Our New President/CEO

Headshot of Valley Credit Union's CEO Pat Force.

Valley Credit Union’s Board of Directors has announced, effective April 20th, 2016, the selection of Pat Force as the new President/CEO of the Salem, Oregon-based 4,570 member, $68 million asset sized financial institution.

Force is a 26 year veteran of the credit union movement, serving most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for Northwest Community Credit Union in Eugene, Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. In addition, Force received the Certified Chief Executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES).

“Our board feels fortunate to have connected with a strong, seasoned individual who brings professional and technical depth along with a value driven leadership style which clearly represents and aligns with our long standing mission of "people helping people,” said Denny Nielsen, Chairman of Valley Board of Director Selection Committee.

“I’m truly excited to partner with the Board and staff of Valley Credit Union as we serve the membership together,” said Force. “I look forward to being a part of a team that is focused on helping our members achieve their financial goals.”