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North Coast Credit Union appoints A.C. Griffith as CEO

A.C. Griffith has been named president and CEO of North Coast Credit Union, effective Jan. 1.

Griffith, currently Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Accounting, has been with North Coast Credit Union since 2019. He will be taking the place of Marilyn Brink, who is retiring after serving as president and CEO since 2017.

“I am excited about our future at North Coast Credit Union,” Griffith said. “I am looking forward to building on our foundations of community involvement, being a trusted financial partner for our members and leading a talented group of professionals who call North Coast their work home.”

According to its 2022 annual report, North Coast set another record with 20,818 members as of Dec. 31. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Washington state. North Coast has six branches in Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley, Bellingham (2) and Ferndale.

Last year North Coast funded more than $102 million in loans to members, primarily for consumer and real-estate loans, a 33% increase from 2021. Its total loan balance on Dec. 31 was nearly $238 million.

“We are healthy and growing as we enter our 85th year,” said Phil Serka, North Coast’s board president. “A.C. Griffith's experience in finances will keep our focus on helping our members, employees and communities thrive.”

For more information about North Coast Credit Union, call (800) 696-8830 or visit

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