Royal Credit Union announces new EVP-Chief Technology Officer

EAU CLAIRE, WI (April 18, 2019) — Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Adam Kinnard executive vice president-chief technology officer.  In this role he will be responsible for the development, selection, implementation, optimization, and maintenance of all systems and technology throughout the credit union. Kinnard will strategically lead and direct short- and long-term goals, policies, and procedures for Royal’s technology team and will oversee its development of technology solutions for Members and team members. Kinnard will also collaborate in strategic planning and organizational decision making as a member of the executive team.

“Adam is a collaborative, creative and result driven leader with a track record of delivering solutions that make a difference in the lives of those he serves,” said Brandon Riechers, Royal Credit Union president & CEO. “This is a critical time in IT development and Adam has the skills to guide our team through the rapid development process and management of Royal’s technology solutions for Members and team members. His commitment to Royal’s core purpose, core values and strategic mind-set make him an excellent addition to the executive team.”

Kinnard started his career at Royal in January 2001 as a network specialist. In 2016 he was named vice president of IT operations and development. Kinnard has an associate’s degree in computer information systems from Chippewa Valley Technical College. He also has a bachelor’s degree and is working toward his master’s degree in information and communication technologies from UW-Stout.

Adam lives in Eau Claire with his wife Nikki, who also works at Royal in the organizational development department, and their two sons. He is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Eau Claire and serves as a board member for the Eau Claire County Humane Association.

Adam Kinnard

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 220,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood.  Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit or call Royal Credit Union at 800-341-9911 for more information.


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