Steve Dahlstrom, CEO of $580-million Spokane Teachers Credit Union, has been named "Best Boss" by the Pacific Northwest Inlander.
This is the first time the weekly publication, which covers regional news, arts and entertainment, has offered the category; it has conducted the reader poll for 10 years.
The credit union itself took second place for "Best Bank."
Dahlstrom is a 25-year veteran of credit unions, and has been recognized by the Washington league for his leadership. He is active in a number of credit union-related and local causes.
"Steve leads Spokane Teachers Credit Union with a hands-on approach, a very open-door policy, and a great sense of humor," the credit union said in a released statement.