Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team.

Our leadership team guides Elevations to be a top credit union in the state of Colorado, a leader in the communities we serve, and one of the Best Companies to Work For in Colorado. Our leaders live and work here in Colorado, and are passionate about serving our membership and our community. Meet our team here, and visit our blog to watch our President & CEO’s video blog, plus read member stories and lending tips from our leadership team.

Our Core Purpose
Together we create solutions for a better life.
Our Core Values
Integrity, respect, passion, creativity and excellence.

Gerry Agnes - President & Chief Executive Officer

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Gerry joined Elevations as its CEO in 2008. He directs the credit union’s strategic objectives, which focus on employee engagement, a loyal membership and superior financial performance. In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, he led the charge to pursue the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a highly competitive U.S. Presidential award that recognizes organizations for performance excellence. The Baldrige effort rallied the Elevations team to outperform both in-market competitors and credit unions nationwide, and in 2014, Elevations was named a Baldrige Award recipient by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Also, Gerry was named the 2015 CUES Outstanding Chief Executive, Mountain West Credit Union Association’s 2016 Credit Union Professional of the Year, and Boulder Chamber’s 2016 Business Person of the Year.

Gerry is a CPA with 34 years of professional experience and held positions as president, COO and CFO at various community financial institutions in California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Gerry is a board member and past chair of the Boulder Chamber, and is a board member of Elevations Foundation. Governor Hickenlooper appointed Gerry to Colorado’s Financial Services Board in August 2015, on which he continues to serve. In 2019, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appointed Gerry to the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Also in 2019, he was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, the Credit Union National Association’s CEO Council Executive Committee and the CUES® Board of Directors.

Brian Holst - General Counsel

Brian Holst

As general counsel for Elevations Credit Union and its Board of Directors, Brian leads the credit union’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives that create value for its members.

Brian is a uniquely experienced legal and credit union industry veteran. Prior to joining Elevations in 2017, Brian was a partner at Holst, Boettcher & Tehrani LLP, and was engaged in the private practice of law in Colorado for more than 30 years. Brian’s legal practice has focused on credit union representation, which has allowed him to develop expertise in the industry, advising and representing many credit unions from around the country in matters pertaining to policy, governance, mergers, regulation, contractual matters, real estate matters, loan enforcement, litigation and arbitration. Brian holds a law degree from Washburn Law School and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Colorado State University. He also serves as a board member of Longmont Meals on Wheels.

Michael Calcote - Chief Financial Officer

Michael Calcote

As chief financial officer, Michael is responsible for ensuring Elevations’ long-term financial sustainability. He oversees accounting and finance, strategy and performance, enterprise risk management, operations and corporate real estate. Michael serves as treasurer of the Mental Health Partners board of directors.

Prior to joining Elevations in 2010, Michael served as chief financial officer and treasurer for Guaranty Bank, a large, publicly held financial institution headquartered in Austin, Texas. Michael also served for five years as a regulatory examiner and capital markets specialist for the U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Pete DuPré - Chief Information Officer

Pete Dupre

As chief information officer, Pete is responsible for developing and driving the implementation of Elevations’ technology strategy and leading its IT operations and business applications teams.

Prior to joining Elevations in 2017, Pete was CIO, Latin America Region, for First Data Corporation and CIO of JetPay Corporation. Pete also held IT leadership roles at Amazon Web Services, Vantiv and Micro Focus. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from State University of New York in Buffalo, NY. Pete serves as a board member of Elevations Foundation and of Healing Warriors Program, helping advance the individual well-being of veterans.

Ray Lindley - Chief Operating Officer

Ray Lindley

As chief operating officer, Ray directs all aspects of the credit union’s consumer, mortgage and business lending programs plus wealth management. He oversees Elevations’ retail delivery channels—including all branches and the contact center. He has been instrumental in making Elevations the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado and the No. 1 mortgage lender in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Ray held leadership roles with Washington Mutual and Chase before joining Elevations in 2013. A graduate of Northwest Nazarene University, he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of business administration in economics. In 2016, he graduated from the CUES Institute of Executive Leadership as a Certified Credit Union Executive. Ray serves on the executive committee of the CUNA Lending Council, a group that supports and develops the lending practices of credit unions across the country. He also serves as a board member of the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce.

Pete Reicks - Chief Strategy and Performance Officer

Pete Reicks

Pete is responsible for directing Elevations’ strategic planning process, advancing enterprise business intelligence capabilities, championing a culture of innovation and directing deployment of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in pursuit of the credit union’s BHAG: “Audacious Excellence! P.S. We will win the Baldrige again.”

Prior to joining Elevations in 2008, Pete held a variety of analyst and leadership roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Colorado State University Pueblo and a master’s of business administration from Benedictine College. In 2017, he achieved Certified Innovation Executive (CIE) status from the CUES Strategic Innovation Institute. Pete also serves as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and as a board member for Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence.

Tammy Taylor - Chief People Officer

Tammy Taylor

As chief people officer, Tammy leads the “people” strategy for Elevations Credit Union. She is responsible for aligning the current and future workforce to meet the business objectives of Elevations through leadership, talent, communication, workforce analytics and rewards. She plays an important role in shaping the organization’s culture and is an ambassador for employee engagement, diversity and inclusion.

Before joining Elevations in 2018, Tammy had over 20 years of experience in the Denver area spanning strategy, employer brand, operations, product development and talent. She has served in leadership roles in the healthcare, utilities and telecom industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, an institution that prides itself on exploring the complex relationships between human beings and their natural, social and built environments. Tammy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She also serves as a board member of Elevations Foundation. 

Kendal Harris - SVP Retail Network

Kendal Harris

Kendal leads Elevations’ retail team, including all branches, the contact center and retail operations. She is responsible for driving member service excellence, achieving financial results and aligning the retail network with Elevations’ mission, vision and values. Kendal’s goal is to make Elevations the No. 1 banking choice in the area by providing personable service with consistent excellence.

Prior to joining Elevations in 2019, Kendal served as Vice President, Branch Operations for 15 years at Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While there, she also served as a board member of Albuquerque Quality Network and as a Quality Examiner for Quality New Mexico. Kendal received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and graduated with high honors from Western CUNA Management School – Pomona College.

Gary Kindle - SVP of Operations

Gary Kindle

Gary leads Elevations’ operations department. With his team, he manages the credit union’s functions and services, including payments, imaging, cards, mortgage servicing, vendor management, ATMs and record retention. Gary’s aim is to make sure processes run smoothly for both members and employees at all times.

Prior to joining Elevations in 2011, Gary held various leadership roles with First National of Nebraska. He is a graduate of Northern State University and the BAI Graduate School of Bank Financial Management at Vanderbilt University. Gary served 20 years in the U.S. Army before retiring as a platoon sergeant and ammunition instructor.

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