UniWyo Federal Credit Union, a fixture in financial services in Laramie, Wyoming for over 63 years, announced the retirement of their long-time President Larry Knopp.
Having worked at UniWyo for 21 years, and serving as President for 18 of those years, Larry Knopp has transformed UniWyo into the $298 million financial institution it is today. “Larry Knopp’s dedication to helping UniWyo meet its full potential in improving members’ lives has been extraordinary,” says Aaron Courtney, Chairman of the UniWyo Board of Directors. In the last 20 years, UniWyo has grown from $62,941,279 to over $298,000,000 in assets, with 70 employees, over 26,000 members, and three branches in Laramie, Wyoming. All three of the current branch buildings were opened under Larry’s direction.
Larry has been an essential part of the Laramie community, serving on many boards, committees and organizations. Under his guidance, UniWyo has given millions of dollars in donations to the Laramie community as well. Some of the larger, more recent donations from UniWyo, have been made to the University of Wyoming for Academic Scholarships, Financial Wellness, Athletics, and to the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, as well as other large donations in recent years going to the Cathedral Home for Children, Hospice of Laramie, and the Laramie High School.
“Larry has never forgotten that our members are what makes us who we are. Making sure that we can foster those relationships is what is important. He often says that if you take care of the little things, big things will happen,” explains Vice President of Human Resources, Jason Cortney.
Larry Knopp will continue working at UniWyo through early 2017, when a new President will take his place. Aaron Courtney goes on to say, “The Board of Directors has been engaged in choosing Larry’s successor, and will announce the decision in the coming weeks. UniWyo will remain committed to providing superior financial services to the membership. We thank Larry for his outstanding commitment to the membership and the success of UniWyo.”
“I am happy that I had the privilege to serve so many wonderful people over the years,” said Larry Knopp. “I am confident that the board’s selection of the new President will lead UniWyo to continued success and even further heights.”
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.