Stanton Chase completes Executive Search for Pacific Service Credit Union - Chief Risk Officer and Chief Technology Officer | News Direct

Stanton Chase completes Executive Search for Pacific Service Credit Union - Chief Risk Officer and Chief Technology Officer

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facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon Los Angeles, CA | July 31, 2023 11:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Stanton Chase Los Angeles is pleased to announce the placement of Marian Wall as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Kevin Alsup as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Pacific Service Credit Union. Bill Brewer and Peter Deragon led the two executive search engagements. Both are managing Directors of the Stanton Chase office in Los Angeles and members of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.

Marian Wall

Marian Wall is an accomplished and results-driven leader. She has extensive expertise in various areas related to risk management, strategic partnerships, negotiation, and legal and compliance risk. Marian has a background as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and General Counsel at American Business Bank. She also operated as the Head of Global Technology Vendor Management at Bank of the West.

Marian has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to excel in complex and high-stakes environments. She has a proven track record of successfully managing enterprise-level programs, overseeing vendor relationships, and mitigating risks effectively. Marian's strengths lie in her visionary and action-oriented approach, combined with a dedication to accountability and transparency. Additionally, she takes pride in mentoring and empowering her teams, as evidenced by her remarkable ability to retain and develop team members.

 Bill Brewer commented, "Marian Wall's appointment as Chief Risk Officer will significantly contribute to Pacific Service Credit Union's strategic objectives. She will lead the development of a robust risk and cybersecurity architecture, ensuring the credit union's readiness to navigate growth opportunities and complex threats."

 Peter Deragon added, "Marian possesses extensive expertise in enterprise risk management (ERM). She will play a key role in reviewing and assessing the credit union's current ERM maturity. She will also be essential for implementing a comprehensive governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program that fosters efficiency and security across all aspects of the organization."

Wall’s educational achievements are as impressive as her professional ones. They include a Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and a summa cum laude Bachelor's degree in Philosophy/Religion from California Lutheran University. Moreover, Marian holds licenses as a California Bar Member and is a Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager (Level II) from Compliance Education Institute, LLC.

Her skill set comprises leadership, contract negotiation, vendor management, project management, risk assessment, contract management, and auditing, with experience primarily within the banking sector. As an ambitious and driven individual, Wall brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to excellence in her new role as Chief Risk Officer for her new employer.

Jenna Lampson, President and CEO of Pacific Service Credit Union, enthusiastically remarked, "Marian will undoubtedly serve the credit union well as we continue to grow in size and confidently tackle new challenges. Her depth and breadth of experience, coupled with her unique combination of information security, technology, and risk management background, will be invaluable."

Kevin Alsup

Kevin Alsup will also bring a remarkable degree of expertise to his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Pacific Service Credit Union. He possesses over 20 years of experience in the financial and technology sectors and is well-versed in information technology and strategic planning, with a focus on project management and execution.

Kevin’s impressive background includes leadership roles in high-tech, manufacturing, and the financial services and banking industries. His extensive career includes serving as the Senior Vice President of Technology Solutions at Excite Credit Union and various leadership roles at Technology Credit Union. Throughout his career, Kevin has demonstrated proficiency in mentoring, change management, and strategy development.

As CTO, Kevin will be responsible for overseeing the credit union's technology initiatives and driving innovation to enhance member experiences. Kevin has a demonstrated background in driving operational excellence, innovation, and cost sustainability while ensuring compliance and security.

Deragon stated, "With his proven track record of successful technology implementations, Kevin is well-positioned to lead the credit union's strategic initiatives. This includes the critical online banking conversion and data governance review, which ensures an engaging experience for employees and members alike."

Brewer also remarked, "As CTO, Kevin's expertise in developing and communicating technology strategies will be instrumental in optimizing resources and maintaining a competitive advantage in the ever-changing world of finance."

Kevin’s education consists of a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Santa Clara University. It also includes Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Riverside. Additionally, Kevin is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Pacific Service Credit Union looks forward to leveraging Kevin's expertise to enhance technological initiatives, strengthen partnerships, and elevate member experiences in the ever-evolving financial landscape.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Alsup as our Chief Technology Officer,” Lampson declared, “He is a veteran credit union IT professional whose laser focus on efficiency, innovation, and member experience aligns perfectly with Pacific Service Credit Union's values. Kevin's energetic, solutions-oriented, and collaborative leadership will drive our strategy execution to new heights."

About Stanton Chase (Los Angeles)

Established in 1990, Stanton Chase is a leading global executive search firm with over 70 offices in 45 countries. Stanton Chase consultants offer unparalleled expertise via three core services: executive search, executive assessment, and board services. The company's Los Angeles office has an established track record of delivering executive search excellence to its clients in the financial services, consumer products and services, industrial, aerospace, media/entertainment, private equity, education, nonprofit, and government contracting sectors. The Los Angeles office services clients throughout the Pacific states. Learn more at

About Pacific Service Credit Union

Pacific Service Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union committed to strengthening the financial lives of its more than 65,000 members through trustworthy practices, superior products and exceptional service. Founded in 1936 by employees of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, it is a full-service credit union with assets over $1.4 billion and a field of membership that incorporates 12 Northern California counties. Bauer Financial, a third-party firm that analyzes the financial health of banks and credit unions, consistently awards Pacific Service Credit Union its highest 5-Star rating. The credit union boasts a talented, cohesive leadership team with an average of more than 17 years of service; and in 2023, was named as a Top Workplace in the Bay Area for the fifth consecutive year. Learn more at


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