Western Bridge CEO Is Deserving of Recognition

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As Catalyst Corporate continues to make first-class presentations to member credit unions of Western Bridge Corporate FCU, I wanted to recognize that Western Bridge remains under the brilliant leadership of Mr. Phil Perkins.

Appointed by NCUA following the conservatorship of WesCorp, Mr. Perkins has been involved in the most unpleasant duty of downsizing the remaining staff. Mr. Perkins, with a long history in the financial and business world, recognizes the years of experience and huge talent base that will soon be lost to the industry. He is utilizing electronic job networking tools to help connect Western Bridge staff with industry jobs, and will be hosting a job fair to assist this loyal group, some of whom have spent more than 30 years serving the needs of credit unions.

One of the things that NCUA has done absolutely right was appointing Mr. Perkins to this job. On or about July 1, 2012, Western Bridge will be a closed book, and that brings sadness to this writer's heart.

Dick Johnson, former president/CEO
WesCorp FCU, San Dimas, Calif.

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