Mountain West Credit Union Association Announces 2015-2016 Board Officers

PHOENIX, Az. and DENVER, Co. (April 14, 2015) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) has elected its 2015-2016 board of directors officers. The officers were elected at the MWCUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention held late March in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The Mountain West Credit Union Association is dedicated to strong advocacy efforts, providing resources, and delivering support and training to our members,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of the Association. “The dedication and leadership of our board helps us achieve those goals and helps our member credit unions succeed.”

John Uchida, President of Space Age Federal Credit Union in Aurora, Colorado will serve as the board chair. Jim Yates, President of First Education Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, Wyoming, will serve as vice-chair; Walt Marx, President and CEO of Northern Colorado Credit Union in Greeley, Colorado, will serve as secretary; and Colleen Curtis, President and CEO of Southwest Healthcare Credit Union in Phoenix, Arizona, will serve as treasurer. The Association board of directors provides leadership and direction for the Association.

“I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Association Board of Directors,” said Uchida. “We are charged with providing the strategic leadership to help member credit unions successfully navigate the challenging world of providing financial services. Through the cooperative spirit that credit unions were born out of, we work together to ensure our member credit unions are well positioned to grow.”

Other members of the board include: Dan Desmond, TruWest Credit Union (Phoenix, Arizona); Doug Ferraro, Bellco Credit Union (Denver, Colorado); Susan Frank, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union (Phoenix, Arizona); Steve Higginson, Reliant Federal Credit Union (Casper, Wyoming); Dan Kester, Sooper Credit Union (Denver, Colorado); Sandy Neves, Fitzsimons Federal Credit Union (Aurora, Colorado) and Robert D. Ramirez, Vantage West Credit Union (Tucson, Arizona).

About the Mountain West Credit Union Association

The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 125 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $34 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at or on Facebook at To learn more about credit unions visit