Idaho League Gets CEO
Kathy Thomson, who joined the Idaho Credit Union League as a supply clerk in 1973 when there were more than 160 credit unions throughout the Gem State, is now the league's new president/CEO.
Thomson, 60, replaced Christopher Johnson who was dismissed by the league's board of directors in November, just five months after he was appointed president/CEO. Johnson replaced Alan Cameron who retired in June 2013.
When Johnson left, Thomson was named interim president/CEO. The Idaho league board offered the top job to Thomson on Feb. 11. She officially assumed her duties on Feb. 12, becoming the first woman president/CEO in the league's 78-year history.
Over the years, Thomson held various positions and was the league's vice president before accepting the president/CEO job. She holds certifications as a league executive and credit union executive. She also is a credit union development educator.
“Kathy is a capable, devoted and hard-working professional,” Shane Berger, board chair, said in a prepared statement. “We have great confidence that she will lead our trade association to future success.”
Thomson, 60, is responsible for all of the league's operations, including its for-profit subsidiary, and supervising 10 employees.
Of Idaho's 43 credit unions, 38 are affiliated with the Idaho league.