Mid Oregon’s CEO celebrates 25th anniversary

On June 26, William R. Anderson celebrated his 25th anniversary at Mid Oregon Credit Union. When Anderson came to the credit union in 1990, there were 10 employees, 5,975 members, one Bend location and $19 million in assets. Currently, Mid Oregon exceeds $200 million in assets; they have six branches, nearly 25,000 members and 75 employees. Anderson’s devotion to credit union ideals, his identity with the principles on which credit unions are built upon and his strong core values, contributed to the stability in growth and success that Mid Oregon Credit Union enjoys today.

“We pride ourselves on the fact that our impactful community service is second to none,” said Anderson, who’s been the president and CEO for 23 years. “As the region prospered, so did the credit union. When the region suffered, so did the credit union,” he continued. “I am proud of how we weathered the recession and the position the credit union is in to succeed going forward. What has stayed the same is the focus on Central Oregon and how best to serve our growing membership and communities.”

As a cooperative, there is no organization more “local” that Mid Oregon Credit Union. In 1957 it was created by a small group of educators in Prineville and is literally owned by its 25,000 members, the vast majority of which live and work in Central Oregon. The credit union exists solely for the purpose of serving its members. While it must generate positive earnings, the bottom line is not financial, it is value. Mid Oregon exists to help members meet their needs and achieve their dreams.

Mid Oregon Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned, financial cooperative that has served Central Oregonians since 1957. With over 24,000 members in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties, Mid Oregon Credit Union is helping meet member needs and achieve financial dreams. For more information about Mid Oregon Credit Union, their services and branch locations in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville and the La Pine Lending Center, please visit their website at

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