Fibre Federal Promotes Buller and Sullivan to Executive Vice Presidents

Fibre Federal Credit Union, based in Longview, Wash., announced on May 29 the promotion of executives Shelly Buller and Ryan Sullivan to Executive Vice Presidents.

“Fibre Federal has experienced tremendous growth not only in asset and membership size, but also in transforming its service delivery channels to include a hybrid of in-person and digital service,” said Christopher Bradberry, President/CEO of Fibre Federal. “The creation of two Executive Vice President positions highlights the credit union’s commitment to member service and digital channels by grouping multiple departments into two divisions that concentrate on service & delivery and operations & compliance.”

Shelly Buller joined the staff at Fibre Federal in 1982 as an audit clerk and has held many positions over the years, including Internal Auditor. She was promoted to SVP, Chief Operations Officer in 2019. Now, as the EVP/Chief Operations Officer, Buller is the executive sponsor for the payment services, compliance, operations administration, and credit administration departments. In addition, she is responsible for the credit union’s enterprise framework of internal controls. Buller has served on GoWest’s Regulatory Advisory Sub-Committee since its inception.

Buller was born in Longview, Wash., and attended Lower Columbia College. She lives in Kelso and has two sons in college. She’s an avid golfer and is very active in her church. “I pinch myself almost every day when I think of the opportunities that have been provided to me in my career at Fibre Federal Credit Union,” said Buller. “I have a job that I love and that continues to challenge me and offer opportunities for growth.”

Ryan Sullivan began his career at Fibre Federal in 2012 as SVP/Chief Financial Officer. In 2023, he transitioned from finance to retail services with the new title of SVP/Chief Revenue & Retail Officer. He was instrumental in the acquisition of TLC Federal Credit Union and positioning the credit union’s balance sheet to perform well during the past year of rate volatilities. His most recent focus has been on the credit union’s branch model, virtual member service, and digital lending platforms. Sullivan is now EVP/Chief Retail and Revenue Officer and is the executive sponsor for the credit union’s financial services center network, the digital experience center, consumer lending, member business services, mortgage operations, and the credit union’s group of financial planners.

Born in Portland, Ore., Sullivan earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Montana and his master’s degree at the University of Portland, both in Business. He resides in LaCenter, Wash., with his wife and their three teenage children. When he’s not at work, you can find Sullivan outdoors snow skiing, fly fishing, or working on his old truck. “I love working at Fibre because we’re so focused on and committed to the community,” said Sullivan. “Fibre allows me to affect positive change in the way our members achieve their financial goals.”

Posted in Leadership, Oregon, Regional Member News, Washington.