Arlene Walker Day

July 8th

Who was Arlene Walker?


Arlene Walker was East Idaho Credit Union’s first President and CEO. She began her 25 year career at EICU in 1962, when the credit union’s only office space was in the basement of the post office in Idaho Falls.

Arlene was determined, charismatic and visionary. Much of the Credit Union’s growth and success is a direct result of her abilities and vision of the future.

In July of 1987, Arlene retired from East Idaho Credit Union after 25 years of tireless service. She built the Credit Union from a small institution of $62,000 to $33 million and the 3rd largest Credit Union in the state.

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What is Arlene Walker Day?

We dedicated Arlene Walker Day on her birthday, July 8th, to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear friend and colleague. Each year on July 8th, both employees and members of the credit union are invited to remember her life, legacy, and achievements.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without Arlene’s contributions. We are grateful for her guidance to this organization. Her leadership created a great foundation for our continued growth and success.

Arlene’s Values

Arlene Walker made a lasting impression on our organization and still has a guiding influence on how we do business today.

Arlene taught us:

  • to have high standards for ourselves and our work

  • to buck the status quo and do what we know is right

  • to find humor in all situations and laugh at ourselves

  • to be brave in the face of uncertainty

  • that hard work is the key to success

  • that kindness and empathy are the keys to making a better world

Arlene’s History