Mark L. Young has been named president and CEO of Millcreek’s Granite Credit Union by the company’s board, succeeding Lynn R. Kuehne, who will retire Oct. 1 after a credit union industry career spannin 7 decades.
Young has over 25 years of credit union seniorlevel management experience and most recently has been serving as the vice president of human relations for Granite. Young’s credit union career began in 1995 when he joined Utah Central Credit Union as human resources director and compliance officer. Named executive vice president in 2003, Young provided leadership to a variety of roles including operations, compliance, branching and lending for Utah Central.
Young is a 1995 graduate of the University of Utah, where he studied organizational communication. He has earned the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School.
Kuehne began his credit union journey as a volunteer member of the Supervisory Committee of Utah CV Credit Union (now Utah First) in 1968. He was named president and CEO of Utah CV in 1975 and served the German community credit union for 19 years.
In 1992, Kuehne joined the Utah Credit Union Association and was named executive vice president in 1997 and continued in that role until 2009. He was a voice in advocating for credit unions on both the local and national levels. During this time, he was also a founding member of the Credit Union Service Centers of Utah and served as the president of that organization from 1993 until 2009. He replaced Curt Doman as the president and CEO of Granite in July of 2009 and will have served over 12 years in this position by his announced retirement date. During Kuehne’s tenure, Granite has doubled in size, growing assets from $336 million to more than $680 million.