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Lakewood, WA – Harborstone Credit Union has selected Jimese Harkley, JD, CCE, CUDE as its new Chief Community Engagement Officer. Harborstone’s mission is to create thriving communities and its leadership believes this new role will be pivotal in shaping the organization’s community engagement strategies and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

“It was clear to see throughout the process that Jimese’s values align well with Harborstone’s core values. Her history of success in leading community engagement efforts and her strategic mindset make her an excellent addition to the executive team,” says Geoff Bullock, CEO.

Harkley most recently served as VP of Membership for CUES and brings over 15 years of industry experience to her new position at Harborstone. She began her career as a teller for America’s First FCU and progressed to serve as the credit union’s Philanthropy and Community Relations Manager. Harkley also previously served in various roles at Filene Research Institute.

“I am excited to work with the entire Harborstone team. The credit union is committed to fostering meaningful relationships and ensuring individuals have access to resources, knowledge, and opportunities to achieve financial stability,” says Harkley. “When I walked into a branch, the decor and environment immediately brought the organization’s mission and vision to life. I am genuinely grateful for the journey that led me here.”

She was placed by DDJ Myers, the well-known leadership development firm that offers a broad range of solutions to help clients optimize their greatest assets – their people. “I appreciate the care and communication that the DDJ Myers team provided throughout the process. They aim to match humans with organizations to achieve mutual goals. They are committed to helping executives increase visibility, attract relevant opportunities, and ultimately land their desired roles,” says Harkley.

Harkley earned her Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Jacksonville State University. She’s been married for two decades and has a young-adult son and teenage daughter. In her free time, Harkley enjoys being a dance mom, supporting college football, fundraising, and attending concerts.

About Harborstone Credit Union
It’s our mission to create thriving communities. We do this by helping our members achieve their full potential through trusted relationships. We believe our members, regardless of income level, can achieve financial prosperity with the right support, tools and resources. We’re here to help our members feel empowered – giving them confidence that they can thrive and achieve success in their own, unique financial situation. We believe in relationships. Establishing trust, and following through with consistent, exceptional service to our members. That’s our mission. Learn more at

About DDJ Myers, An ALM First Company
DDJ Myers specializes in leadership success through executive recruitment, strategic organization, and board development for financial institutions. In addition, they offer a broad range of online assessments to help companies optimize their greatest assets – their people. DDJ Myers joined forces with ALM First, a strategic partner that offers depositories an array of financial advisory services, in 2022 to provide expanded educational opportunities and solutions to help clients optimize both people and financial performance. Learn more at or visit our parent company

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