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Lani Auelua Named as Branch Manager for Credit Union 1

Jun 19, 2019 | Finance, Right Moves

Credit Union 1 (CU1) promoted Lani Auelua to branch manager of its University Branch in Fairbanks.

Auelua began as a teller with the credit union in 2013, with previous experience in retail service and management. In her time with Credit Union 1, she has served in various roles such as senior teller, member service officer, and member service supervisor. She held the position of branch manager at the credit union’s Downtown Branch in Anchorage prior to her promotion to manager of their University Branch in Fairbanks.

States James Wileman, President/CEO of Credit Union 1, “Lani has worked nearly every position in the branch system, moving her way up and learning along the way. She is known for being calm, cool, and collected. She analyzes every situation and all information, and she uses good judgement and common sense to make a decision that is in everyone’s best interest. I am excited to see her further her experience on our management team!”

In her new position, Auelua will be responsible for the daily operations of Credit Union 1’s University Branch. She will oversee the branch’s standards for quality in providing service to its members while ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations and internal policies.

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