WESTERN VISTA CREDIT UNION PROMOTES LEADERS, RE-STRUCTURES EXECUTIVE TEAM TO RESPOND TO BUSINESS GROWTH

(January 31, 2023) – Western Vista Credit Union is pleased to announce five new leadership opportunities to ensure operational efficiency and organizational effectiveness as the credit union continues expanding and bringing additional products and services to its members. 

 “It’s an exciting time to be part of the Western Vista team,” said Steven Leafgreen, president/CEO at Western Vista Credit Union. “In my six years leading this organization, I have witnessed tremendous growth. I am extremely proud of the work we have done, and I am honored to recognize my executive team for their efforts.” 

 Lorrell Walter has been promoted to chief marketing officer. Walter, who has worked at the credit union for more than six years, oversees and directs all marketing and communication initiatives. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of California, Davis and has more than 22 years of public relations and marketing experience. In 2022, Walter received the inaugural Community Outreach Professional of the Year award from the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council for her work with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Air Force Association, Kiwanis, Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative and Cheyenne Frontier Days. 

Mike Mason has been promoted to chief financial officer. Mason began his career at Western Vista in 2019. He oversees and directs the strategic and tactical activities of accounting, operations, facilities, compliance and human resources. 

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Trinity University.  

Dan Moss has been promoted to chief information officer. Moss moved to Cheyenne from Montana to join the Western Vista team in 2021 and has been instrumental in the success of several technology initiatives. 

Moss retired from the United States Army in 2009.  He holds a master’s degree in information technology management from Webster University. Most recently, he was recognized with Western Vista’s volunteerism award for his work with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, Hunting with Heroes Wyoming and the Laramie County Library Foundation. 

PJ Brennan has been promoted to senior vice president, sales and financial services. Brennan has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector. He has served in numerous roles, most recently as Western Vista’s financial services director. 

Dan Buchan changes roles and is now senior vice president, credit and lending. Buchan began working at Western Vista in 2018 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of credit, underwriting, and risk management.  

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County, and has previously served on the board for the Old West Museum and the Cheyenne Depot Museum. 

WVCU WINS CHEYENNE CHAMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Western Vista received the Community Service Award from the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet. The award is given to a business that ‘make a difference through outstanding initiatives and contributions.They generously put others first and are businesses who support charitable organizations.”

Western Vista Federal Credit Union has had a prominent presence in the Cheyenne community for nearly 80 years, supporting and encouraging community development and growth. Western Vista’s employees donated 4,086 hours of volunteer time to a variety of different organizations, including Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Library Foundation, Kiwanis, Rotary, BDAR, youth athletics, the Air Force Association, Cheyenne Stampede Hockey and, of course, the Chamber.

As a company, the credit union supported its staff with an additional 664 hours of time dedicated to lunches, meetings, etc. that occur during regular credit union hours. Combined, the credit union and its employees have given 4,750 hours of support and service. For an organization of this size, this is a truly impressive display and a great representation of the credit union spirit!

Western Vista Announced as a PR News Finalist

(January 20, 2019)  – Cheyenne, WY – Western Vista Credit Union has been named a finalist for the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the “CSR on a Shoestring Budget” category. In 2017, Western Vista coordinated an effort to recycle solar eclipse glasses after the solar eclipse. The credit union collected more than 5,500 pairs of solar eclipse glasses and sent them to the non-profit organization, Astronomers Without Borders.