BECU is Washington's leading and largest credit union. We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution that members can trust and experience the best value and service.

Executive Management Team

BECU is proud to have this group of qualified professionals serve as our BECU Executive Management Team.


Benson Porter
President/CEO

Benson Porter has more than 25 years of experience within the financial services industry and became the President/CEO of BECU in May 2012.

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Tom Berquist
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Cooperative Affairs

Tom Berquist has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked at BECU since 1994.

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Parker Cann
Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Parker has 30 years of experience in the financial institutions industry with extensive involvement in legal and regulatory matters.

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Katherine Elser
Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Treasurer, BECU

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined BECU in 1996 as the Manager of Accounting and subsequently held the position of Controller.

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Butch Leonardson
CIO/SVP of Information Technology

Butch Leonardson has 30 years in Information Technology (IT) leadership. His initial 12 years in the profession were in strategic IT consulting and large-scale systems implementation.

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Doug Marshall
Senior Vice President of Member Channels & Service Delivery

Doug has over 30 years of business line management and marketing experience and joined BECU in 2013 where he leads BECU’s digital channels, product management and payments areas.

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Grace Semingsen
Senior Vice President of Member Solutions

Grace Semingsen is Senior Vice President of Member Solutions at BECU. Grace has over 30 years experience in the credit union industry.

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Anne Shannon
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for BECU, Anne Shannon guides the HR department in Talent Management and Total Rewards programs.

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Scott Strand
Senior Vice President of Member Lending, Business and Wealth

Scott Strand has over twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry and has been with BECU since 2008.

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Help run your credit union

The Nominating Committee will begin receiving applications for nomination to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee in the Fall. Elections will take place at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Learn more

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