Evergreen Credit Union names Richard (Rich) Folse to the new position of Vice President, Branch Administration. Rich comes from Gesa Credit Union in Richland, Washington, where he served as Assistant Vice President. He was responsible for leading and managing up to 10 service center managers and approximately 150 staff members.
“Rich brings significant expertise with credit unions in general and CU operations in particular,” stated Evergreen CEO Jason Lindstrom. “He will be a valuable asset to our senior leadership team. His passion for team building and strategic planning will help Evergreen’s staff continue to provide exceptional service to our members.”
Folse, who is moving from the west coast and a larger financial institution, added “I recognize that mid-coast Maine is clearly a dynamic market. Evergreen is also growing rapidly, so I will introduce more branch leadership to improve our member experience and deepen our growing membership relationships.”
Folse holds a master’s business administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Additionally, he holds a master’s theology from Golden Gate Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts from Houston Baptist University. He is a member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and obtained CUDE Certification from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
Evergreen Credit Union is one of Maine’s largest credit unions, with branches in Portland, South Portland, Windham and Naples.