Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the GoWest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take full advantage of the resources available to them through the Association, matching their needs with everything the Association has to offer.

Before coming to the Association, Ruzzi spent 16 years in the accounting industry, serving the members of North America’s largest association of business valuation and litigation services firms. Ruzzi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business with a minor in communication studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

Ruzzi is a longtime credit union member. She appreciates the member-focused and local nature of the industry, and is excited to work in an association that seeks to strengthen this cooperative culture in the northwest. Through the Association, she seeks to serve member credit unions so they can better serve their members and communities.


Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

VP, Communications & Public Affairs

Phone: 503.350.2225

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x225

[email protected]

Lynn Heider, GoWest Credit Union Association’s Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, leads the Association’s internal and external public […]

Andrew Kobialka

Manager, Communications


Phone: 206.651.1828

Toll-free: 800.995.9064

[email protected]

Andrew Kobialka is the Communications Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he is responsible for being […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

VP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 206.340.4830

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x108

[email protected]

Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the GoWest Credit Union Association. In this role, she […]

Ben Shuey

Digital Marketing & Analytics Specialist

Phone: 208.297.5421

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x307

[email protected]

Ben Shuey is the GoWest Credit Union Association’s Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist. In this role, he is in charge […]