OnPoint Community Credit Union Names Cirith Anderson as Chief Risk Officer

OnPoint Community Credit Union, based out of Portland, Oregon, has hired seasoned risk management expert, Cirith Anderson, to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer.

Anderson joins OnPoint with more than 25 years of experience in managing risk and compliance for regional and national financial institutions. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Umpqua Bank where she oversaw the design and execution of the financial institution’s enterprise compliance risk policies and procedures.

“Cirith is a true expert in her field with a proven track record of managing risk,” said Rob Stuart, OnPoint’s President and CEO. “We are fortunate to have her deep expertise and diverse experience on board as we work tirelessly to protect OnPoint’s members, community, and employees in a rapidly evolving risk environment.”

In her new role, Anderson leads the credit union’s enterprise risk management infrastructure. Her primary responsibilities include identifying and mitigating current and future risks, monitoring and testing risk controls, and continuing to embed risk management as a primary component of OnPoint’s workplace culture. As Chief Risk Officer, Anderson serves as OnPoint’s chief regulatory and legislative liaison, as well as its expert on all related laws and regulations, and manager of regulatory examinations. Anderson maintains relationships with local and national regulators such as the State of Oregon and the National Credit Union Administration.

“I have dedicated my career to building cultures of effective and consistent compliance that protect organizations and those they serve,” said Anderson. “OnPoint has a strong foundation in risk management, and I look forward to continuing to evolve its infrastructure to protect OnPoint, its members, and communities.”

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University and will complete her Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2023. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Anderson enjoys giving back to the community, serving as a small business and student mentor at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business and Vice President for the Cascade Whippet Club. She volunteers at the Art on the Boulevard gallery in Vancouver and previously served on the fundraising committee for Minds Matter of Portland, Inc. Anderson lives in Vancouver, Washington, and is an active outdoor enthusiast.

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