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Origence Announces New Board Officers and Members

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Irvine, CA, May 4, 2023 – Origence, the nation’s leading provider of lending technology solutions for credit unions, has announced the results of their board of directors election during the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

The new board members are:

  • Bob McKay, president & CEO of Together Credit Union, St. Louis, MO, an incumbent director
  • Ron Neumann, president & CEO of OCCU, formerly associate director
  • Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott, president & CEO of Vantage West Credit Union, formerly associate director

The Board also recognized two board members who had reached their term limits.

The Board elected the following officers:

  • Chairperson: Erin Mendez, president & CEO of Patelco Credit Union
  • Vice Chairperson: Bob McKay, president & CEO of Together Credit Union
  • Secretary & Treasurer: Todd Marksberry, president & CEO of Canvas Credit Union

Origence Board Officers and Members

All board changes are effective as of April 20, 2023.

Also serving on the Board are Bill Cheney, president & CEO of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Thayne Shaffer, president & CEO of America First Credit Union, Steph Sherrodd, president & CEO of Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, Kim Sponem, president & CEO of Summit Credit Union, Don Clark, president & CEO of Sound Credit Union (associate director), and Karen Roch, president & CEO of Credit Union West (associate director).

Board members who had reached their term limits and were recognized at the annual meeting were Jim Laffoon, president & CEO of Security Service Federal Credit Union, who had served as Director from 2014 to 2023, and Chairperson from 2021 to 2023, along with Keith Sultemeier, president & CEO of Kinecta Federal Credit Union, who had served as director from 2013 to 2023, and as chairperson from 2019 to 2021.

“I am honored to welcome our new board members and officers and grateful for all the years of service that Jim and Keith provided to Origence,” said Tony Boutelle, president and CEO of Origence. “Their terms coincided with one of the most successful and exciting periods in our company’s history. I am confident our new board will help us sustain that success.”

About Origence

Established in 1994 as a credit union service organization (CUSO), California-based Origence provides financial technology elevating the origination experience to increase loan volume, create efficiencies, and grow accounts. Financial institutions can originate consumer loans with greater levels of productivity and increased scale while also delivering a convenient and personalized borrower experience. Solutions also include marketing automation, auto shopping, lending operations, and more. Origence is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.