Gesa Credit Union announces new CFO

RICHLAND, WA (April 11, 2024) — Gesa Credit Union is pleased to announce the selection of Kurt Johnson as the Credit Union’s new Chief Financial Officer.

“We look forward to Kurt joining us at Gesa Credit Union,” said Don Miller, President/CEO. “With his extensive experience in both finance and risk, Kurt will be an asset to our executive leadership team and our organization.

Kurt Johnson has worked in the financial services industry for 28 years, most recently serving on the executive team of the $3.2 billion Wisconsin-based Educators Credit Union. His nine years at Educators Credit Union included time spent in the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Risk Officer roles. Prior experience includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Heartland Credit Union and 15 years as a public accountant at Wipfli, where he worked extensively with credit unions in the Midwest. He previously served on the Finance Committee of the Ronald McDonald House and has been active with the Wisconsin Credit Union League throughout his tenure at Educators Credit Union.

When asked for a comment about his new position, Kurt said, “I am excited to join this dynamic and exciting credit union. I am looking forward to my future working with Don, the senior team, and the rest of the credit union’s staff and serving its members.”

Kurt Johnson

About Gesa Credit Union

Gesa Credit Union is one of Washington’s largest credit unions with over $5.5 billion in assets and is nearly 290,000 members strong. Gesa is a full-service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage, and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 29 branches, loan centers, full-service student-operated campus branches at Washington State University, and 13 student-operated high school branches across Washington state. The Gesa Community Foundation, established in 2022, further supports Gesa’s ongoing commitment to local communities and charitable giving, which includes support for schools, Local Heroes groups, and community organizations through its Affinity Debit Card Program, as well as through its annual youth scholarships, and free financial and educational resources available to members and the general public. For more information, visit 


Xiamara Garza
Curator PR for Gesa Credit Union

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