David Skilton Named To Lead Altier Credit Union
TEMPE, Ariz – September 2016– Altier Credit Union has named David Skilton as president and CEO of Altier Credit Union, a move that will take effect October 1, 2016.
With more than 20 years of senior executive experience in the credit union industry, David joined Altier as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer in 2008. He has been responsible for a long list of accomplishments, including a net worth recovery strategy that helped Altier successfully navigate the hardships of the Great Recession.
Founded nearly 70 years ago by eight employees of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association, Altier is a progressive credit union with deep roots in the community and a strong vision for the future. “I want to accelerate our pace of progress however, it’s essential that we remain focused on the diverse needs of multiple generations of people as we build upon that legacy,” Skilton said.
Most recently, David has championed a multi-channel strategy that is transforming branch banking within the organization. His commitment helps to ensure that the credit union remains responsive to the needs of its members, and positions it for future growth.
The board of directors share his vision for credit union growth, independence and solid financial performance as the key to creating value for the membership. “We look forward to future collaborations with David and his team, and are excited to have him at the helm,” said Rose Pfister, Board Chair for Altier Credit Union.
Skilton spent 10 years as an examiner for the Texas Credit Union Department and continues to be a tireless advocate for credit union legislative, regulatory and grassroots efforts. He actively participates in the Arizona CFO Council, and is a current board member for the Credit Union Financial Network.
He succeeds Harry Mateer who is retiring after 15 years with the credit union, and nine years as president and CEO.