Travis Credit Union Names Arthur Schwartz
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Senior Vice President,
Chief Human Resources Officer
(11/08/2012) VACAVILLE, CA. Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union, announced the appointment of Arthur Schwartz as the new senior vice president chief human resource officer. Schwartz joined Travis Credit Union on October 29, 2012.
Schwartz will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all disciplines within the Human Resources and Training functions. He will develop and execute the long-range human capital business plan, to include change management, organizational learning, internal communications, cultural alignment, leadership development, succession planning, organization design, human resource management programs, training and development and diversity and inclusion initiatives to fully support the established culture, values and strategic vision for the organization of nearly 500 employees.
"Art is a national human resources leader who brings a deep knowledge of the financial industry and 24 years executive leadership experience to Travis Credit Union," stated Van Ouwerkerk. "His level of accomplishment in the areas of organizational effectiveness, change management and diversity and inclusion are exactly what Travis Credit Union needs to advance the credit union's growth across the region."
Prior to his appointment, Schwartz spent 5 years with USAA (a Fortune 200 Company) as HR Business Partner. While serving in that capacity he worked directly with division leadership to develop strategic human resources goals and to facilitate delivery of critical human resources processes.
Schwartz received his BA in Economics from California State University, Northridge and his Masters in Business from the University of Redlands, in California.
Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma, Colusa and Merced Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 11th largest credit union in California with more than 178,000 members and more than $2.2 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union's strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members, its solid, secure history, and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.