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Our Team

Our people make us strong

What makes Clearwater Credit Union strong? The support of our members. The authentic lived culture of our entire workforce. The dedication of our volunteer Board and Supervisory Committee. And the leadership of our Executive Team.

Executive Team

Our Executive Team puts action to policy, managing the day-to-day operations of our credit union. Their hands-on effort is what transforms our vision into reality.

Clearwater Executive Team Member Jack Lawson
Jack Lawson and daughter smiling in front of two pieces of birthday cake.

Jack Lawson

President & CEO
John De Groot, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwater Credit Union
John De Groot, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwater Credit Union. Photo of him reading by a lake in the mountains.

John De Groot, CMA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
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Debora Colby, Chief Marketing Officer

Deborah Colby

Chief Marketing Officer
Clearwater Executive Team Member Robert Farmer
Clearwater Executive Team Member Robert Farmer near the water

Robert Farmer

Executive Vice President of People Solutions
Clearwater Executive Team Member Bill St. John

Bill St. John

Executive Vice President of Growth
Meagan Kraft, Senior Vice President of Operations
Meagan Kraft, Senior Vice President of Operations

Meagan Kraft

Chief Operations Officer
Clearwater Executive Team Member Justin Sanders

Justin Sanders

Chief Lending Officer
Clearwater Executive Team Member David Rook
Clearwater Executive Team Member David Rook with fish in hand

David Rook

Senior Vice President of Business Banking

All credit unions are founded on the philosophy of “people helping people” but Clearwater takes it a step further with a Board mandate “to be a force for good in banking, in the communities we serve, and in the lives of our members.”  There aren’t many organizations in the financial world where the primary focus is on being a force for good instead of profit maximization.  I love that everyone at Clearwater is looking out for our members’ best interests, and comes to work passionate to improve our world.

— John | CFO
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Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors sets the strategic direction of our credit union, ensuring that our values are the engine that powers all of our actions and decisions.

Treasurer, Tony Boote.

Tony Boote

Director, Leslie Halligan.

Leslie Halligan

Vice Chair
Board Chair, Don Creveling.

Don Creveling

Clearwater Board Member, Geoff Gilbert.

Geoff Gilbert

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Heather Grenier

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JJ Adams

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Mike Kadas


Connect with the Board

Our member-elected Board of Directors is comprised of Clearwater members just like you. We currently have seven members serving on our board and each has been elected to a 3-year term. Our Board of Directors meets monthly and board elections are held at the Annual Membership Meeting each spring.

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Write to the Board

Do you have ideas, feedback, or questions for your board? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you!

For your security, please do not include any account information.

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Want to get involved?

Clearwater Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit credit union overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each Clearwater Credit Union Board Member serves a three-year term. Annually, the Board Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill expiring terms or vacant positions. To learn more about the 2024 nominees visit the 2024 Annual Member Meeting page.

Supervisory Committee

Our volunteer Supervisory Committee handles internal audit functions; they also receive and respond to member suggestions and complaints.

Anne Lee serves as the Supervisory Commitee Chair and Ryan Arthun, Geoff Badenoch, and Shirlee Walker currently serve on the Clearwater Supervisory Committee. Feel free to contact them at [email protected].

Write to the Committee

Send your letter to Supervisory Committee, P.O. Box 5384, Missoula, MT 59806-5384.
For your security, please do not include any account information.

Email the Committee