Mid Oregon Credit Union Announces New Chair of the Board


Mid Oregon Credit Union Board of Directors has named Janet Uffelman of Prineville as its new chair. The announcement was made at the Credit Union’s 56th annual membership meeting that convened this month in Bend.

Mid Oregon also announce the re-election of two directors, incumbents Bill Kopacz of Sunriver and Patty Stell of Bend. Each will serve three-year terms. Mid Oregon’s Board of Directors set the Credit Union’s strategic direction and policies. Because credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, Mid Oregon Credit Union Directors serve voluntarily and are elected by the membership.

In making the announcement, Chair Doug Nelson said “We look forward to the service and leadership of these volunteers. Mid Oregon Credit Union and its more than 22,000 members will be well-served by the experience, skill and enthusiasm that these leaders bring.”

Mid Oregon Credit Union’s 2013 board of directors include:

Janet Uffelman, Chair

Retired Crook County educator, Prineville resident

Bill Kopacz, Vice Chair

General Manager of Midstate Electric Cooperative, Inc, resident of Sunriver

Patty Stell, Secretary

Retired City of Bend Recorder and resident of Bend

Doug Nelson, Director

Retired Superintendent Bend-La Pine Schools, Bend resident

Parrish Van Wert, Director

Community Development Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Corrections and the Oregon Health Authority, resident of Madras

Paul Dean, Director

Principal at Highland Magnet School, Bend resident

Michael Powell, Director

Pharmacy Manager, St Charles Healthcare System, resides in Redmond

Mid Oregon Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned, financial cooperative that has served Central Oregonians since 1957. With over 22,000 members in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties, Mid Oregon Credit Union builds relationships through valued financial solutions. For more information about Mid Oregon Credit Union, their services and branch locations in Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Prineville, please visit their website at www.midoregon.com.


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