Jack Lawson


Jack Lawson
President and CEO of Clearwater Federal Credit Union

Jack Lawson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Federal Credit Union, a $550 million credit union in Western Montana. Clearwater Federal Credit Union is Montana’s second largest credit union and its largest Treasury Department certified CDFI.

The credit union’s 160 employees serve 47,000 members from 6 branches in and around Missoula. Prior to joining Clearwater FCU Jack worked for 5 years as Chief Operating Officer of Self-Help Federal Credit Union, a nationally recognized community development lender with operations in North Carolina, California, Florida and Chicago. Prior to working at Self-Help he spent about 10 years at Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, working first as the credit union’s founding organizer and then as its Chief Executive Officer. In other moments in his career, Jack has also been a carpenter, a logger, a slate roofer and a land use planner.

Jack is currently a member of the board of directors of the Inclusiv, Missoula Economic Partnership, the state league Montana’s Credit Unions and of MonTEC. He lives in Missoula with his wife, Sasha Bell, and their daughter, Bebban Lawson.

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