Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the GoWest Credit Union Association. In this role, she works with all Association departments. Lovejoy implements project management tools and methodology, assisting staff in meeting their goals. She’s always working to increase staff efficiency by providing these tools and improving workflows.

Lovejoy, who has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, has honed her project management skills over time. She excels at bringing people together to successfully complete projects and put on well-organized events. Her first key project management position was at The Bead Factory in Tacoma, Washington, where she managed national and regional conventions. She later moved on to Tacoma City Ballet, where she oversaw rehearsals and aided in both preparing and managing productions.

Credit unions’ focus on their members is what Lovejoy enjoys most about working in the industry. The way credit unions look out for members is something she truly appreciates.


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 […]

Christine Ruzzi

AVP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 503.350.2206

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x206

[email protected]

Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the GoWest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take […]

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 […]