The board of directors of Bellwether Community Credit Union in Manchester appointed Nathan Saller to succeed current President/CEO Michael L’Ecuyer. Saller was named president and chief operating officer and will transition to CEO when long-time leader L’Ecuyer retires October 1.
“It was really important for us to find the right candidate, one who was committed to the values of the organization, and who at the same time possessed the industry knowledge necessary to create an incredible experience for our employees and members,” says John Gennetti, chair of Bellwether’s board of directors. “We were thrilled that we were able to choose a strong internal candidate whose experience and desire to do what’s right for all constituents makes him the perfect person to take the helm.”
“Bellwether is an absolutely incredible organization,” says Saller. “We have amazing people, a strong commitment to delivering extraordinary service and tangible value to our members, and a history of impact on the communities we serve. I look forward to building on this strong foundation to further extend our positive impact on our members and the community.”
Saller joined Bellwether in 1997 in a marketing role, then led the company's retail banking and call center teams and later was placed in charge of corporate strategy. He was named COO in 2017 and executive vice president in 2018. According to a statement from Bellwether, Saller was influential in growing Bellwether’s membership from 10,000 to over 36,000 members today.
Saller currently serves as vice chairman on the board of directors for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, member of the board of advisors for StayWorkPlayNH, and chairs the marketing committee for America's Credit Union Museum in Manchester. He received his Master of Business Administration from UNH Manchester and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Evangel University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers' Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I am thrilled with the soard’s selection of Nathan,” says L’Ecuyer. “He is well respected by his colleagues and in the communities Bellwether serves. I look forward to working with him during the transition period and then watching him continue to forge his own legacy as a business and community leader.”