East Idaho Credit Union Selects New President/Chief Executive Officer

LaNea Holt, Board Chair

Idaho Falls, Idaho  (July 20, 2012) – East Idaho Credit Union’s Board of Directors would like to announce the selection of Brad Bauges as the organization’s new President/Chief Executive Officer.

“We are excited to have Brad joining the credit union, and we welcome him into our family” said Chairman of the Board, LaNea Holt. “With his enthusiasm and energy, as well as his dedication to member service, Brad will be a strong leader as the credit union continues to grow and reach out to more members within the communities we serve.”   

Bauges holds a BS in Business Management from Oregon Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also is a graduate of the Credit Union Executive Society’s CEO Institute. He brings over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, eight of which he spent in senior management positions. Most recently, Bauges served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Columbia Credit Union, based in Vancouver, Washington. While there he oversaw many different facets of the $850 million organization, including their many branches, call center, and employee training. Prior, he held the position of Vice President of Branch Services for TDECU, where he helped to significantly increase their membership base and product offerings.

“I am honored to be joining such a strong and longstanding organization. This is an amazing opportunity to become part of a great team and community and I am eager to get started,” said Bauges, when asked about his new position.

Bauges will begin his position on July 19, 2012.

About East Idaho Credit Union
East Idaho Credit Union was founded in 1935 under the name Idaho Falls U.S. Government Employees Federal Credit Union. Today, it remains the oldest Credit Union in Eastern Idaho.   With its stable member base of government employees, East Idaho Credit Union operates under both a community charter and an expanded charter based on occupation. A solid, well established financial institution, East Idaho Credit Union provides local services to small and under-served communities in Eastern Idaho. One of the key strengths and point of differentiation for East Idaho Credit Union is the stability and longevity of its staff. Many employees have worked at the Credit Union for over 20 years.  East Idaho Credit Union currently operates in Idaho Falls, Shelley, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Dubois, Arco, Challis and Salmon and serves more than 30,000 members. It is operated by the members, for the members, to improve the financial situations of individuals, families, and local businesses. Its daily operations are guided by the credit union philosophy of “Not for profit, Not for charity, But for service.” Learn more at

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