Credit Union 1 Promotes Friction Free Finance Manager
Anchorage, AK — July 30, 2019 — Credit Union 1 (CU1) announced the promotion of Kelly Smith to Friction Free Finance Manager. Originally hired in 2005, Smith began as a CU1 teller and later held numerous positions such as member service officer, branch manager, regional branch manager and roaming branch manager, the position he held prior to this promotion.
Shares James Wileman, President/CEO of Credit Union 1, “Kelly always makes sure our members are well taken care of. He also takes great care of the people he works with from, employees to coworkers, and he shows #CU1LUV in all his work. He has a strong passion for all things loans, and I look forward to seeing our Friction Free Finance program develop under his guidance and efforts!”
In his new position, Smith will be responsible for continuing to expand the credit union’s unique Friction Free Finance program as new dealerships are added that fit the organization’s “people first” values. He will work to ensure CU1 members and new members receive the very best experience and service from Credit Union 1.
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