Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Steve Divney
Chair, Since May 2019
John Beiers
Vice-Chair, Since August 2007
Kate Comfort Harr
Secretary, Since October 2019
Magda Gonzalez
Treasurer, Since November 2001
Brian Ponty
Director, Since July 2000
Paul Okada
Director, Since April 2023
Michael Claire
Director, Since December 2018
President and CEO

Wade Painter

Wade Painter has been president and CEO of Monterra Credit Union since May 2015. Painter’s previous position was with Redwood Credit Union (RCU), where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for six years. Prior to his work in credit union management, Painter worked for a national accounting firm where he functioned as managing director of credit union consulting services and partner in charge of credit union attestation services.

Painter’s experience also includes nearly 40 years in credit union financial management, risk management, corporate strategy, and information technology. He has a thorough understanding of the community financial institution business model and the credit union/financial cooperative value proposition.

Painter is skilled in entrepreneurial and growth-oriented strategies in the credit union industry. He is successfully leading Monterra into the future by enhancing business model strengths and expanding the credit union’s excellent reputation for community involvement. A committed leader, he firmly embraces the credit union philosophy of people helping people.

Senior Leadership

Valerie Alsip
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Trish Ellingson
Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer
Rebecca Nixon
Senior Vice President/Chief People Officer
David Diamond
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Robert Carter
Vice President/Administrative Services
Ignasio Medrano
Vice President/Digital Services
Suzanne Knowlton
Vice President/Marketing & Community Relations
Dani Robinson
Vice President/Credit Risk
Rick Kinzie
Vice President/Risk & Compliance
Will Andrews
Vice President/Information Services
Cheryl Rayo
Vice President/Real Estate Lending
Doreen Szymanski
Vice President/Member Experience
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