Financial Partners board member Earl Washington passes away

DOWNEY -- Financial Partners Credit Union has announced the passing of board member Earl Washington. 

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Washington was elected to the Financial Partners Credit Union’s board of directors in 2000 and served as chairman for the last 15 years.

He was a staunch credit union supporter and dedicated member advocate. During his tenure, the credit union nearly tripled in size, growing from $456 million to $1.3 billion, while transforming into a technologically progressive organization with a clear focus on member value.

“Earl was a great mentor, partner and dear friend,” said Nader Moghaddam, president and CEO, Financial Partners Credit Union. “His keen strategic mind, passion for excellence and collaborative leadership was an inspiration to us all. We were fortunate to have such a gifted and engaged executive join our board. He will be missed.”

Prior to joining the board, Washington was the senior vice president, marketing & communications at Rockwell International – a Fortune 500 company. Over the span of his career, he was recognized several times as one of the “40 Most Powerful Black Executives” in corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine.

In addition to his volunteer work at Financial Partners Credit Union, Washington served on the board of Citrus Valley Hospital; the board of trustees at Harvey Mudd College; and the leadership board of directors of the Multicultural Institute, among others.

Washington leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Brenda, their three children and grandson.