Education – Gene has a degree in Business Administration and earned his Masters in Management from Southern Oregon University in 2006, graduating with distinguished honors as the Outstanding Graduate Student. Gene is also an Honors Graduate of Western CUNA Management School (WCMS), where he received the prestigious Charlie Clark Award.
Rogue Experience – Gene joined Rogue in 2003 as the Executive Vice President and became Rogue’s fourth President/CEO in January 2007.
Financial Institution Experience – With over 40 years of experience in financial services, Gene spent the last 33 years pursuing his passion for service in the not-for-profit credit union movement.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Gene serves on the CUNA Management School Board of Trustees. He was appointed to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) in 2016, and appointed as alternate Chair in 2017. Gene is a past Chair and member of the Board of the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Medford Rogue Rotary. Gene was named to the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) Rising 100, and was recognized by the Credit Union Association of Oregon (CUAO) with the prestigious Distinguished Services Award.
Executive Vice President
Education – Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He graduated with Highest Honors from Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) and received the prestigious Charlie Clark Memorial Award. Matt also earned the Certified Chief Executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES).
Rogue Experience – Matt was hired by Rogue in January of 2004 to manage the Information Services Department. He was quickly promoted to Vice President of Sales and Operations in 2005 and appointed as Chief Operations Officer in 2007. In 2008, Matt moved to the finance side, transitioning into the Chief Financial Officer position. In 2011, he assumed the role of Executive Vice President.
Financial Institution Experience – Prior to joining Rogue, Matt worked for Clark County Credit Union in Las Vegas, Nevada, as an Information Systems Specialist, Accounting Specialist and Information Systems Project Manager.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Matt has served on several community-related boards and committees including: Central Point City Council, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Incorporated (SOREDI) Board, Chamber of Medford/Jackson County Board, Rogue Community College (RCC) Budget Committee, and the Medford School District Facilities Optimization Committee. He is also an active instructor and project reader for WCMS and spends two weeks each summer teaching classes on the campus of Pomona College in Southern California. Matt is involved in youth education through his church and with the Boy Scouts of America and is also an Eagle Scout.
Chief Financial Officer
Education – Blake received his Masters of Accountancy from Brigham Young University. He received his CPA designation in 2001.
Rogue Experience – Blake joined Rogue in 2013 as the Vice President of Finance. In 2014, Blake assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Financial Institution Experience – Blake has over 18 years of experience in financial services including auditing of community financial institutions while with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Deloitte & Touche. He held positions as Controller for six years and a Treasurer for two years at two different community banks.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Blake oversees Investment Services, the Accounting Department, Investments, asset liability management and business analysis functions of the credit union. He served on the board of an organization which ran a homeless shelter for women and children. This also included working with the United Way on a joint program designed to help clients of the shelter save money. Blake has also been involved with volunteering for both Junior Achievement and the Boy Scouts of America. He currently serves on the finance committee of a local nonprofit that aids individuals who recently lost a loved one (WinterSpring), as well as serving as the Treasurer of the Table Rock Soccer Club.
Chief Lending Officer
Education – Chad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also a graduate of the CUES Certified Chief Executive program, and has completed courses with M.I.T. in Innovation and through Hipereon’s School of Commercial Lending.
Rogue Experience – Chad Joined Rogue in June of 2016 as the Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, and then moved into the Chief Lending Officer position in April 2017.
Financial Institution Experience – Chad has over 20 years of experience in financial services including Wells Fargo, Nevada State Bank and Clark County Credit Union (CCCU). Chad became a Lending Sales Manager at CCCU, driving sales in the credit union to record highs. After becoming General Manager of the credit union’s failing Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) he turned things around through his leadership, transforming that CUSO into the largest single source of auto loans for the credit union. Chad later supervised all branch and consumer lending operations.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Chad oversees the credit union’s lending departments, as well as Business Intelligence. His vast experience in Lending, Information Services and Operations Departments, makes him a well-qualified member of Rogue’s Leadership Team. Chad also volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Jackson County, advocating for children who become wards of the court.
