Walden Swanson« Back
Founder and Director Emeritus
Walden was the company’s first CEO and is now Chair of the Board. He has significant management, banking, and board experience. He has been a “turnaround manager” and negotiated mergers and acquisitions. His banking experience includes graduating in the top quartile of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and working with CEAG — an advisory firm in the Czech Republic. Walden served on the board of the National Cooperative Bank and Capital Impact Partners as well as many cooperative, nonprofit, and for-profit boards. He has a BBA in the Honors Program from the University of Texas and is a Microsoft SQL Server Certified Professional. Walden has received the Cooperative Service Award, the Cooperative Innovation/Achievement Award, the Honored Cooperator Award, and was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2008.