Our Mission and Values Define What is at the Heart of Blue

Blue's Mission:

We discover pathways to realize your possibilities.

Blue's Values:

Boundless Optimism:

We bring positivity, humor, and energy. We know there is always more.

Unwavering Confidence:

Our competence, consistency, and follow through build a foundation of trust.

Uniquely Us:

Our passion and personality energize an uncommon commitment to each other and our communities.

Over-the-Top:

We go further to make a difference, win for members, and grow Blue.

The Blue Story

The story of Blue has its start in the 1950s. Federally chartered in 1951 by a group of civilian personnel looking for a different way to bank at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Warren Federal Credit Union was formed. The original members realized that together, they could help each other achieve more than they could on their own. That mentality, people helping people, has remained a core tenant 70 years later.

Over the course of 65 years, Warren Federal Credit Union established roots and built trust with military and community members throughout the greater Cheyenne area. Growing to five branches, Warren Federal Credit Union became the premier credit union in Southern Wyoming winning multiple awards and accolades all the while remaining true to the members in Wyoming and beyond.

In 2015, growth was on the horizon and discussions began on what that growth realistically looked like. After much discussion, member feedback and strategic planning, Colorado was targeted as being the area of growth for Warren. One organization that presented opportunity was Community Financial Credit Union.

Beginning a similar journey more than 50 years ago, Community Financial Credit Union (CFCU) was chartered to serve the financial needs of employees at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology site in Broomfield, CO. CFCU later merged with Boulder Municipal Employees Credit Union and expanded its service to Broomfield and the surrounding communities.

When the decision was made to merge with another highly successful Colorado based credit union, Community Financial Credit Union was the perfect choice. While Warren and Community Financial were both successful and growing steadily, each faced strong competition from other financial services providers in the region. Rather than competing, they decided to merge and achieve a larger presence in the region, as well as economies of scale.

Ultimately, the merger was done for the simple reason that two credit unions — one in Wyoming, one in Colorado, each with a long history — realized how much they had in common and how much more would be possible together.

The new entity was rebranded as Blue Federal Credit Union. The name Blue reflects Warren Air Force roots (Air Force Blue), a deep connection to the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front Range, open skies, clean waters, as well as promoting the idea that the sky is the limit when you become a member of Blue Federal Credit Union.

From 2016 to the end of 2019, growth at Blue Federal Credit Union exploded. New members said that their reason for the joining was that Blue aligned with their goals and helped them achieve them. Over 25,000 new members were introduced to Blue within those three years. They were not only in Wyoming and Colorado, but from dozens of states and even countries, like Germany, Spain, and the Philippines. The main reason that new members gave for joining is that they saw that Blue had a fun-loving, optimistic, growth-minded culture, a strong sense of personal and corporate responsibility, and a genuinely caring, down-to-earth approach to helping members succeed financially and in life.

At the end of 2019, discussions began again around new areas and communities to grow into. At the start of 2020 Blue Federal Credit Union announced the acquisition of two Liberty Savings Bank branch locations. Liberty Savings Bank, long thought of as a financial institution committed to lifelong relationships with members was a perfect fit to help Blue expand into new communities. The transaction, in the works for over a year, resulted in Blue acquiring nearly $100 million in deposits, over 2,000 new members and two physical branch locations in both Denver and Granby, Colorado. On many levels, it’s the same story as how credit unions came to be: People realized that by pooling money, financial smarts, time, and effort they could accomplish more together than individually.

Blue has always, and continues to look ahead at what is possible, all the while honoring and reflecting on where we have been. As Blue approaches over 70 years of being in business, this continues to ring true. Blue Federal Credit Union has over 100,000 members worldwide, 18 physical locations, and over $1.4 Billion in assets. In 2021, Blue officially moved into their brand-new World Headquarters building in the heart of Cheyenne. The building represents a culmination of 70 years of growth while also looking forward to and expecting that growth to continue for decades to come.

Blue is secure, well-capitalized, has a solid membership base and a pronounced culture that is reflected in community involvement throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Blue firmly believes that the best is yet to come, and that Blue Skies are always ahead.

The people at F.E. Warren A.F.B. are an essential part of both our origin and future. Even after becoming Blue, we’ve continued Warren’s deep, long-standing relationship with Warren Air Force Base. To us, this means much more than providing financial services through Blue. We volunteer with our friends at Warren AFB and also commit financial resources — over $20,000 last year—to on-base activities and events such as Military Box Night, one of our favorite volunteer events all year. These valued relationship remain strong as we support Blue members who serve in the military and their families around the world.

A separate business entity, but an inseparable partner in all of Blue’s community endeavors, the Blue Foundation was launched to support and lead our non-profit charitable giving in the communities we serve. For every donation dollar the Foundation receives, Blue FCU matches it at up to 80%, significantly multiplying the money the Blue Foundation has to do good.


Meet the Leadership Team

Stephanie Teubner, MBA

Blue CEO and President

Our CEO and President since 2005 and a catalyst for improving community financial services in our region, Stephanie has led Blue through significant growth over the last decade.

