After nearly two decades at the helm of CitizensFirst Credit Union, Carla Altepeter has been named president/CEO of Numerica Credit Union, a $1.1 billion financial institution headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

Altepeter will take the reins on September 1st. “Carla has provided tremendous leadership to CitizensFirst over the last two decades,” said Brenda Haines, CitizensFirst Board Chairperson. “This new position is a testament to her outstanding accomplishments at CitizensFirst. We will miss her vision and leadership both at the credit union and throughout the community. We wish her continued success in her new position.”

Under Altepeter’s tenure, CitizensFirst grew from $91 million in assets in 1992 to $350 million in assets today, where 2 out of every 5 residents in Winnebago County are members of the local 75 year old financial institution.

“This truly is a bittersweet moment in my life,” Altepeter said. “I am excited for the opportunity to serve another credit union with a rich heritage and commitment to members and community like CitizensFirst, but I will definitely miss working with my friends and colleagues here in Wisconsin. I know I am leaving CitizensFirst in really capable hands with a visionary board, a talented and experienced senior management team and committed employees who are passionate about serving our members.”

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