Chief Lending Officer & Senior Vice President, BECU
Scott Strand is a Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for BECU in Seattle, Washington. He is responsible for BECU’s wealth management and mortgage, commercial and consumer lending businesses, which includes a $1.5 billion indirect auto and RV loan portfolio.
Scott has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, beginning his career at Seafirst Bank, the NW subsidiary of Bank of America. Prior to joining BECU in 2008, he worked at WaMu for five years. At Bank of America and WaMu, Scott held regional and national leadership roles across multiple functions and lending businesses, including Seafirst and Bank of America’s multi-billion dollar indirect auto loan and lease business.
Scott earned his degree in Finance from Western Washington University, also holds an EMBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast School of Banking, where his management paper on auto leasing was selected for inclusion in the school’s permanent lending library.
Scott is currently serves on several industry non-profit and corporate boards, including the CU Direct Lending Advisory Board, the Western Washington University College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, MEMBERS Trust, and Landau Associates.
BECU, with over $15 billion in assets and nearly one million members, is the nation’s fourth largest credit union and the largest financial institution based in Washington.