Fed Names Kount CEO New Chairman at Salt Lake City Branch


Boise, IdahoJanuary 14, 2014 – Kount CEO Bradley J. Wiskirchen has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Wiskirchen has been a Member of the Board since 2010 and succeeds Scott L. Hymas, Chief Executive Officer, R.C. Willey Home Furnishings, LTD. who is retiring from the Branch’s Board after serving as a Director since 2007 and as Chairman since 2010.

Mr. Wiskirchen is currently Chief Executive Officer of Keynetics Inc. and its subsidiary Kount Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Click Sales Inc. in Boise, Idaho.  Prior to joining Keynetics Inc., he was a Partner in the law firm of Holland & Hart LLP, Boise, Idaho.

Active in community affairs, he is currently serving, or has served on numerous educational, corporate advisory, and boards of directors, including St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Strategic Initiatives Committee;  Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho; Boise State University College of Engineering Advisory Council; Public Affairs Committee, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry; and Notre Dame Club of Idaho.

A native of Boise, Idaho, Wiskirchen received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brigham Young University.  He also received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Notre Dame Law School.
Other members of the Fed's Salt Lake City Branch Board of Directors are: Josh England, President and Chief Financial Officer, C.R. England, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah; Susan Johnson, President, Futura Industries Corporation, Clearfield, Utah; Patrick F. Keenan, Chief Financial Officer, Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper, South Jordan, Utah; Peter Metcalf, Lead Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Black Diamond Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah;  Damon G. Miller, Utah Market President, U.S. Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Albert T. Wada, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wada Farms Inc., Pingree, Idaho.

About The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco provides wholesale banking services to financial institutions in the nine western states through its head office in San Francisco, branch offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle, and a cash processing office in Phoenix.  The Salt Lake City Branch region includes the state of Utah, the state of Idaho with the exception of the panhandle and the three eastern counties of the state of Nevada.  As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates monetary policy, serves as a bank regulator, administers consumer protection laws, and is fiscal agent for the U.S. government.

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