By Cindy Kurtz on Thursday, Sep 1st, 2016
Category: Press Releases

Ideal CU Promotes Alisha JR Johnson to Executive VP of Operations

(Woodbury, MN - September 1, 2016) Alisha JR Johnson was recently promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations for Ideal Credit Union. Johnson joined Ideal in May of 2010 as Vice President of Marketing, and was promoted to Senior VP of Marketing, Sales & Service in August of 2012. In her new position, she is responsible for strategic development and management of operating units including branch operations, contact center, wealth management, business services, member relations and marketing. Included in the EVP of Operations role is responsibility for ensuring that professional business relationships are established and maintained with members, strategic vendors, the business community and trade organizations.

Johnson has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has received many awards throughout her career, including Finance and Commerce’s “Top Women in Finance” in 2001 and the Minneapolis Business Journal’s 2003 “Top 25 Women to Watch”. She was also recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” by the Minneapolis Business Journal in 2006. Active in the financial services industry, she was a member of Financial Women International for over 11 years. She was a member of the ABA Bank Marketing Association for over 22 years and she also served on the Minnesota Banker’s Association’s Board of Directors.   She holds an MBA and undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas.

“Alisha is a tremendous asset to our organization with her wealth of in-depth, strategic marketing and operations experience,” said Ideal CU President Brian Sherrick. “By integrating operations under her leadership, she will be instrumental in bringing our service delivery to the next level.”

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of electronic banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products and title services, exclusive VIP member payback, business services, investment services and more. Visit for details and locations.