Navigant Credit Union 1.30.23


For the first time in more than 35 years, there’s a new leader at Rhode Island’s largest member-owned credit union.

Kathleen C. Orovitz, a 30-year veteran of the financial services sector, has been elevated to the role of President & CEO of Navigant Credit Union following the retirement of Gary E. Furtado. Selected unanimously by the credit union’s Board of Directors, Orovitz joined Navigant Credit Union in 2009 and previously served as Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Banking Officer.

Kathy is taking the helm of a rapidly growing financial institution with more than 107 years of history at the center of Rhode Island’s business community. Navigant Credit Union closed 2022 with more than 130,000 members and over $3.3 billion in assets – and Kathy says her goal in 2023 is to build on the credit union’s momentum, while staying true to its roots.

“I am truly honored to serve as Navigant Credit Union’s next leader, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from Gary Furtado and the rest of our team over the last 13 years,” said Orovitz in a statement. “I am devoted to Navigant Credit Union’s mission of delivering the best experiences for our members across Rhode Island while continuing to sustain and build upon our best-in-class employer status. I am excited to get to work.”

On behalf of the Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association: Welcome, Kathy – and good luck!

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