Aventa Credit Union announces promotion of Watkins to AVP of Lending

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (August 3, 2016) — Aventa Credit Union recently named Shannon Watkins as its new Assistant Vice President of Lending. She previously held the position of Consumer Lending Manager.

In her new role, Watkins will manage the daily functions and operations of the Credit Unions lending departments. She will also support the Senior Vice President of Lending in the management of strategic planning, development of the credit union lending policies, procedures and lending goals of the Credit Union.

Prior to coming to Aventa, Watkins worked for UMB Bank in Colorado Springs as their Client Relationship Manager and worked for five years at Meritrust Credit Union in Kansas as their Branch Manager and as their Director of Market Development. Watkins holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Troy University in Alabama.

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About Aventa Credit Union

Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 by the Colorado Springs Utilities Department. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 30,000 members and $244 million in assets. The credit union offers a wide variety of financial products and services throughout the nine counties they now serve. Membership is open to anyone that lives, works, worships or attends school in Alamosa, Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Pueblo, Saguache and Teller Counties.


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