Hawthorne, CA – October 1, 2018 –SkyOne Federal Credit Union is proud to announce the hiring of their new President & CEO, placed by O’Rourke and Associates. Mr. Whitaker will replace long-term CEO, Eileen Rivera, who will retire after 31 years of dedicated service. “Joseph Whitaker is a capable, results oriented leader. He is the right person, at the right time to lead SkyOne Credit Union forward into an exciting future for our Members.” said Board Chair, Doug Murphy. Joseph will begin as CEO of SkyOne in mid-October.
Joseph Whitaker served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Kinecta Federal Credit Union for the past seven years. Before joining Kinecta, he served as EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Truliant Federal Credit Union. With more than 27 years of credit union experience, Joseph has held numerous Board leadership positions in the credit union industry and the community, many of which have involved financial education for teenagers.
Joseph has an MBA from the University of Colorado and a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas. Joseph and his wife are the parents of eight children. Joseph enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and exercising. “I am grateful and honored to be selected as the next CEO of SkyOne Credit Union,” said Joseph, “SkyOne has a long, successful history of meeting member’s financial needs. I am looking forward to working with the Board and our employees to continue to enhance the quality of our member’s financial lives.”