Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Steve is a native Montanan, born in Missoula and raised in Libby. After graduating from Libby Senior High, he studied mechanical engineering and computer science at the University of Idaho. Having bounced between Moscow, Boise, Portland, and finally Seattle, Mr. Haugen took a position at Microsoft Corporation in 1994, providing technical support for Windows and Windows NT. In 1996, he transferred to Microsoft’s MSN division to build and manage the IT systems for the then-startup website Expedia.com. After eight years of designing, building, and managing what still ranks as some of the most sophisticated and complex high volume transactional systems in the world, Mr. Haugen retired from Expedia, Inc. and joined Whitefish Credit Union.