Achieva Credit Union promotes Sara DePauw to Chief Lending Officer

DUNEDIN, FL (April 5, 2017)Achieva Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara DePauw as Chief Lending Officer.

As Chief Lending Officer, DePauw will lead and manage the lending departments for Achieva Credit Union, which includes mortgage, commercial, consumer and indirect lending. She will also oversee policies, compliance, personnel, pricing, credit, profitability, strategic planning, product management and development.

“I am honored to serve in this this new position,” DePauw said. “It’s truly gratifying to work for a company so dedicated to its members and its community.”

DePauw was previously Vice President of Consumer Lending at Achieva. She joined the Achieva team in 2013, and has more than 27 years of experience in the industry, previously working with companies such as SunTrust Bank and GE Capital. She originally attended Broward Community College and also received commercial training through Kennesaw State University.

“Sara has been an incredible addition to the Achieva family over the past several years and we are proud to fill this position with someone so skilled,” said Achieva President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Regoli. “As well, she has a genuine dedication to helping our members, and she truly embodies why banking is GOOD with Achieva.

DePauw’s other interests include spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors with her golden retrievers.

Sara DePauw

About Achieva Credit Union

Achieva Credit Union was founded in 1937 in Pinellas County. Today, it is rated a Superior 5-Star credit union by Bauer Financial and has more than $2.7 billion in assets and 25 branches serving more than 160,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota Counties, or whose family member has an Achieva Credit Union account can bank with Achieva. For more information, visit


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