Barry N. Nelson has been promoted to executive vice president at Travis Credit Union, providing executive leadership to all of the credit union’s operating units, including the lending, retail sales and services, operations and marketing.
Nelson is a credit union veteran with 23 years of industry experience. He has been part of TCU’s senior management team since 2001, most recently serving as senior vice president/chief operating officer.
“Barry has a very effective management style — he has worked extremely hard to become knowledgeable in all aspects of credit unions and has a natural connection with people,” Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president and CEO, said in a news release. “Barry has earned great respect from all levels of employees, executive management and board members alike.
“He has been instrumental in the growth and success of Travis Credit Union over the last several years,” she continued. “His commitment to the community and his leadership skills are invaluable as he leads our teams in developing long-standing relationships with our new and existing members.”
Nelson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and is working on an MBA from Columbia Southern University. He also holds a certified chief executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society as well as a financial management series accreditation from the Credit Union National Association.
A graduate of the 2007 Vacaville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Nelson is a member of that Chamber’s board of directors. He previously served on the boards of the Vacaville Public Education Foundation, the California Credit Union League and XCU Capital Corporation Inc.
He and his wife Karen live in Vacaville.
Travis Credit Union serves 12 counties in the Sacramento region, including Yolo. It has a branch in Davis at 1380 E. Covell Blvd. in the Oak Tree Plaza.