SEATTLE, Wash.-Robert Harvey, Jr. said he will step down as president/CEO of the $544-million Seattle Metropolitan CU on April 1, 2011.

Over the course of his tenure as head of Seattle Metro, which began in Aug. 1992, Harvey was active with the Washington league, including a term as chairman, and with CUNA Mutual Owner's Advisory Council. He was named Washington State CU Professional of the Year and CUES Executive of the Year in 2003, joining the latter organization's Hall of Fame the following year.

Harvey also was chairman of Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) at the time it was placed into conservatorship by NCUA, having joined the corporate's board in 2001.

A former officer in the Marines during the Vietnam era, Harvey earned his mathematics degree from Grove City College in 1968 and held a number of positions at Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank before joining the CU movement in 1983 when he was named vice president at Lockheed FCU. Harvey has also earned a M.B.A. degree in Banking from Golden Gate University.

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