Trent SavageMountain America Credit Union
Trent Savage is the chief human resources officer at Mountain America Credit Union. In this role he’s responsible for developing and executing an HR and Talent Development strategy that supports the credit union’s overall business plan and strategic direction as well as for partnering with business leaders to provide clarity in direction and alignment of goals to create a high-performing organization. Since joining Mountain America in 2018 Savage has implemented technology to automate processes, which has streamlined the credit union’s human resources (HR) and improved engagement while allowing team members to engage in strategic consulting with leadership.
Over the course of his career, Savage has worked for some of the world’s largest, most-recognizable brands, including Amazon, eBay and Procter & Gamble. During his time with these companies, he gained expertise in strategy development, executive coaching, leadership effectiveness, organizational design and development, strategic talent management, and team effectiveness.
Beyond his role with Mountain America, Savage contributes to the Utah business community through a variety of volunteer and leadership positions, including serving as chair of the Brigham Young University (BYU) HR/OD Advisory Council, a board member for the non-profit Courage Reins, an Executive Committee member of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) HR and chair of the HR Executive Roundtable in Utah. In these roles he strives to add value through mentoring and facilitating strategic partnerships.
Savage graduated from BYU with a Master of Business Administration in organizational development and human resources. He’s passionate about elevating the professionalism and status of HR professionals in Utah, and over the course of his career, he’s been recognized for his contributions to the HR industry. He was recognized in 2022 by Utah Business Magazine for a HR Achievement Award, named Utah’s HR Disruptor of the year (2020) by Utah Business Magazine and received the Ascendant Leader award (2012) from BYU’s Marriott School of Management.