SAN FRANCISCO – Bridget O’Rourke, executive director of O’Rourke & Associates, an executive search firm within the credit union industry, today announced Rebecca Bower as president. The addition of Bower reinforces O’Rourke & Associates’ commitment to being the gold standard for placing the next generation of leaders within the credit union industry.

Bower is widely regarded as a top leadership advisor with a career that spans nearly 25 years in human resources, management, training and sales. For over a decade, she served in a leadership role with Boeing Employees Credit Union, the largest financial cooperative in Washington state known for world class, award winning solutions for its members. Most recently, Bower put her organizational development and problem solving skills to work for a national luxury retailer as a senior human resources executive.

“Our business philosophies are strongly aligned and we share a common vision for the company,” said Bridget O’Rourke, Executive Director. “Rebecca has demonstrated leadership aptitude throughout her career and brings to the position considerable business expertise; she is in an elite class of industry executives. I am confident she will guide our business to new heights in keeping with our 30-year legacy of service to credit unions. Her appointment as president is well deserved” continued O’Rourke.

Bower joins an already talented and experienced team that includes: Bridget O’Rourke, executive director; Lisa Burroughs, director of executive search and strategy; and Johanna Smith, manager of executive search.

“I am delighted to join O’Rourke & Associates – an executive search firm that truly is setting the industry standard when it comes to executive search for top credit unions across the country,” she said. “We are extremely well positioned to provide a complete portfolio of talent solutions that are customized to the needs of our client. At O’Rourke, a key differentiator is our primary focus on search. The result is a long history of success. Our investment in deep relationships and connections within our industry offers our clients a large pool of uniquely qualified talent.”

ABOUT O’ROURKE & ASSOCIATES
O’Rourke & Associates provides recruiting services for credit union CEOs and other senior leadership in finance, lending, operations, IT and human resources. Practice areas include executive search, leadership development, succession planning and executive compensation.

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