Scott Zahnle, executive vice president at the IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union in Moline, Illinois, has been named the new president and CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union. Zahnle will begin his duties at Greater Iowa on February 8, 2012, according to Scott Andrews, chairman of Greater Iowa’s board of directors in making the announcement. Zahnle will succeed Shazia Manus as the credit union’s president and CEO.
“We’re very excited about Mr. Zahnle joining the Greater Iowa team,” Andrews said. “He brings a wealth of experience in credit union senior management to the table, and we’re excited about working with him to take Greater Iowa to the next level.”
At IH Mississippi Valley, an $850 million asset credit union, Zahnle was part of senior management directly responsible for information technology, card services, loan administration and the contact center. He was integrally involved in the credit union’s strategic planning process and the planning to implement a sales culture, all of which will be crucial to Greater Iowa’s continued success, Andrews said. In addition, Zahnle managed the merger of smaller credit unions into IH Mississippi Valley’s membership and was directly involved with improving the operational efficiencies of the Moline-based credit union.
“I look forward to joining the team at Greater Iowa,” Zahnle said from his Moline office. “ The credit union has a history of providing the latest financial products and services for the residents of central Iowa. Greater Iowa Credit Union leads the industry with innovative programs such as ‘ProjectMoney’ and ‘ProjectClassroom.’ We will continue to provide central Iowa with leading financial products and services.”
Zahnle holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University and a master of business administration from the University of Iowa. Prior to his time at IH Mississippi Valley he was the senior coordinator of computer services and systems programmer at Agri-King, Inc. in Fulton, Illinois.
Greater Iowa Credit Union is a $277 million credit union with more than 29,000 members, 80 employees and six branches—three in Ames, two in Des Moines and one in Denison.