Stephanie Teubner is a successful credit union and community leader who dedicated her time and talent to the credit union movement and community she calls home, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Stephanie has led Blue Federal Credit Union over the past 21 years. As the largest financial institution headquartered in Wyoming, Blue has more than $1.4 billion in assets, serves nearly 100,000 members worldwide and has 18 branch locations in Wyoming and Northern Colorado.

Stephanie believes in ‘Doing Good’ and leads by example. As a civic-minded leader, she serves on a variety of boards, including the Wyoming Children’s Society, Credit Union National Association, Centennial Lending Board of Managers, and Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) Board of Trustees. Stephanie is a Development Educator with the National Credit Union Foundation and a Certified Executive with the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES).

Stephanie holds an Executive MBA and a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Finance from the University of Wyoming.

Stephanie enjoys spending time and being active with her two sons, Jack (21) and Josh (16). Stephanie loves new adventures including traveling, skiing, camping, hiking, scuba diving and almost anything outdoors. Stephanie loves to run and has participated in numerous races throughout the United States.

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Raj Madan

Chief Marketing Officer

Raj Madan joined the Blue team as Chief Marketing Officer in 2019. With over 20 years of experience serving in senior leadership positions with some of the largest, most respected financial institutions, Raj has focused on developing and implementing innovative, highly-effective integrated marketing and sales strategies.

He is responsible for Marketing, Public Relations, Community Engagement, and Business Development, with the goal to mobilize and be a catalyst for the success of the associates at Blue as well as establish Blue Federal Credit Union as the #1 brand worldwide.

A native to Punjab, India, Raj was raised in Kolkata and moved to Texas to get his MBA from Angelo State University and has been a sought-after speaker at national financial conferences as well as having been published in various publications. Raj and his wife, Shalini, have 2 children, one a dentist and one in dental school. He is an avid rugby player and enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, and wilderness drives.

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Kim Alexander

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kim joined the team as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Kim sets and manages Blue’s financial strategy, data analytics, risk/compliance, and administration to ensure sustainable, long-term success that pays off for our members.

Kim is a native of Laramie, Wyoming. Prior leadership roles include working for Motorola, Deluxe Corporation, and Cheyenne Frontier Days. Kim is a Certified Public Accountant with a B.S. in Accounting from Chadron State College and a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University Online Campus. Kim has served as an adjunct professor of financial literacy courses for Laramie County Community College.

Kim keeps active as an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, camping, skiing (water & snow), as well as golfing are common happenings in Kim’s world. Her husband and daughter are both teachers in Cheyenne. Son, Kyle, just graduated from the University of Wyoming.

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Kent Richard

Chief Information Officer

Kent joined the Blue team in 2017 and now serves as the Chief Information Officer. Kent is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operation of the Information Technology department, Digital Innovation department, and Project Management resources. Kent’s teams oversee IT infrastructure, networking, security, programming and development, project management, and mobile and online digital channels.

Prior to coming to Blue, Kent has worked the past 20 years in the credit union Information Technology field. Most recently, Kent served as the President/CEO of TriCUE, Inc. and CUProdigy Coud LLC., both technology and digital innovation CUSO’s. Kent’s passion is truly the credit union industry and serving the mission of ‘people helping people’. Currently, Kent serves on the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Credit Unions board of directors which promotes financial literacy and professional development throughout the Colorado and Wyoming region. Kent holds a BS and MBA from Colorado State University. Kent is married with two children and enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

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Michelle Dahl

Chief Banking Officer

As our Chief Banking Officer at Blue, it's likely that every one of our members will interact with someone on her team. She has worked in financial services over 20 years and has a breadth of experience designing relationship strategies and developing proprietary platforms improving growth and ROI.

At Blue, Michelle is responsible for the strategic development of the banking network, including consumer and business banking, private client, investments, and product development. Michelle and Jason have three children, and one grandson. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from East Central University, and completing graduate certifications in Innovation at Harvard University.

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Board of Directors

Blue Federal Credit Union has three-year terms that expire yearly. Notice is provided in our annual fall newsletter of the opportunity to apply to volunteer on the Board of Directors at Blue. We express our sincere appreciation to our Board of Directors for their commitment and service to Blue Federal Credit Union.

Tom Reiman

Tom Reiman

Chairman

Tom has been a member of the credit union since 1994. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2003 and is currently Board Chair. He is the CEO of Reiman Corp. in Cheyenne. Tom is a Cheyenne native and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1974 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He holds a number of professional memberships and affiliations such as Arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association, past President of the Wyoming Contractors Association, Chairman of the Building Committee, and Construction Industries Relation Committee Representative and Board Member.

