Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently announced that Michelle Anderson has joined the team as Director of Loans. âThe position requires a leader with extensive experience developing and executing strategies that facilitate the lending experience – and Anderson is well equipped to meet this challenge,â RCU said in a press release.
In his new role, Anderson will oversee four departments: business services, mortgages, consumer loans and the financial assistance department. Its primary focus will be to help each department meet their business goals of growing loans while exceeding members’ expectations for exceptional service. She will also ensure that the credit union continues to help members with their unique financial situation when needed. Maintaining a high level of engagement and a culture of continuous improvement are other key goals.
âThe Redwood Credit Union has a long tradition of credit organization that seeks creative ways to meet its members where they are,â said Brett Martinez, President and CEO of Redwood Credit Union. âWith Michelle’s leadership, we will continue to make lending decisions that are good for members, with a combination of technology and people to support a world-class lending experience. “
Anderson has 30 years of experience in financial services management. Prior to joining Redwood Credit Union as Director of Loans, she was Senior Vice President of Loans at Chevron Federal Credit Union. She also previously held executive positions at Patelco Credit Union, Wells Fargo, Wachovia and World Savings & Loan.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Anderson received her undergraduate degree before moving to St. Mary’s College for her Masters of Business Administration. She is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Experian Credit Union and the Board of Directors of the Assumption Foundation in San Leandro.
She and her husband are newly “empty nesters” and are moving from San Leandro to North Bay. Anderson will be based at RCU’s new Napa campus.