Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Announces New Executive Placements
ANCHORAGE—Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected three individuals to fill executive level positions.
Elizabeth Rense Pavlas has been promoted to the position of executive director, retail financial services. She was previously senior vice president, operations. Pavlas brings a wealth of experience to the position, having started with Alaska USA in 2008 as a marketing manager for Retail Financial Services, and earning positions of increased responsibility throughout her 10-year career with the credit union. She has a bachelor of business management and a master of business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is in her final year of Western CUNA Management School.
Robert McNaughton has been selected for the position of executive director, business and commercial services. McNaughton has worked at Alaska USA for 15 years, most recently as vice president, business and commercial lending. He has more than 30 years of commercial lending experience, including portfolio management, credit underwriting, and small business banking.
Jeff Gregg has been selected for the position of vice president, business and commercial lending. Gregg has worked for Alaska USA for the last three years, most recently as regional vice president, commercial lending, pacific northwest. He has more than 28 years of commercial lending experience and has a bachelor of business administration from Central Washington University.
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