ORONO, Maine (September 14, 2018) – University Credit Union, Maine’s only full-service financial institution chartered to serve University of Maine System students, employees, alumni and their families, announced the promotion of Deb White-Rideout to Executive Vice President.
White-Rideout joined UCU and the credit union movement in 2005 after a decade-long career in human resources and management with a national bank, and before that worked in management for a major nationwide retailer.
Originally hired as UCU’s Human Resource Manager, she was soon promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2006, a role she has excelled in ever since. Today, White-Rideout oversees statewide operations and human resources for the credit union.
“Since joining the credit union movement 13 years ago, Deb has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to UCU’s mission of actively advancing the wellbeing of our members and employees,” said Matthew Walsh, President and CEO of University Credit Union. “Not only has Deb been a ‘go-to’ person for UCU, she is routinely called upon by industry peers for her expertise in human resource, operational and compliance matters. Her positive attitude and well guided leadership touches every facet of UCU, from our member service environment to our board of directors meetings, and I can’t think of a better testament to her abilities than this most recent promotion.”
In a volunteer capacity, White-Rideout served on numerous committees of the Maine Credit Union League, the statewide organization representing Maine’s credit union movement. She has also held the positions of Vice President and President with the Bangor Chapter of Credit
Unions, as well as with the Orono Village Association.
A proud University of Maine graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in Management, White-Rideout lives in the greater Bangor area with her family and works out of UCU’s headquarters at 15 Main Street in Orono.