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Vice Chair

Michael Ryan has been a member of the credit union since 1998. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. He previously served as the Chair of the Supervisory Committee for four years. He is the President/CEO of Global Intelligence Resources and holds an M.A. degree in History from Cal State Dominguez Hills and a BA in Mass Communications from Fresno State University. Michael holds membership in numerous professional and civic organizations including Life Member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the Foreign Legion Association, Wyoming Basset Hound Rescue Board of Directors, Cheyenne Family Promise, President, Cheyenne Police and Community Together (PACT), Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Institute/University of Chicago, Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt, Egypt Study Group and is the past President of the Cheyenne Sunrise Lions.

Jeffie Wiggins McMullen

Jeffie Wiggins-McMullen

Secretary

Jeffie has been a member of the Credit Union since 2009. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2012. She is the Administrator of the Department of Corrections for the State of Wyoming. She served on the Supervisory Committee from 2011 to January 2012. Jeffie holds a BS in Business from Kearney State College, an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and a MPA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She also served on the Board of Directors for Kearney FCU in Kearney, Nebraska from 1995-2003. She has held volunteer positions with CASA of Laramie County as a Board member from 2009-2010, Families Care, Leadership Kearney graduate, and was the United Way Chair in Kearney, Nebraska.

Eric Harris

Eric Harris

Treasurer

Eric Harris has been a member of the credit union since 1976. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2007, currently holding the office of Treasurer. Over the years he has served in various capacities. He received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, and briefly played professional football. He retired from the City of Boulder in 2006, where he held several designations, and worked as a Human Resources Manager. Eric currently does property management, and continues to do work in Human Resources consulting, mediation, negotiations, wellness program evaluation and design, business consulting, and career coaching. He also volunteers as a mentor for students and student athletes, serves on a Boulder County Fire District Board of Directors, and the children and family wellness board Healthy Learning Paths. Eric and his wife, Kris, have six children and eight grandchildren.

Deanne Vogel

Deanne Vogel

Board Member

Deanne moved to Cheyenne when her father was stationed at F.E. Warren A.F.B. and she was a high school freshman. She graduated from Central H.S., Laramie County Community College, and the University of Wyoming and she has an MBA from Touro University International. She served in the WY Army National Guard from 1978 through 2010, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. She has worked for the Guard as a full-time technician since 1997. Her positions have been the Camp Guernsey Logistics Officer, and the Supervisory Logistics Officer, Supervisory Purchasing & Contracting Officer and the Comptroller at the National Guard Headquarters in Cheyenne. She was assigned as the Comptroller in 2010 and still works in that position. She's a Certified Defense Financial Manager and a Certified Public Manager. She recently entered retirement and looks forward to traveling and doing things that working full-time does not allow her to do!

Robert Luna

Robert Luna

Board Member

Robert Luna has been a member of the credit union since 1973. He has served on the Board of Directors since 1994, with the exception of a small break for 1½ years. He served as Chair for four years. He retired from the City of Boulder in 2006 and is now co-owner of four Boulder County Real Estate Offices. Robert and his wife have two daughters who are very active in multiple sports. Robert and his family enjoy traveling.

Sean Dougherty

Sean Dougherty

Board Member

Sean has been in Colorado for 27 years, and has been a Realtor in Northern Colorado for 19 of those years. He’s proud to have held numerous leadership roles in both the Local and State Realtor organizations, including President of the Fort Collins Board and the Chair of the Colorado Association’s Legislative Policy & Grievance Committees. Additionally, Sean has volunteered in numerous professional and charitable organizations over the years, including Realities for Children Charities, the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, North Fort Collins Business Association, The Center for Family Outreach, Disabled Resource Services, Boy Scout Troop 87, and has been serving on the Larimer County Planning Commission for over 9 years. Sean is proud to be a part of the Blue Family, and looks forward to serving for many years to come!

Raymond Wade

Raymond Wade

Board Member

Ray worked in the financial services industry for 27 years, spending the majority of his career with the American Airlines Federal Credit Union in Texas. He held a number of officer positions with the credit union. After retiring from American Airlines in 2018, he relocated to Colorado with his wife Janie and settled in Lafayette. Ray and Janie have two sons that currently attend the University of Texas at Austin. Since moving to Colorado, Ray and his family have taken advantage of the many outdoor activities not readily available in Texas. Ray is looking forward to giving back to the credit union industry that has given his family so much over the years.

Teresa Kunkel

Teresa Kunkel

Board Member

Teresa worked for the State of Wyoming for 33 years with the Department of Revenue and the State Auditor’s Office in accounting. She worked as an Insurance Examiner for 9 years with the Department of Insurance and recently worked as the CFO for the School Facilities Department. She also prepared taxes for 20 years and owned her own practice for 12 of those years. In addition, she served as Treasurer for the board of another credit union and was a member of the Wyoming Association of Public Accountants (WAPA) from 1995-2012. Teresa is currently Treasurer for the Women’s Civic League of Cheyenne and is involved in other volunteer organizations. She enjoys her family, golf, and traveling. She and her husband have two sons and two grandsons.


Supervisory Committee

We value the expertise and efforts of our Supervisory Committee. Please welcome the Blue Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee:

  • Amy Beynon

  • Judith Lavezzi

  • Milton Uribe

  • Terry Steinborn

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