Gene Pelham is the President/CEO of Rogue Credit Union. He is a graduate of Southern Oregon State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Gene also holds a Masters in Management from Southern Oregon University and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student.
Gene began his professional career in a work/college management training and scholarship program with a local bank. His credit union career spans 25 years in a variety of leadership roles, including over eight years as the President/CEO of credit unions in Eugene and Medford.
Gene is an honors graduate of Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) and received the prestigious Charles Clark Award as the Outstanding Senior Student. He holds the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation, and was named to the Credit Union Executives Society CUES Rising 100. He also recently received the Credit Union Professional of the Year Award from the Northwest Credit Union Association.
Gene currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) representing Southern and Eastern Oregon. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Western CUNA Management School based in Pomona, CA, and is on the Medford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.