Altura Credit Union announces executive moves

Robert Whitton named COO, Christopher Andrus named Chief Culture Officer, Aaron Lynn named Auto Expert VP

RIVERSIDE, CA (April 26, 2017) — Altura Credit Union announced some recent executive staff changes including the promotion of Robert Whitton to Chief Operating Officer, and Christopher Andrus filling the newly created post of Chief Culture Officer in addition to serving as president of Altura’s CUSO Auto Expert. Additionally, Aaron Lynn has been promoted to vice president of Auto Expert.

As COO, Whitton oversees the Member Service Center, the Member Service Center Support Team and all branch locations. Whitton originally joined Altura in 2004 as a Member Service representative before being promoted to an operations analyst. He moved steadily up through the organization to Member Support manager in 2010, director of the Member Service Center in 2011, and vice president of Member Service Center and Electronic Channels in 2014. He takes over the COO position from Jennifer Binkley who was recently named Altura’s president and CEO by the Board of Directors.

Andrus joined Altura in 2003 as an associate vice president of Business Development for Auto Expert, Altura’s auto locating and buying service. In 2004 he was promoted to vice president, and 2008 was named president of the successful company. In his new role as chief culture officer, Andrus will manage internal and external brand and culture development strategies to ensure consistent messages for all key audiences both within and outside of the organization. In this new alignment, Andrus will oversee marketing and business development.

Lynn joined Auto Expert in 2007 as a sales advisor and in 2008 was promoted to regional sales manager. During the recession, Lynn wore a number of hats and was responsible for a number of activities. In 2015, he again filled the recreated position of Sales Manager. As vice president, he now oversees day-to-day operations, including vendor and partner relationship management, and member service resolutions. He also manages a 15-person team of sales advisors and a small back-office team.

Aaron Lynn

Chris Andrus

Robert Whitton

About Altura Credit Union

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 127,000 Members, has $1.352 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County.  Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit, or call 1-888-883-7228.


Carol Kramer for Altura Credit Union
Kramer Communications
Cell: 818-497-5123

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