UniWyo Federal Credit Union announced the appointment of Dave Krause as their new President, effective December 19th, 2016. UniWyo, with assets of $298 million and more than 26,000 members, has three branches located in Laramie. Krause’s appointment follows the retirement announcement of current President Larry Knopp, who served for 21 years.
“The Board of Directors has been active in the CEO search for the past nine months, and we are very excited to bring Dave on board. We are fully confident in his ability to focus on our mission of hometown values, worldwide access, and lifelong relationships,” says Aaron Courtney, Chairman of the UniWyo Board of Directors. “With more than 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, he has a lot to bring to UniWyo.”
Krause was previously the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at $1.3 billion Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, based out of Kentucky. He oversaw the operations of 16 branches. He is no stranger to the area, having grown up in Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Texas Christian University.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our remarkable organization into the future, and to get to know our members,” says Krause. “UniWyo has a long history of maximizing financial products and services to bring the most value to our members, which will be ongoing into the future. I look forward to continuing to focus on the member experience. I’ve already had many conversations with Larry Knopp and the management team, and they have the vision, work ethic, and leadership skills that will make UniWyo successful for years to come.”
About UniWyo Federal Credit Union
UniWyo was originally chartered as a credit union in December 1953, when nine University of Wyoming employees opened their accounts with $5 each. The current membership totals over 23,000. UniWyo Federal Credit Union is a member of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) with accounts federally insured to at least $250,000.