth of the state credit union charter. NASCUS wishes Gary well in his future endeavors.”