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Jul 18, 2017

The first loan at Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) was a $2.50 tool loan funded by its 18 members in order to help new employees of the Boeing organization acquire the tools they needed to do their job. That was 85 years ago. Today, BECU is the fourth largest credit union in the country, has over one million members, and 1,900 employees mostly based in Washington state. What’s helped them become so successful? A strong company culture and a clear set of values. I spoke with Benson Porter, the CEO of BECU, about the importance of culture and values in an organization, how it drives business results, and how BECU got its start.

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