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Redwood Credit Union Promotes Will Thorn to Vice President of Human Resources and Training

Thorn to Oversee HR, Recruiting, and Training Departments

Will Thorn

Santa Rosa, Calif. - Redwood Credit Union (RCU) has promoted Will Thorn to vice president of human resources and training. In his new role, Thorn will oversee the strategic planning, execution, and program management of human resources, recruiting, and training.

Having joined RCU in 2006, Thorn has held many positions at the credit union. These include teller, member services representative, training coordinator, employee relations and development analyst, assistant manager of employee relations, human resources manager, and now vice president of human resources and training.

“We’re at an important period of growth at Redwood Credit Union, and I’m very happy to have Will play a key role in leadership,” says senior vice president of people Kristina Derkos. “He has a deep understanding of our mission and values and will make sure they’re incorporated in our growth plans. For many years we’ve been a Best Place to Work and with Will’s help, our employees will continue to feel well supported.”

Thorn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sonoma State University, with a concentration in education, and is certified in human performance improvement from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). He served as director at large, vice president of education, and individual contributor for PASCO, Sonoma County from 2015 to 2020. And he currently donates his time to the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, the Redwood Empire Food Bank, and Rebuilding Together.


About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, and more. Wealth management and investment services are available through CUSO Financial Services L.P., and through RCU Services Group (RCU’s wholly owned subsidiary), insurance and auto-purchasing services are also available. RCU has $5.7 billion in assets and serves more than 366,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit, or follow RCU on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for news and updates.

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