Kent Oram is the CEO of Idaho Central Credit Union, one of the fastest growing credit unions in the Nation. He oversees the overall operation of the Credit Union including budget administration, management of security, safety, and soundness, ensures compliance with Federal and state regulations, and implements programs to keep the Credit Union competitive in the financial industry.
Kent began his career in 1984 as the Data Processing Manager, and in 1986 was promoted to Executive Vice President. He has been in his current position as CEO since 2007. Kent believes the key to a successful organization is employee engagement and is on a journey to build a culture at Idaho Central that is world class. Team members have embraced Kent’s vision and Idaho Central Credit Union was named Best Place to Work in Idaho five consecutive years; 2013 through 2017.
Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Idaho State University as well as Certified Chief Executive and Certified Credit Union Executive designations from the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES). He was presented with the CUES Rising 100 Award in 2006, was recognized as the CUES Outstanding Chief Executive Officer in 2013, and inducted into the CUES Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015, Kent was named Idaho State Journal’s Professional of the Year, Idaho State University Alpha Kappa Psi selected Kent as the 2016 Idaho Business Leader of the Year, and he was named a CEO of Influence by the Idaho Business Review in 2018.
Kent is a long-time resident of Pocatello. He and his wife, Dawnette, have three grown daughters. Kent enjoys spending time with his family, playing racquetball, water sports, snowmobiling, and trail riding.