BECU Announces Beverly Anderson as Next President and Chief Executive Officer
Posted by Andrew Kobialka on November 15, 2022
Seatle-based BECU, the country’s largest community credit union, recently announced the selection of Beverly Anderson as its next president and chief executive officer (CEO).
“From our first introduction, Bev understood what makes BECU special and embraced our purpose around financial well-being. I’m confident she will ensure the credit union delivers on our promise and value to our members and employees, as well as our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Debra Somberg, BECU’s Board of Directors chairperson. “With decades of proven financial services experience, she has a track record of successfully executing innovative strategies in support of short and long-term business goals and leading with a powerful mixture of fortitude and clarity of purpose.”
Anderson brings more than three decades of experience in the financial services, payments, and technology industries to lead BECU. She currently serves on the board of directors of Expedia Group, Accion, and Sword Health, and previously held leadership roles at Equifax, Wells Fargo, and American Express. Her experience includes initiating and leading change, driving results, strengthening brands, and innovating on value propositions, including financial health, amid a rapidly evolving financial services industry.
“I am honored and humbled to lead the BECU team. BECU is unapologetic in its devotion to its members and the communities it serves. Its purpose aligns with my core passion of financial well-being,” said Anderson. “Credit unions have been and will continue to be trusted institutions, and they are critical in providing education, products, and services that enhance the lives of the members and communities they serve. I look forward to remaining true to BECU’s core and innovating to expand its reach and impact.”
Anderson’s recognitions include Black Enterprise’s “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America,” CardLinx’s “Top 20 Women in Digital Commerce”, and the Kenneth A. Powell Award for Professional Achievement from the Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Florida A&M University and received her Master of Business Administration with distinction from Harvard Business School.
She will begin her role as president and CEO of BECU on Dec. 5, 2022. She is replacing Benson Porter, who successfully led the credit union for 10 years and announced his retirement in June. When Anderson starts, Porter will transition to CEO emeritus, supporting her onboarding through the end of the year.