New Local Credit Union CEO Honored Among Top 50 Diverse Board Candidates

HILLSBORO, Ore., December 27, 2023: Nathan Cox, new President/CEO of InRoads Credit Union, has earned recognition on the prestigious Top 50 Diverse Board Candidates list, a collaborative initiative by Equilar and Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence. The list spotlights outstanding board candidates from underrepresented demographic groups, individuals not currently serving on public boards and who embody the essential leadership and strategic skills crucial for effective board service.

“I am thrilled to receive this honor, as it underscores the significance of diversity in shaping the direction of our boards,” said Cox. “With DEI, you can’t just check the box. It is a guiding principle that shapes our business strategies and strengthens the bonds between organizations and the diverse communities they serve.”

With over three decades of dedication to financial leadership and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Cox has been a beacon of positive change in the communities he serves. After seeing his exemplary leadership skills, Cox was honored by a selection committee of directors on Standard & Poor’s 500 boards, leaders in the board search industry and prominent figures from the corporate governance sector.

“This recognition doesn’t come as a surprise to us at InRoads. From the moment Nathan joined us in mid-2023, it was evident that he would make a significant impact not only within our organization but also in our community,” said Ryann Weaver, Chief Marketing Officer at InRoads Credit Union. “Congratulations Nathan, we couldn’t be more proud.”

As a leader, Cox has seen the successful implementation of organization-wide DEI initiatives, fueling business growth, promoting workplace wellness, and fostering collaboration between financial institutions and historically underrepresented communities. His commitment to diversity is not confined to the financial sector, but extends to promoting inclusivity in medical education, as seen through his role as the Board Treasurer of the California Medicine Coalition.

In collaboration with the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN) — a comprehensive “registry of registries” featuring board-ready executives from leading affinity organizations — the 2023 Top 50 list is drawn from nominations by esteemed organizations, including the Latino Corporate Directors Association, Ascend Pinnacle, LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors Association, Santa Clara University’s Women’s Corporate Board Readiness program, Black Corporate Board Readiness programs, Neythri, and others.

 About InRoads Credit Union
Proud to be a not-for-profit, community-focused, member-owned financial cooperative, InRoads Credit Union was established in 1938 and holds over $360 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, volunteers, or worships in Columbia, Clatsop, Cowlitz, Multnomah and Washington Counties, along with immediate family who are existing InRoads members. In addition to the incoming Hillsboro location, InRoads has locations in Scappoose, St. Helens and Rainier, Ore.

About the Equilar Diversity Network
Launched in September 2016 to advance diverse representation in boardrooms globally, EDN now comprises more than 50 partner organizations and nearly 170,000 diverse board candidates, supplementing nearly 2.5 million candidate profiles in the Equilar ExecAtlas database. EDN is a consortium of leading diversity-focused organizations consolidating robust registries of board-ready executives into one searchable database.

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