Alaska USA's CEO announces retirement

  • Bill Eckhardt

Alaska USA’s CEO

announces retirement

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has announced that president and CEO Bill Eckhardt will retire in May after a career spanning over 45 years.

Geoff Lundfelt, currently executive vice president, has been selected to succeed Eckhardt.

Eckhardt has been at the forefront of member service, progress and innovation at Alaska USA. He started his career at Alaska USA in 1971 as the operations manager — at a time when the credit union had only one facility located in the basement of a military building on Elmendorf Air Force Base, had $36 million in assets, 36 employees, and served 25,411 members.

Promoted to president/CEO in 1979, Eckhardt has since overseen exponential growth and expansion at Alaska USA. Today, the credit union has more than $6.6 billion in assets, more than 100 branches and service facilities in four states, nearly 2,000 employees, and serves more than 600,000 members.

“It has been an honor to enjoy a long career serving the financial needs of members and to work with outstanding colleagues dedicated to providing members with service, value and convenience,” said Eckhardt. “As I prepare for retirement, I am excited for the future of Alaska USA with Geoff Lundfelt at the helm.”

“Bill has always led the charge to best serve the needs of members,” said Lundfelt. “His commitment to member service is a tradition that I look forward to continuing.”

Lundfelt, began his career at Alaska USA nearly 20 years ago, as a part-time teller before working his way up through branch administration. Lundfelt joined the executive staff at the credit union in 2006 and has since distinguished himself over the years, helping to guide strategic service expansion, as well as nurturing and affirming Alaska USA’s leadership role in the industry.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $6.6 billion in assets and more than 600,000 members worldwide. The credit union operates over 100 branches and service facilities in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Washington. Alaska USA offers a 24/7 Member Service Center and access to more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs worldwide, as well as online and mobile solutions. Learn more at alaskausa.org.

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