Ideal Credit Union Emily Kelly to VP of Talent and Administration

WOODBURY, MN (February 5, 2018)Ideal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Emily Kelly to Vice President of Talent and Administration. Kelly joined the Ideal team in 1993 as a teller through the credit union’s OJT (On the Job Training) program with Tartan High School, which is now home to the Ideal CU Student Credit Union. She has also worked in the Contact Center and loan areas. Prior to her promotion she served as Director of Training and Development.

Kelly has over 24 years of credit union experience, with 19 + years spent in the Human Resource Department, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification through the HR Certification Institute.

In her new position, Kelly will oversee the operations of the Human Resources department and be responsible for recruitment and staffing, employee relations, benefit and payroll administration, employee orientation, development and training, regulatory compliance relative to personnel, pay and benefits, facilities and administrative functions.

Kelly serves as Board Chair for the Ideal Scholarship Foundation, which offers scholarship grants to children and grandchildren of current and retired employees, and coordinates the Casual for a Cause Committee. “Casual for a Cause” is a popular monthly internal fundraising activity that gives employees the opportunity to wear casual clothing (jeans) on designated Fridays for a minimum contribution. A total of 121 Ideal CU employees currently contribute each pay period, which helps raise over $6,500 per year. Members and branch guests are also encouraged to donate. Funds are donated to a different charity each quarter. Kelly is also regular volunteer at credit union-sponsored events, including Second Harvest Heartland and the annual MN Brain Tumor 5K.

“Emily has a wealth of experience and understanding of the human resource and training aspects of the credit union and is a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “Emily exemplifies the quality of student employees we have had throughout our long history with Tartan High School and I am excited for this next chapter in her career growth.”

Emily Kelly

About Ideal Credit Union

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” five years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette, “Best Credit Union in the Forest Lake Area” by readers of the Forest Lake Times, and was named a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS# 401783.


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