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Cobalt Credit Union Names Bellevue University Alumna Robin Larsen as New President and CEO


Cobalt Credit Union’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Robin Larsen will serve as the new President and CEO of the area’s largest credit union, beginning January 11, 2021. Larsen will succeed Gail DeBoer, who has served as Cobalt’s President and CEO since 2007. Larsen earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration followed by a Masters of Science in Management from Bellevue University.

Most recently serving as Chief Operations Officer, Larsen began her career at Cobalt in September 1988. During her tenure, she has served in various roles, including Operations Training Officer and Branch Manager.

“The Board is excited to have Robin lead the credit union into the future,” Dr. Julia Cronin-Gilmore, Chairman of the Board and Bellevue University Professor in the College of Business and Program Director for the Doctor of Business Administration, said. “Her background is ideal to guide Cobalt through the ever-changing landscape facing financial institutions today.”

Cronin-Gilmore points to Larsen’s enterprise-focused roles leading new product and service development, branch expansion and core systems conversion as notable accomplishments during her tenure as Chief Operations Officer: “Robin’s unique mix of strategic vision and operations background are a winning combination for our community, members and employees.”

Additionally, Larsen has completed extensive coursework through the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) and the Credit Union National Association. Larsen is co-commander for the 97th Intelligence Squadron with the Offutt Advisory Council at Offutt Air Force Base. She currently serves as a board member on the SAC Foundation, Offutt Advisory Council, Wings Over the Heartland, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and NAFCU Services Committee.

About Cobalt Credit Union

Cobalt Credit Union is locally owned by its members and recognized for its community involvement. Motivated by member service rather than profit, Cobalt’s focus is on providing safety, soundness and convenience to its members. Cobalt Credit Union is a financial partner for life, helping members with better banking, financial planning, home buying, investing, education and retirement planning, commercial banking services and more. Cobalt serves more than 110,000 members in fourteen counties in Iowa and Nebraska. Stay True. Bank Blue.

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 57,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).