Columbia Valley Credit Union’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sharon Eddy has assumed the position of General Manager as of July 3 after an intensive executive search.
Sharon brings over 15 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry and a proven track record of exceeding objectives and expectations. She began her career in the credit union system in 2006 as the Manager, Commercial Credit/Lending with VantageOne Financial Services Inc. before becoming the V.P. of Service delivery and most recently their Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, Sharon moved through the ranks at CIBC to become General Manager first for their Southwest Saskatchewan region and moving to BC to manage the Okanagan-Kootenay area for the bank.
When asked about her new role, Sharon noted that she is pleased to accept the position as General Manager for Columbia Valley Credit Union, “I look forward to working with our dedicated employees to continue to meet the needs of our members and support the community of Golden.”
Past colleagues describe Sharon as “one of the most entrepreneurial, future-thinking individuals I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” “extremely dedicated, easily approachable, flexible and always looking for business and for ways to improve.
“We are delighted to have Sharon join our team,” said Board Chair Paul Ricard on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Sharon has what Columbia Valley Credit Union is looking for: the leadership and understanding of the cooperative system and desire to be part of the community. She has already shown great initiative by becoming actively involved in the community and branch operations. She clearly has the credit union’s values at heart. Columbia Valley Credit Union certainly is fortunate to find such an accomplished and energetic leader to guide the credit union for the future.”
Sharon’s appointment follows the retirement of long-time General Manager Paul Pupo who joined the credit union in 1980. Under his direction, the credit grew from $4 million to $145 million in assets. CVCU wishes him an exciting retirement and looks forward to maintaining the strong ties he has within the credit union and the community.