Chief Operations Officer
Education – Jeanne has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Certificate in Finance and Economics from Southern Oregon University. She graduated from WCMS in 2012 with honors and the Chamber Leadership Program in 2005.
Rogue Experience – Jeanne joined Rogue Credit Union in 2000 as a teller. She moved to the Marketing Department as the Business Development Specialist in 2003. Jeanne was promoted to Manager of the Ashland Branch in October of 2005, and to Marketing Manager in 2007. She became the Marketing Director in 2008, Vice President of Marketing in 2011, and Senior Vice President of Marketing in 2013. In 2014, her role expanded to include Loyalty where she was named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Loyalty. In 2015, Jeanne initiated the Business Intelligence function for the Credit Union before being promoted to Chief Operations Officer.
Financial Institution Experience – Jeanne has over 17 years of experience in financial services.
She worked at US Bank prior to coming to Rogue Credit Union.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Jeanne oversees the credit union’s Delivery, Operations and Marketing teams. In 2007, she was selected to serve a three-year term with the Filene Research Institute. Jeanne is a recipient of the Rogue Leadership FOCUS Award, and has served on the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Awards committee since 2012. Jeanne stays involved with the community by coaching youth sports and volunteering her time with a variety of local community service organizations. She has served on the Kid Time Board since 2010 as Vice Chair, and has served on the the Crime Stoppers board since 2013.
Chief Information Officer
Education – Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Indiana University, and graduated from Western CUNA Management School in 2018.
Rogue Experience – Jeff Joined Rogue in May of 2015 as the Chief Information Officer.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Jeff oversees the credit union’s Project Management Department as well as Information Services; which includes Support, Infrastructure, Software Development, Systems Administration, and Information Security.
Jeff has over 20 years’ experience in senior Information Technology leadership positions. Starting with Fortune 50 companies in the Financial and Manufacturing industries, Jeff held positions in Computer Operations and Software Development. Transitioning into the Pharmaceutical Industry as a Programmer/Analyst, Jeff rose through the ranks to become the Senior Vice President of Information Technology for a Fortune 200 company. Following a major merger, he held a senior IT leadership position with the newly formed Fortune 50 company. He entered the eCommerce Industry and spent the next 10 years in senior leadership positions covering all aspects of Information Technology. Before joining Rogue Credit Union, he worked in the Aviation and Manufacturing industry for a leading company providing helicopter services to a global client base. Jeff has gained broad experience spanning all aspects of Information Technology and Information Security.
Chief Administration Officer
Education – Karen has a Masters in Management Degree, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Psychology and a Certificate in Human Resources from Southern Oregon University. In 2009, she graduated from Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) with High Honors and is listed on the Credit Union National Association Academic Hall of Fame. Karen has completed courses including Individual Retirement Account Certification and Bank Secrecy Act Certification with CUNA.
Rogue Experience – Karen joined Rogue in 1993 and has served as Teller, Vault Teller, Operations Officer, IRA Specialist, Regional Assistant Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Regional Operations Director, and Administration Director. In 2012, Karen became the Vice President of Administration, and earned the title of Senior Vice President of Administration in 2013. In 2015, Karen was promoted to Chief Administration Officer.
Key Roles and Accomplishments – Karen oversees the Employee Services, Employee Development, Facilities and Loyalty departments of the credit union.
Karen served as President of the Eagle Point Parent Teachers Association and as Vice-President of the Southern Oregon Financial Fraud and Security Task Force (SOFFAST). She has served on various nonprofit boards in the community, including as Secretary on the Executive Board of Directors for Mediation Works, a local nonprofit organization. She is heavily involved with a local nonprofit that gifts scholarships to Eagle Point High School graduating seniors. Karen currently serves on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Southern Oregon Chapter, and on the Medford YMCA Board of Directors.