Ben Christensen joins Credit Union West in January 2024
Credit Union West Welcomes New Chief Information Officer
January 23, 2024 - Credit Union West, an Arizona based financial cooperative serving over 90,000 members, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Christensen as its new Chief Information Officer. With a wealth of experience in financial services and technology, Christensen is poised to lead the credit union into a new era of digital innovation and elevated experiences.
Christensen has over 20 years of experience leading and implementing transformational IT solutions. He brings a proven track record of success in driving strategic technology initiatives focused on supporting his internal and external members. Prior to joining Credit Union West, he served as the Chief Information Officer for Silver State Schools Credit Union. Christensen holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ben to our credit union family,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO. “During the interview process, Ben stood out and impressed the team with his authentic communication style and passion for implementing technology solutions that are people centric. He is well-equipped to help Credit Union West navigate the dynamic landscape of the industry and ensure the organization remains at the forefront of technological advancements.”
Christensen expressed excitement about joining Credit Union West, stating, “I am honored to be part of a thriving credit union so focused on employees, members, and communities. I am eager to collaborate with the dynamic team at Credit Union West to drive digital transformation, enhance cyber security measures, and deliver solutions that empower our members to be successful on their financial journey.”
As CIO, Christensen will be responsible for overseeing Information Systems, Information Technology, and Cyber Security.
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