Values and History

Our values get us out of bed every morning, and keep us energized every day.

Serving our members since 1954

We’re committed to making life more convenient for Meridian members with the latest digital tools. But our mission, vision, and values ensure that we continue to offer top-notch service, and that the human connection to our members never fades.

  • Our Mission

    At Meridian Trust we seek to help our members achieve their financial goals and dreams through: Personal Connections, Simple Solutions, Lifetime Relationships.

  • Our Vision

    We will provide our members and community with the best personal service, the highest quality financial products, and the best overall value for a lifetime.

Our values keep us steady through changing times

  • Simplicity

    We make it easy to obtain financial success. We focus on relationships by providing simple ways to connect with the Credit Union.

  • Member Focused

    To be member focused, we will be sincere, knowledgeable, and creative to help members discover their financial potential, offer solutions and options, and continue to build solid member relationships.

  • Connected

    We are connected to our members, each other and our communities, creating a circle of belonging.

  • Responsive

    We go beyond listening. We seek and provide solutions to members needs in a timely manner. We own the problem or need until a solution is reached. We are passionately pursuing member satisfaction with commitment, dedication and integrity.

From humble beginnings: The founding and growth of Meridian Trust

Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union has produced landmark successes and expansive growth. Chartered in Cheyenne in January 1954, a small office opened two months later in the State Board of Charities and Reform.

In 1955, the credit union was moved to a basement storage room in the Wyoming State Capital, where volunteers took deposits for their fellow state employees. Known then as Wyoming Employees Federal Credit Union, it hired its first full-time employee in 1958.

After spending a year working out of a garage facility behind the Wyoming Travel Commission, the current property at 2223 Warren Avenue in downtown Cheyenne was purchased in 1977.

Meridian Trust began opening more branches across the state, including in Lander, Jackson and Rawlins, and its first branch outside the Wyoming border, into Scottsbluff, Nebraska in 2013. In 2020, we opened a branch in northern Colorado in the town of Wellington; and merged with Yellowstone Federal Credit Union located in northwestern Wyoming, giving us a branch that is actually situated inside of Yellowstone National Park.

In January of 2021, we opened our third branch in our home city of Cheyenne, to serve residents, workers, and commuters in the northern section of the capital city.

Meridian Trust Credit Union values and history

“We have always embraced the idea of service for our members and continuing our success as a financial co-op.”

Kim Withers, Meridian Trust CEO

Into the future: Meridian Trust today, tomorrow, and beyond

The historic success of our dynamic financial cooperative continues with assets at the start of 2021 exceeding $500 million with over 100 employees serving more than 32,000 members. Kim Withers, CEO since 1994, envisions a promising future for members and employees of the credit union. “We have always embraced the idea of service for our members and continuing our success as a financial co-op.”

Throughout our history, the mission of Meridian Trust has not changed. Offering the best in personal service and the highest-quality financial products at the lowest possible cost has always been fundamental to our organization. This stands true whether the service is provided at a physical branch location, over the phone through our dedicated call center, or in utilizing the newest and greatest in online and electronic tools.

As members become more interested in managing their finances around the clock, Meridian Trust keeps pace. The credit union provides online account opening, along with free online bill pay and strong electronic banking tools. In 2021, we are upgrading our organization’s website, mobile app and online banking systems.

The mission of serving members has not changed since 1954, only the tools have to meet modern demands with increased speed, efficiency and access.

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