Executive Profiles

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Kerry Wahlen

President/Chief Executive Officer

Kerry Wahlen’s financial services industry experience spans more than 40 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 Godfrey

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

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, Human Resources, Facilities, Operations, Payment Services, Training, and Information Technology Departments. He has been employed by Goldenwest since 1990.

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Mark Turner

Executive Vice President/Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Turner brings more than 30 years of insurance and financial services experience to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer 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, Medicare, Indirect Lending, and Marketing.

Mark volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for Utah-Idaho Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


David Butterfield

Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer

David Butterfield has over 25 years of executive leadership and management experience. He earned his undergraduate degree from Utah State University and an MBA from BYU's Marriott School of Management.

David’s responsibilities include oversight for Consumer Lending, Mortgage Lending, Branch Operations, and Retail Sales. Additionally, he serves as Division President for the USU Credit Union branch network and market. His career 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.

His community service has included: State Representative in the Utah House; Trustee for Utah State University; Chairman and Commissioner on the Logan City Planning Commission; and Chairman of the Cache County GOP. Currently David is serving as Past President for the USU Alumni Association and Chairman for the Fullmer Legacy Foundation.