Kent Oram, Mandy Jones Join WCMS Board of Trustees

Idaho Central Credit Union President and CEO Kent Oram, and Oregon Community Credit Union President and CEO Mandy Jones have joined the Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) Board of Trustees.

Kent Oram

Oram has been the president and CEO of Idaho Central CU in Pocatello, ID since 2007. He began his career in 1984 as the credit union’s data processing manager, and in 1986 was promoted to executive vice president.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Idaho State University as well as Certified Chief Executive and Certified Credit Union Executive designations from CUES. He is a 1989 WCMS graduate.

“I enjoyed my association and education at Western CUNA Management School. Since then, I have been able to use many of the concepts I first explored there as I continued to develop my career,” Oram told Anthem.  “I hope to be able to give back to the school through my efforts on the Board of Trustees. I am humbled and grateful the Board asked me to join.”

Jones has more than 30 years of experience in the credit union industry.  Prior to joining Oregon Community CU, she spent 22 years at Patelco Credit Union in San Francisco, CA, where she was vice president of human resources, vice president of operations, and senior vice president of operations.

Mandy Jones

Jones is past president of the Board of Directors for United Way of Lane County and current Board Chair of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce Board.  She also co-chairs Western Oregon’s division of Credit Unions for Kids benefiting Children’s Miracle Network.  She is a graduate of Oregon State University.

In addition, Blue Federal Credit Union President and CEO Stephanie Teubner recently joined the board.

The other trustees are Chairman Brad Harvey, President and CEO of Horizons North CU in Northglenn, CO; Vice Chairman Sterling Nielsen, President and CEO of Mountain America CU in West Jordan, UT; Secretary/Treasurer Gene Pelham, president and CEO of Rogue Credit Union in Oregon; Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Scott Earl, president and CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association; Partners Federal Credit Union President and CEO John Janclaes; SkyOne Federal Credit Union President and CEO Eileen Rivera; and WCMS Provost Mark Klinkert.

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