First Basin Credit Union

Odessa, Texas

$277 Million

Contact Information:

Sarah Hilton | 281.719.2133

[email protected]

First Basin Credit Union

Chief Lending Officer

Position Summary
First Basin Credit Union is seeking a Chief Lending Officer to develop growth strategies and carry out the strategic goals in all facets of lending including consumer loans, commercial loans, and residential mortgages. The ideal candidate will research the latest lending trends along with implementing tactics to maximize loan retention. This individual will lead their team to promote high levels of service by choosing the latest products and services that aligns with the credit union’s vision. Duties include interpreting and implementing lending policies and procedures, conducting market analysis to monitor market activities to produce competitive rates, and maintaining communication between staff and the loan department to ensure all lending efforts are being met in a timely manner. A minimum of five years in a senior management role with experience in commercial, mortgage, and consumer lending is required. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree.


Company Profile
First Basin Credit Union, formerly known as Medical Center Credit Union, was founded in 1965 and grew from serving a small group of members in the Odessa medical community to become a credit union that serves members across the Permian Basin. In 1996, Medical Center Credit Union became Medical Community Credit Union and in 2005 became First Basin Credit Union to reflect the expanded membership. Today, First Basin has a membership exceeding 26,000 in 17 different counties and assets over $277 million. First Basin is dedicated to providing its members with an exceptional banking experience while ensuring the safety and stability of financial assets. For more information, go to


Community Profile
Odessa is a vibrant and energetic city in West Texas where the sky is the only limit. Boasting fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets, and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, Odessa offers invaluable opportunities to discover West Texas treasures. The people have a deep appreciation of Odessa’s past and are well known for their hospitality. Odessa is the 30th largest city in Texas and has a warm climate all year. Experience the unique culture of the region with visits to Big Bend National Park, sit in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, or visit the second largest meteor crater in the United States. Odessa is a city where cowboys, culture, oil, and everything in between bring a flavor so delicious it can only be described as a “City of Contrasts.” Odessa is considered “the right place in Texas,” and you will feel right at home when you arrive!


An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.


You may recommend others for candidacy by contacting Sarah Hilton, Vice President at (800) 367-0433, extension 133 or [email protected].

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