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ICCU CEO announces retirement, board appoints new leader

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CHUBBUCK — Idaho Central Credit Union Chief Executive Officer and President Kent Oram has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2022.

The Board of Directors has unanimously selected Brenda Worrell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as the next CEO and President.

Oram joined ICCU in 1984 and was named CEO in 2007. During his CEO tenure, ICCU grew from $613 million to $8.7 billion in assets, $520 million to $7.4 billion in loans, $536 million to $7.7 billion in deposits, 67,797 members to 516,538 members, 249 team members to 1,700 team members and from 18 branch locations to 46.

Oram was selected as the Credit Union Executive Society’s Outstanding Chief Executive in 2013 and was inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame in 2014. He has been recognized as an Idaho Business Leader of the Year, Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence, and Idaho Business Review ICON.

Oram recently served as Chair of the Northwest Credit Union Association. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Portneuf Medical Center as well as the Board of Directors for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Oram is a proponent of workplace culture and the impacts it has on team members and ICCU’s members. ICCU has been selected as the Best Place to Work in Idaho numerous times during the past ten years and ICCU’s interactions and contributions to its communities are impressive.

“It has been the professional honor of my life to lead Idaho Central Credit Union’s Green Team. Our mission is to help our members achieve financial success and we fulfill that mission many times daily,” Oram says. “I could not have been an effective CEO without the support of my family, particularly my lovely wife of 43 years, Dawnette. I am excited to begin the next chapter as a full-time husband, father to my three daughters Holly (Tony), Jodi, and Noelle (Clark), and Papa to our 13 grandkids.”

Idaho Central Credit Union Board Chair, Troy Neu, says, “Idaho Central Credit Union is fortunate that Kent chose to make ICCU his professional home. We have the utmost respect and admiration for how he has led Idaho Central Credit Union for the past 15 years. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him well.”

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