James Wendler

Chairman, Board of Directors

America First Credit Union


James Wendler is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for America First Federal Credit Union.

Jim has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 1993. In addition to leading the Executive Committee, Jim has also served on the Credit, Planning, ALM, Finance, Information Technology, Nominations, Supervisory and Credit Committees.

As President and Chief Executive Officer for Precision Automated Technology, Jim is responsible for all operating and strategic aspects of the engineering and custom-manufacturing entity. Before his appointment as President for PAT, Jim was the Vice President of finance and operations for I-O Corporation, another manufacturing firm in Salt Lake City. Jim also has 13 years experience directing and managing financial affairs for both high technology companies and banking institutions. He spent 10 of those years with FirstBanks of Colorado, where he served as president of two of its banks. Jim’s experience has given him expertise in management and organizational techniques, strategic planning, and financial and market analysis.

Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Colorado State University. He also received an MBA from the Pacific Coast School of Banking at the University of Washington.

Jim is involved with the youth in his church and has been active for many years with the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife Cindi reside in Farmington, Utah and are the proud parents of four children and nine grandchildren.