Numerica Credit Union Chief Executive Officer Announcement

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Spokane Valley, Wash. – After an extensive search, the Numerica Credit Union Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Carla Altepeter as the credit union’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Dennis Cutter, who is retiring on Aug. 31, after serving 40 years as the credit union’s president and CEO.

Altepeter has served as president/CEO of CitizensFirst Credit Union in Oshkosh, Wis., since 1992. She will officially begin at Numerica on Sept. 1. Cutter explained that her commitment to the community was most appealing to the board of directors.

“Her most notable quality is her strong belief in the philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” Cutter said. “These qualities run parallel to those of Numerica, making her a perfect fit.”

In a statement to the Numerica members, Cutter further emphasized his confidence in the board’s decision, assuring members that Numerica will remain safe and secure.

Altepeter serves on various local and national boards and committees.  At the state level she serves as vice chair of the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors and vice chair of the Wisconsin Credit Union Review Board.  She is a past member of the Wisconsin Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Committee and a member and past vice chair of the CUES Wisconsin Council. 

At the national level, Altepeter was a past board member of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). She currently serves on the board and is a past chair of the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) and has been a CUES delegate to the World Council of Credit Unions in 2008 and 2009.  She was inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Altepeter is a past recipient of the Tempo International Distinguished Service Award, the Athena International Leadership Award, the Sam Walton Business Leader Award, the Oshkosh Chamber Distinguished Service Award, and the Oshkosh Chamber Leadership Award.

Altepeter received a baccalaureate degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.  She has also completed the CUES Certified Chief Executive Institute, and the CUES Advanced Leadership Institute.

On a personal note, Altepeter is married and has four grown children.  She enjoys reading books, golf, good wine and kick-boxing. 

Numerica Credit Union currently has over 90,000 members throughout Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and over $1 billion in assets. It offers a full line of financial products and services, including mortgages and business products. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the State of Washington or the Idaho Panhandle.

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