In April of 2021, Thayne Shaffer was named President/CEO of America First Credit Union. Prior to Thayne’s appointment to CEO, he was serving as Chief Information Officer (CIO), where his responsibilities included cyber security, enterprise systems, programming, database administration, quality assurance, and network operations.
Thayne has worked for America First Credit Union since 1987 starting in the accounting department as an accounts payable clerk and ultimately serving there as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Controller. As SVP he was responsible for the Accounting, Records, Analytics Information Management, Mortgage Operations, and Mortgage Servicing departments. Between 2009 and 2019 he supervised multiple mergers and in 2018 and 2019 served as staff coordinator for the Enterprise Risk Management committee.
Thayne graduated from Weber State College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also holds a Master of Accounting from Utah State University, with an emphasis in business information systems.
In 2003, Thayne graduated from Western CUNA Management School, where he was the recipient of the Charles M. Clark Memorial award.
Thayne is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys backpacking, camping, and photography. Thayne and his wife Linda have three daughters.