Engaging with the United Local Credit Union as president and CEO, Jill Bechard most recently guided the Fresno, California, headquartered institution. In this role, she employed leadership skills in engineering a complete corporate turnaround. Jill Bechard’s areas of focus were on implementing policy, governance, human resource development, and quality controls. This led to a successful weathering of economic pressures surrounding the financial crisis and Great Recession.
Ms. Bechard left United Local Credit Union in 2016, in accordance with the credit union’s long-term succession plan. Her current focus is on transformational leadership consulting, as well as publishing and writing. Her areas of extensive knowledge extend to designing and maintaining quality controls regarding overall operations and ensuring excellent board governance and relations.
Ms. Bechard has presented in her field at events of organizations such as the Bank Marketing Association and the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations. Jill Bechard has also written, produced, and cast a number of radio and television commercials spanning the credit union and banking sectors.