BOISE, Idaho (5/11/10)--The Idaho Credit Union League announced the recipients of its volunteer
and professional of the year awards, and its new board chair during the league’s 74th annual meeting in Coeur d’Alene last week. Chris Martson, board member of Potlatch No. 1 FCU, Lewiston, won the league's 2009 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. He has worked for Potlatch Corp./Clearwater Paper for 33 years, and has served on the credit union’s board for the past 26 years. He also chaired the board for eight years.
Brad Swartzentruber, president/CEO of Northwest Christian CU in Nampa and Boise, was named the 2009 Outstanding Credit Union Professional of the Year. He became CEO at Northwest Christian CU in 1999 and has worked in the credit union movement for 19 years. Swartzentruber also is vice president of the board of directors for the Southwest Chapter of Credit Unions in Idaho.
Denay Moles, CEO, Idadiv CU, Nampa, was elected board chair. Former chair Glenda Hart, CEO of Latah FCU, Moscow, completed her one-year term and is preparing for her retirement. Moles has been CEO of Idadiv CU since 2002 and has been employed by the credit union since 1979. She has served on the board for the past four years and also has served as its secretary/treasurer. She was elected during the Idaho league's annual meeting.