Dean Knudtson

Senior Portfolio Consultant, CSCU

Dean has been in the financial services business for close to 30 years, after starting his career at Seattle Trust and Savings and then Western States Bankcard Association where he was regional vice president for the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. He then moved to Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU) with almost $10B in total assets located in Seattle, WA, where he managed the $600M credit card portfolio (188,000+ accounts) and introduced the rewards program in 1995. He has been an instructor with the Pacific Coast Banking School, teaching "Interchange 101" and is considered an industry expert on the topic. He has testified before the Washington State Legislature as an industry expert on debit card usage, interchange, and funds availability.