President/CEO Eileen Rivera announces her retirement after a 31-year career with SkyOne.
Our President/CEO, Eileen Rivera, has announced her retirement after 31 illustrious years at SkyOne. Eileen will depart the credit union in November.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Eileen for her leadership and service to the credit union,” said Douglas R. Murphy, the Chairman of our Board of Directors. “Under her leadership, our credit union has grown tremendously in terms of asset size, geographic reach, and the breadth of financial solutions to better members’ lives.”
Eileen led SkyOne in countless strategic initiatives, expanding our charter from serving a single sponsor (FAA in the Western United States) to serving the air transportation industry nationwide, evolving our brand from FAA Western to SkyOne, negotiating and executing five mergers, growing our membership to 36,000, and increasing our asset size from $90 million to $550 million, including assets under management from the member investment program that she helped build from the ground up.
A champion for the credit union movement, Eileen fostered collaboration between credit unions and advocated for credit unions’ rights. During her tenure at SkyOne, Eileen served on the Board of Directors of the California Credit Union League (CCUL), the CU Advisory Board of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Board of Directors of the RMJ Foundation, and the Board of Trustees at Western CUNA Management School (WCMS). Eileen was also a member of the Filene Research Council, the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Awards Committee.
Eileen built a corporate culture that encourages communication, trust and comradery. In 2017, SkyOne was certified by the Great Place to Work® Institute as a top employer to work for, after 86% of its employees indicated having a strong sense of pride and trust working at SkyOne.
“I’m excited about the next leg of the journey for the credit union movement,” commented Eileen. “During my time at SkyOne, I was privileged to work with many talented colleagues in the industry. And as the financial services landscape continues to evolve, I’m confident credit unions will continue to thrive and be the better alternative to members.”
SkyOne’s Board of Directors has retained an executive search firm to recruit Eileen’s successor.