First Basin Credit Union Enlists Services of D. Hilton Associates in Executive Search for Chief Lending Officer

The Woodlands, Texas (August 2019) – First Basin Credit Union, headquartered in Odessa, TX, 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.


About First Basin Credit Union

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 $276 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


About D. Hilton Associates, Inc.

D. Hilton Associates, Inc. is one of the most recognized credit union consulting firms in the country. Our major practice areas are Executive Recruiting, Compensation Services, Retention & Retirement, Strategic Services, and Board Leadership. To date, D. Hilton has conducted over 3,000 successful searches for credit unions nationwide and has been employed by 95% of the largest credit unions in the country to fill senior executive management positions. For more information, please visit our website at



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