President & CEO, Elevations Credit Union
Gerry Agnes joined Elevations Credit Union as its CEO in 2008. He directs the credit union’s strategic objectives, which focus on employee engagement, a loyal membership and superior financial performance. In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, he led the charge to pursue the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a highly competitive U.S. Presidential award that recognizes organizations for performance excellence. The Baldrige effort rallied the Elevations team to outperform both in-market competitors and credit unions nationwide, and in 2014, Elevations was named a Baldrige Award recipient by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Also, Gerry was named the 2015 CUES Outstanding Chief Executive, Mountain West Credit Union Association’s 2016 Credit Union Professional of the Year, and Boulder Chamber’s 2016 Business Person of the Year.
Gerry is a CPA with 34 years of professional experience and held positions as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer at various community financial institutions in California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Gerry is a board member and past chair of the Boulder Chamber, and is a board member of Elevations Foundation. Gov. Hickenlooper appointed Gerry to Colorado’s Financial Services Board in August 2015, on which he continues to serve. In 2019, he was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, the Credit Union National Association’s CEO Council Executive Committee and the CUES board of directors.