Alaska USA Announces New Executive Leadership
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the selection of six new executives and two additional promotions.
Elizabeth Rense Pavlas has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Pavlas has more than 10 years of experience with Alaska USA in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as executive director of retail financial services.
Patrick Cosgrove has been selected to fill the position of Chief Lending Officer. Cosgrove joins Alaska USA Federal Credit Union with more than 25 years of credit union experience. Cosgrove holds a bachelor’s in economics from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
Shannon Conley has been promoted to Executive Director of retail Financial Services. Conley has worked for Alaska USA for more than 15 years and most recently held the position of senior vice president of branch administration.
Doug Horner has been promoted to fill the role of Senior Vice President of IM Operations. Horner has been with Alaska USA performing information management duties for more than eight years, most recently as the vice president of IM Operations.
Peter Caldwell has been selected to fill the Vice President of Accounting role. Caldwell joins the credit union with more than 25 years of accounting experience as a CPA in the financial services industry and has overseen accounting and reporting functions for multiple investment entities totaling more than $1 billion in revenue.
Katie Schwab has been selected to fill the position of Vice President for Personnel. Schwab rejoins Alaska USA Federal Credit Union with a wealth of experience in the human resource field, including previous experience as the manager of personnel.
June Gardner has been promoted to the recently created role of Vice President for Consumer Compliance. Gardner has more than 19 years of industry experience and has worked for Alaska USA for the last five years. She was a recipient of the Alaska Journal Top Forty Under 40 award for demonstrating professional excellence.
Roland Pilapil has been promoted to the recently created position of Vice President of Branch Administration, Southwest Region which is a role that will support branches in Arizona and the High Desert region of California. Pilapil has been with Alaska USA Federal Credit Union since 2005 and has held positions of increased responsibility since that time.
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Meeting in the Middle
In January, when the Biden administration announced its ban on the future sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, the news understandably ruffled the collective feathers of Alaska’s oil and gas industry.