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TransWest Credit Union (TWCU) Announces New President/CEO Bret H. Rigby


SALT LAKE CITY, UT., February 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransWest Credit Union (TWCU) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Bret H. Rigby as its President/CEO, effective on 9 February 2015.

With his appointment, Mr. Rigby brings extensive knowledge of financial services, strategic planning and marketing to his new position. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rigby served as the CEO of Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union (DIFCU) located in Pennsville, NJ. He was hired as the CFO of DIFCU in 2006 and was promoted to CEO in 2011. During his 9-year tenure, DIFCU grew over 55% ($30 million) in assets.

"Bret’s knowledge and experience will enable us to build on past success and begin our next chapter very strongly," said Roger Beynon, Chairman of the TWCU Board of Directors. "The needs of our members, active service culture, emphasis on innovation and financial safety and soundness are areas in which Bret is not only fluent, but where he has also provided a roadmap for the future."

Before joining DIFCU, Mr. Rigby was the VP of business development for the Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis, a marketing and strategic analysis firm. He is also a 12 year veteran of the Dairy Industry, the first 7 years at the US Department of Agriculture where he was responsible for oversight of all federally funded dairy promotion programs and later he ran a regional trade association that marketed milk and cheese using the "Got Milk?" and "Ahh the Power of Cheese" advertising campaigns.

Mr. Rigby was born in Logan, Utah while his parents attended Utah State University and later lived in several locations, including Hawaii and Germany while his father served in the U.S. Army. He earned a BA in political science from BYU and a MBA from George Washington University. He also earned his Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) from CUNA.

About TransWest Credit Union

Since 1935, TWCU has offered a wide array of flexible checking, savings, loan, investment and insurance products, as well as advisory services with a focus on meeting the financial needs of its members and serving the community in which it does business. TWCU members include employees of the Union Pacific Railroad, Kennecott Copper, U.S. Magnesium and residents of Salt Lake County. For more information, please visit its website at

Press Contact: Tamara Pluth, TWCU, Tel. 801-487-1692 #941

mail to: tamara.pluth@transwestcu.com


SOURCE TransWest Credit Union