Gayda Named STCU Vice President-Branches

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Longtime employee Patsy Gayda has been named STCU’s vice president-branches.

Gayda joined the credit union as a teller in 1985, rising through the ranks to become director of branch operations in 2004. In that position, she was instrumental in opening STCU’s U-District, Post Falls, Northtown Square, Liberty Lake, Silver Lake and Northtown Square branches.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. In addition, she has completed the Credit Union National Association management school, a comprehensive three-year program. She is a member of the executive committee for the CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council, a national post.

Strongly committed to community volunteerism, Gayda is treasurer for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the organization’s board of directors and executive board. She is a board member for Women Helping Women and is a former Big Sisters volunteer, among other community activities.

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Founded by educators in 1934, STCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative with 14 branches in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, more than $1.5 billion in total assets and 95,000 members.

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