Our Community CU CEO Retiring
SHELTON, Wash. – Joe Robertson, president and CEO of Our Community CU for the past 25 years, will retire Dec. 31.
Bert Fisher, currently chief operations officer, has been appointed by the board of directors as Robertson’s replacement and will be promoted to CEO on July 1 as he begins the transition to replace Robertson as president at the end of the year.
Robertson’s long career with the credit union began in 1975, when he was hired as a collection officer and later promoted to operations manager. He was appointed CEO in 1985 to replace Ken Fredson. Robertson has been an active part of the credit union industry particularly in the Washington Credit Union League and as an advocate for credit unions on both Capitol Hill and in the community. Under Robertson’s leadership and guidance, Our Community CU has grown from $31 million to more than $200 million and 22,000 members.
Bert Fisher has been COO since 2005, when he was hired as part of the succession plan to take over following Robertson’s retirement. As COO, Fisher oversaw branch operations, call center, lending and collections, human resources, staff development and the compliance department and has immersed himself with all phases of the credit union’s operations. Fisher had more than 24 years experience in the wood products industry prior to joining the credit union. He is a 1982 University of Montana graduate in Forest Management and a minor in Business. As an active member of the community, Fisher has been a member of the Skookum Rotary for five years and has been involved with numerous boards and committees with local service groups.