Ontario, CA (January 4, 2017) — 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. In addition, Blue Federal Credit Union President and CEO Stephanie Teubner recently joined the board.
Teubner was appointed to replace outgoing board member Numerica Credit Union President and CEO Carla Altepeter. Her appointment was effective Dec. 6. Oram and Jones replaced outgoing board members—Wescom Credit Union President and CEO Darren Williams and Xceed Financial Credit Union President and CEO Teresa Freeborn—whose terms expired in December. The terms for Oram and Jones began January 2017.
Comprised of nine credit union CEOs, two League presidents, the WCMS president, and WCMS provost—the board is responsible for oversight and direction of the school.
Teubner has been the CEO of Blue FCU in Wyoming since March of 2005. The credit union is the product of a 2016 merger between Warren Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, WY and Community Financial Credit Union in Broomfield, CO, and now serves more than 73,000 members worldwide with branch locations in Wyoming and Colorado.
Teubner joined Warren FCU in 2000 as vice president of administration, and was subsequently promoted to EVP and then CEO. She holds an MBA from the University of Wyoming, and is a Development Educator with the National Credit Union Foundation and a Certified Credit Union Executive with the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES). She serves on a variety of boards, including the Wyoming Children’s Society, Laramie County Economic Development Authority, Credit Union Services Network, and Centennial Lending Board of Managers.
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.
Jones has more than 30 years of experience in the credit union industry. Prior to joining Oregon Community, 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.
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.
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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WCMS serves credit unions in the 13 western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. It is sponsored by the Alaska Credit Union League, California Credit Union League, Credit Union Association of New Mexico, Hawaii Credit Union League, Idaho Credit Union League, Montana Credit Union Network, Mountain West Credit Union Association, Nevada Credit Union League, Northwest Credit Union Association, and Utah Credit Union Association, in cooperation with Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Graduates who have developed their skills and knowledge at the school occupy positions of leadership and responsibility at some of the nation’s leading credit unions.
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