Executive Profiles

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Kerry H. Wahlen


Kerry Wahlen’s financial services industry experience spans more than 37 years, working at Goldenwest Credit Union for the past three decades in various management and administrative roles. His tenure as the credit union’s President and Chief Executive Officer commenced on January 1, 2012.

Kerry holds a degree in Business Administration from Weber State University and an MBA from Utah State University. He lends his expertise and experience in the community by serving as a member of several local and state Boards, including: Utah State University Foundation; Utah-Idaho Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah; Ogden/Weber Chamber Governance; Weber School Foundation; and, Utah Certified Development Corporation.

Credit union members are invited to follow Kerry on his Twitter feed @GoldenwestCUCEO.


Darren J. Godfrey

Executive Vice President-CFO

Darren Godfrey is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Master of Professional Accountancy Degree from Weber State University.

His responsibilities include providing oversight for all aspects of the credit union’s expense categories. Darren is the administrator directing the Accounting, Commercial Lending and Information Technology Departments. He has been employed by Goldenwest since 1990.

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Mark T. Turner

Executive Vice President

Mark Turner brings more than 30 years of insurance and financial services experience to the position of Executive Vice President at Goldenwest Credit Union. As a recognized expert and leader in the industry during his tenure with Farmer’s Insurance, Mark earned the President’s Council Award for 12 consecutive years.

At Goldenwest, Mark’s responsibilities include providing oversight for business development and numerous profit centers at the credit union. He is the administrator responsible for Insurance, Investments, Indirect Lending, Member Contact Center Operations/Sales and Branch Retail Operations/Sales.


Richard L. Evans

Senior Vice President

Rich Evans joined Goldenwest in 1992 in the capacity of credit manager and soon became responsible for all consumer lending practices at the organization. He currently serves as the administrator providing strategic direction and oversight for the Consumer Lending, Underwriting, Operations, Payment Services, Collections, Security, Human Resources and Training Departments.

Rich earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from Weber State University.


David Butterfield

Division President
USU Credit Union Division

David Butterfield serves as Division President for USU Credit Union. In addition to serving as the administrator over the USU Credit Union branch network, his responsibilities include managing Consumer Lending Production and overseeing Legislative Affairs. David’s professional career and voluntary service accounts for more than 20 years of leadership and management experience. His tenure at USU Credit Union began in 2004, where he was promoted to the position of President/CEO in 2011. David played a key role in negotiating and leading the highly successful strategic merger with Goldenwest in 2013.

David earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Utah State University and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Brigham Young University. He served as a State Representative in the Utah House for two years (2011-12). David volunteers on the Board of Directors for Strata, the Cache Chamber of Commerce, and USU’s Advance Weather Systems Laboratory.