Scott Zahnle is the president and CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union, a 29,000-member, $330 million-asset credit union headquartered in Ames, Iowa. Greater Iowa has six retail branches throughout central and western Iowa and a new branch slated to open in Indianola, Iowa, in December 2013.
Prior to his appointment in February 2012, Zahnle was senior vice president at IH-Mississippi Valley Credit Union, a $900 million-asset credit union headquartered in Moline, Illinois. In his 11 years there, he was directly responsible for information technology, card services, loan administration and the contact center.
Zahnle’s tenure at Greater Iowa has been marked by dynamic progress and growth. In July 2012, the credit union surpassed the $300 million-asset mark for the first time in history. In addition to identifying Indianola as a new branch market, Zahnle has completed a comprehensive study of possible branch sites throughout Iowa. Other major initiatives include the successful launch of new online and mobile banking capabilities and the addition of new retirement and investment services at the credit union. In the fall of 2013, Greater Iowa will introduce a new credit card product line for credit union members.
Zahnle is active in the credit union industry and the central Iowa philanthropic communities. In 2013 he was appointed as a member of the Iowa Credit Union Review Board, a position forwarded by the superintendent of the Iowa Credit Union Division and approved by the governor. He also serves on the Iowa Credit Union League Legislative Committee and the PSCU Strategic Advisory Group, a national industry appointment that seeks strategic solutions in the financial payment arena. Recently, Zahnle was named to the CoOportunity Health Care Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Ames Noon Rotary Club, the Ames Economic Development Commission, and the United Way of Story County and the United Way of Central Iowa.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Iowa.