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Twin Cities Business Magazine Recognizes Ideal Credit Union’s Alisha Johnson As Notable CMO

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(Woodbury, MN – June 12, 2024) – Ideal Credit Union is pleased to announce Twin Cities Business Magazine has named Ideal Credit Union’s Alisha Johnson a Notable Chief Marketing Officer. Johnson is profiled in the June/July issue of Twin Cities Business Magazine along with other top business leaders.   

Alisha Johnson's marketing leadership has played a critical role for the credit union, as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its rebranding to Ideal Credit Union and the success of its Ideal Life campaign.

“Alisha drives our purpose to serve members forward fueling Ideal’s growth to more than $1 billion
in assets and earning us a top spot among all credit unions in Minnesota for member satisfaction,” said Brian Sherrick, CEO, Ideal Credit Union. “Alisha is leading Ideal Credit Union into a new era, launching AI and utilizing digital marketing that is data driven and impactful for our members.”

The Twin Cities Business Magazine selected top executives responsible for marketing in their organizations to recognize for their industry leadership, innovation and contributions in the community. Johnson’s current role, as chief growth officer, includes leading marketing, business intelligence, contact center, branches and Ideal’s wealth advisors. This includes the recently launched Ideal Digital Assistant (IDA), an AI-powered member services assistant that is leveling up the member experience on the phones and in chat.

“It’s very special to receive this recognition as we mark the ten-year anniversary of the Ideal Credit Union brand while also acknowledging Ideal’s 98 year history. Our work to engage members in Living their Ideal Life, has really connected and made an impact. I’m proud that our work creates the opportunity for our members to buy a new home, start a new business and plan for retirement. It’s rewarding work to help our community thrive,” said Alisha Johnson, Chief Growth Officer, Ideal Credit Union.

About Ideal Credit Union

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members, and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, business services and more.

Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit for details and directions. Ideal was voted “2023 Best in State Credit Union” by Forbes, 2023 Minneapolis – St. Paul Business Journal “Best Place to Work”, and “Best Credit Union” five years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette.

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