KEMBA Financial Credit Union
Chief Lending Officer
KEMBA Financial Credit Union is looking for an innovative and visionary Lending executive to join their team as Chief Lending Officer. Reporting to the President/CEO, this individual will lead all facets of lending including consumer, mortgage, and commercial services. While maintaining a sound loan portfolio, the incumbent will implement and carry out growth strategies as it pertains to the credit union’s lending products and services to serve its members. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Top priorities include, but are not limited to: ensuring efficiency and regulatory compliance in all lending systems (origination, processing, underwriting, and closing), participating in the strategic planning process, and utilizing suitable risk management strategies in product pricing and loan retention. Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field is required. Minimum of five to seven years in a senior management position, leading others within real estate or consumer lending institutions is also required.
KEMBA Financial Credit Union was founded in 1933 as the credit union for the employees of The Kroger Company, and stands for Kroger Employee Mutual Benefits Association. The original branch was inside the Kroger Bakery downtown, relocated in 1971 to East Broad Street in Whitehall, and moved into the current Gahanna home in 2006. Today, KEMBA continues to serve Kroger associates, as well as employees of more than 175 additional area companies, plus anyone who lives, works or worships in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Logan, Fairfield, Licking, and Union Counties. Currently, the credit union has 10 branches across Central Ohio, along with complete online and mobile banking services, automated telephone banking, and more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and over 5,500 shared branching locations nationwide. KEMBA surpassed $1.8 billion in assets, and currently serves more than 118,000 members and plans on expanding on the horizon with more branches. KEMBA is continually recognized both as a statewide and nationwide leader in the Credit Union industry.
Gahanna, Ohio situated in Northeast Franklin County, Ohio is a suburb of Columbus. Founded along the Big Walnut Creek in 1849, Gahanna has grown from its humble start as a small village into a thriving city. Long recognized as the Herb Capital of Ohio, the city celebrates this distinction (and heritage) through a collaborative effort showcasing 45 culinary and shopping venues, herb gardens and trails, eco-learning options, and health/wellness retreats—providing plenty of adventure. Experience the rich historical treasures and rambling bike/walking trails that are integrated throughout the city.
An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.
You may recommend others for candidacy by contacting Jessica Jarman, Vice President at (800) 367-0433 extension 138 or [email protected].