Ezra A. Eckhardt

President & Chief Executive Officer at Spokane Teachers Credit Union

Ezra A. Eckhardt

Ezra A. Eckhardt

President & Chief Executive Officer at Spokane Teachers Credit Union

Overview
Career Highlights

Sterling Financial Corp. (Washington)
Sterling Savings Bank (Washington)
Spokane Teachers Credit Union

RelSci Relationships

1261

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1970

Age

49

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Ezra A. Eckhardt likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Trustee & General Counsel at Greater Spokane Incorporated

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Treasurer at Greater Spokane Incorporated

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Member, Second Congressional District at Association of Washington Business

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Chief Executive Officer at Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice Chairman & Treasurer at Washington Policy Center

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President at First Foundation Bank

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President at Spokane Community Mental Health Centre

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former General Sales Manager & Northwest Division Manager, Modesto at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Red Lion Hotels Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Chief Operating Officer at Washington Trust Bank

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Ezra A. Eckhardt
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Ezra A. Eckhardt
President & Chief Executive Officer at Spokane Teachers Credit Union
Education
Undergraduate Degree

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

Advanced Training in Applied Statistics

Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with ten colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. It was founded in 1829 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

MBA

Gonzaga University's School of Business Administration (SBA) was founded in 1921. The Gonzaga University SBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Memberships
Member, Higher Education Leadership Group

Greater Spokane, Inc. engages in jobs and business investments in the community. The company is headquartered in Spokane, WA.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2018 - Current

STCU is committed to maximizing the value of every financial relationship through cost-effective financial services consistent with cooperative principles, applicable legislation, and prudent management. STCU serves 160,045 members as of 12/31/16.

Adjunct Professor
Current

Gonzaga University's School of Business Administration (SBA) was founded in 1921. The Gonzaga University SBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Member-Higher Education Leadership Group
Current

Greater Spokane, Inc. engages in jobs and business investments in the community. The company is headquartered in Spokane, WA.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current
Director
Current

MotoTrax, Inc. manufactures snow bike conversion kits designed for motorcycle riders. It markets and sells its products through dealers in the U.S. as well as online. The company was founded by Randy Gentry in 2015 and is headquartered in Spokane, WA.

Board Member
Current
Director
Current

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to bringing the community together to build decent, affordable housing for all God's people in need. 

Trustee
Tenure Unconfirmed

Greater Spokane, Inc. engages in jobs and business investments in the community. The company is headquartered in Spokane, WA.

Political Donations
$1,000
2018

Representative from Washington's 5th Congressional District

$1,000
2018

Representative from Washington's 5th Congressional District

Transactions
Details Hidden

Sterling Financial Corp. (Washington) raised money in a private placement transaction

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Ezra A. Eckhardt. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Ezra A. Eckhardt's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Ezra A. Eckhardt.