New roles for Lanphear, Besse

Both start new positions on Jan. 1

First West Credit Union has announced David Lanphear as president of its Envision Financial division while also appointing Shelley Besse to the role of chief operating officer of First West, a new position within the credit union.

Both begin their new positions on Jan. 1.

Besse will be responsible for overseeing regional operations across all of First West’s regional brands including Envision Financial, Valley First, Enderby & District Financial and Island Savings, and extending the organization’s commitment to being trusted advisors for its members and clients.

She has been with the company since 1984.

Lanphear is currently vice-president of banking and insurance services where he has been responsible for the financial performance, leadership and overall strategic direction of Envision Financial’s banking and insurance teams.

Lanphear has 18 years of financial services experience and has held a number of progressively senior positions during his career.