Travis Credit Union Appoints Chief People Officer to Lead People Operations and Drive Culture

portrait of Catherine Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Travis Credit Union

Vacaville, CA – Kevin Miller, President and CEO of Travis Credit Union (TCU), announced the appointment of Catherine Johnson as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. As Chief People Officer, Johnson will have oversight and responsibility for TCU’s Human Resources, Learning & Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion engagement programs, as well as be an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Johnson will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all disciplines that fall under Human Resources and Training. She will develop and execute TCU’s long-range human capital business plan, including organizational learning, internal communications, cultural alignment, leadership development, succession planning, organization design, human resource management and diversity and inclusion initiatives to support the culture, values and strategic vision for the organization comprised of more than 600 employees.

“Much great work has got us where we are today,” Johnson said. “From there, I would like to build our people strategy, focusing on strengthening and scaling our people programs, processes and systems that attract, develop and retain talent, ultimately advancing TCU’s mission, vision, and goals.”

“I'm very excited to build on the organization's strong foundation and mission, strengthen our connection to our members and communities, helping our staff to do their best work and be their best selves. It is a privilege to join Travis Credit Union.”

Prior to her appointment, Johnson spent five years as the Vice President of Human Resources (HR) with the Center for Elders’ Independence in Oakland. Her impressive portfolio also includes positions as Director of Global HR Programs for Menlo Worldwide/Con-Way, Inc., an international logistics and supply chain business with more than 5,000 employees in 22 countries, in San Mateo and Director of HR Programs at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, where she successfully translated strategy into HR programs and initiatives, resulting in innovative programs with positive, measurable results.

“Catherine is a national human resources leader who brings a deep knowledge of the human resources industry and 20 years of executive leadership experience to Travis Credit Union,” stated Miller. “She brings a wealth of human resources and strategic planning expertise and company results to Travis Credit Union, including organization design and development, performance management, talent management, strategic business, and HR planning. We are thrilled to have Catherine as part of our organization.”

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma, Colusa and Merced counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the twelfth largest credit union in California, with 225,000 members and more than $4.7 billion in assets. Travis Credit Union is recognized as a Forbes 2019, 2020, and 2021 Best-in-State Credit Union. As one of the premier financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members, its solid, secure history and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.