Ideal Credit Union promotes Alisha JR Johnson to Executive VP of Operations

WOODBURY, MN (September 1, 2016) — Alisha JR Johnson was recently promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations for Ideal Credit Union. Johnson joined Ideal in May of 2010 as Vice President of Marketing, and was promoted to Senior VP of Marketing, Sales & Service in August of 2012. In her new position, she is responsible for strategic development and management of operating units including branch operations, contact center, wealth management, business services, member relations and marketing. Included in the EVP of Operations role is responsibility for ensuring that professional business relationships are established and maintained with members, strategic vendors, the business community and trade organizations.

Johnson has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has received many awards throughout her career, including Finance and Commerce’s “Top Women in Finance” in 2001 and the Minneapolis Business Journal’s 2003 “Top 25 Women to Watch”. She was also recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Minneapolis Business Journal in 2006. Active in the financial services industry, she was a member of Financial Women International for over 11 years. She was a member of the ABA Bank Marketing Association for over 22 years and she also served on the Minnesota Banker’s Association’s Board of Directors. She holds an MBA and undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas.

“Alisha is a tremendous asset to our organization with her wealth of in-depth, strategic marketing and operations experience,” said Ideal CU President Brian Sherrick. “By integrating operations under her leadership, she will be instrumental in bringing our service delivery to the next level.”

Ideal CU recently promoted Alisha JR Johnson to EVP of Operations

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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