Jennifer Huggard is the senior vice president of administration & governance affairs at the GoWest Credit Union Association. Her main responsibilities include human resources, payroll, and accounting.

Huggard earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Washington. After working as an online banking customer contact for KeyBank, she joined the Washington Credit Union League where she became the educational services administrator. After moving into the accounting role at the League, she added human resources to her plate. She really enjoys focusing on the air we breathe.

In her quest to better support her team, Huggard has earned certification as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and is on the Executive Committee of the CUNA HR/TD Council.

Huggard appreciates the cooperative nature of the credit union movement. Credit union professionals’ genuine concern on putting the consumer first really stands out to her.


Susan Kismarton

Susan Kismarton

Coordinator, Accounting & Admin

Phone: 206.340.4835

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x115

Susan Kismarton serves as the Accounting & Administration Coordinator for the GoWest Credit Union Association.  She is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting system, tax filings, payroll assistance, and management of the office environment. Kismarton has a bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics from Colorado State University. She has worked in the field of […]

Derek. Sprague

Derek Sprague

Director, Finance & Admin

Phone: 208.297.5922

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x303

Derek Sprague serves as the Director of Finance & Administration for the GoWest Credit Union Association. His primary roles include overseeing the accounting, auditing, and treasury functions for the Association, its subsidiaries, and ancillary organizations. He also assists with facility management. Sprague is a native of the Northwest and graduated with honors from Boise State […]