OnPoint Community Credit Union Announces Patty Groman as Chief People Officer

Press Release

Groman will lead the credit union’s people and talent strategy

PORTLAND, Ore., January 5, 2023—OnPoint Community Credit Union has hired people and culture expert Patty Groman, PHR, to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Groman joins the Executive Team of Oregon’s largest credit union of 90 years with more than 500,000 members and $9.1 billion in assets.

Groman has more than 20 years of experience as a human resources professional in the technology, marketing, consulting, audiology, recruitment and finance sectors. As Chief People Officer, Groman oversees the company’s overall talent strategy and culture with a people-centric and innovative approach, leads talent development and acquisition, organizational and performance management, and training and employee compensation, as well as implementing a comprehensive diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and programs.

“Our team is what makes us who we are,” said Rob Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “Patty’s experience in implementing strategies that put people first advances our commitment to helping all OnPoint employees grow and thrive. We are thrilled to welcome Patty to the team as we continue cultivating an inclusive and supportive culture.”

Before joining OnPoint as Chief People Officer, Groman was the first female chief officer at Columbia Grain International, an organization dedicated to cultivating the growth of high-quality food ingredients. She oversaw the organization’s people and culture strategy for 500 employees across seven states and more than 66 locations. In addition to this role, she has led human resources and recruitment functions at Opus Agency, Audigy Group, Xenium, United Human Capital Solutions and Washington Mutual. Groman also has extensive experience managing acquisitions and integrations, handling all aspects of due diligence from compliance to culture.

“From small businesses to regional organizations, I’ve had the pleasure of helping companies across many industries support and grow their teams,” said Groman. “OnPoint and I share an understanding that prioritizing people and truly seeing, hearing and recognizing them for their unique value is the key to creating a great place to work. I am ecstatic to join the OnPoint family and help deepen its 90-year commitment to its people, members and communities.”

Groman received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Portland State University. In 2009, she obtained her Professional Human Resources® certification from the Human Resource Standards Institute. She also completed the diversity and inclusion certification program at Cornell University.

Originally from Guatemala City, Groman is dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the next generations and a legacy of continuous growth and learning. In her free time, she loves running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, two sons and daughter-in-law.

The OnPoint Executive Team is comprised of:

  • Rob Stuart, President/Chief Executive Officer
  • Cirith Anderson, Senior Vice President/Chief Risk Officer
  • Jim Armstrong, Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer
  • Tim Clevenger, Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer
  • Patty Groman, Senior Vice President/Chief People Officer
  • Jim Hunt, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
  • Steve Leugers, Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
  • Tory McVay, Senior Vice President/Chief Retail Officer
  • Wendy Beth Oliver, Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Officer



OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving over 500,000 members and with assets of $9.1 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 28 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.


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