Russ Dalke, Treasurer
Russ Dalke joined our Board of Directors in 2017 and became our Treasurer in 2018! He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Northern Colorado Credit Union (NCCU). Before his position with NCCU, Russ served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for both Red Rocks Credit Union and Mazuma Credit Union. We are immensely grateful to have Russ on our Board of Directors for his insight and avid support of our students in their pursuit of college and beyond.
What is your favorite part of serving on the Board of Directors?
My favorite part of serving on The Greeley Dream Team Board of Directors is knowing the organization provides opportunity and guidance to young people committed to bettering themselves, their community, and their families.
What influenced you to serve on the Board for the Dream Team?
What influenced me to serve on the Board was hearing the stories of the students during the Awards Banquet and seeing how proud their friends and family were of their accomplishments.
What does it mean to you (personally and/or professionally) to serve on the Board?
In a very small way, I feel that I have helped an organization fulfill its mission of providing educational opportunities to students searching for success.
What advice would you give a Dream Team student whom one day wants to work in your field?
My advice would be to:
- Continue to study and understand the industry
- Seek an internship or PT employment
- Ask questions
- Ask for a mentor
- Find a network of likeminded individuals and have discussions
- Take initiative
- Learn from your mistakes, do not fear them
- Make your bed every day
What did you study in college?
Business Administration and Economics
What inspired you to work in your field?
What inspired me to do what I do was the cooperative nature and collaboration amongst all Credit Unions, not only in the US but throughout the world.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Sports and anything outdoors.