Idaho Central Credit Union President and CEO, Kent Oram, Elected NWCUA Board of Directors Chairman

Oram replaces John Zmolek, President and CEO of Verity Credit Union, who served on the Board for six years.

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SeaTac, Washington, (Oct. 6, 2020) — Kent Oram, President and CEO of Idaho Central Credit Union, has been elected Chairman of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Board of Directors. Oram replaces John Zmolek, President and CEO of Verity Credit Union, who served on the Board for six years.

Oram was elected on Sept. 30, during a Board reorganization meeting, immediately following the Association’s first-ever virtual Annual Business Meeting. He joined the Association’s Board of Directors in 2019 after the merger between NWCUA and the Idaho Credit Union League, most recently serving as the NWCUA Board’s Vice Chairman.

He’s dedicated more than 30 years to ICCU, beginning his credit union career in 1984, and eventually being named President and CEO of ICCU in 2007. Under his leadership, the credit union has grown from $600 million in assets to more than $6 billion. In 2014, Oram was inducted into the Credit Union Executive Society’s Hall of Fame.

“Under Kent’s leadership, the Northwest Credit Union Movement will continue to thrive and grow,” said Troy Stang, NWCUA President and CEO. “The Association is pleased to welcome its first Idaho credit union leader as Board Chairman.”

Oram said he is proud of all that Idaho, Oregon, and Washington credit unions achieved throughout 2020, noting their exemplary service to members and Main Street, and said he’s optimistic for what’s to come in 2021.

“I look forward to next year,” Oram said. “The Northwest Credit Union Association is a powerful voice, not only for credit unions in our three states, but across the nation.”

The 2020-2021 NWCUA Board of Directors and its Executive Committee Officers includes:

  • Kent Oram, Chairman, Idaho Central Credit Union
  • Jeff Adams, Vice Chairman, Horizon Credit Union
  • Larry Ellifritz, Secretary/Treasurer, Consolidated Community Credit Union
  • Trisha Baker, Executive Committee Member, Lewis Clark Credit Union
  • Don Clark, Director, Sound Credit Union
  • Bert Fisher, Director, Our Community Credit Union
  • Jennifer Kutcher, Director, WECU
  • Teri Robinson, Director, Ironworkers USA Federal Credit Union
  • Dan Thurman, Director, East Idaho Credit Union
  • Brooke Van Vleet, Director, InRoads Credit Union
  • Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn, Director, Central Willamette Credit Union

To learn more about NWCUA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors, visit the Association online.

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