CONTACT: Valerie Taylor, Vice President Business Development OFFICE: 785-233-5556
TOPEKA - After 42 years of service, Gary Colcher quietly announced his retirement as Co-President/CEO and Board Member of Quest Credit Union at the end of August. His last day in office was September 5.
Colcher began his credit union career in 1971 when he was hired as an accountant for Rubber Workers 307 Federal Credit Union. In 1986, Colcher became office manager and Board Treasurer. His title was later expanded to President/CEO.
In order to grow the credit union, Colcher spearheaded the consolidation of Rubber Workers with Bell Telephone Employees Credit Union of Pittsburg in 2002. The merged credit unions became Credit Unions United (CUU). In 2010, CUU and Credit Union 1 of Kansas joined forces to become Quest Credit Union.
With insight and innovation, Colcher helped lead the credit union into the 21st Century. He introduced checking accounts in the 80s, online banking in the 90s, and in 2012 the Quest Mobile App.
Colcher has been an active participant in the credit union movement, attending annual Credit Union Association meetings and golf tournaments. In addition, he served as Chairman on the Board of Directors for Kansas Corporate Credit Union for many years.
Colcher will continue to serve as an investment consultant for the credit union.
About Quest Credit Union Quest Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative dedicated to providing quality financial products and services to its members living, working or worshiping in Eastern Kansas. With six branches and two service centers throughout the region, Quest is dedicated to helping others "discover the possibilities” to improve quality of life and achieve financial security. Visit the credit union online at www.quest-cu.org.