Coasthills Credit Union fills four essential positions

Additions include Chief Information Officer, Education Manager and two financial advisors

LOMPOC, CA (August 11, 2015) — CoastHills Credit Union recently welcomed two leaders and two financial planners to its management team.

Paul Cook, who comes to CoastHills with more than 15 years of expertise in technology, operations and management, is the new Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Paul oversees the technology strategy of the credit union, including daily operations of IT infrastructure, eServices, data processing, Help Desk support, telecommunications, eCommerce and software development. He spent the past decade serving in similar roles with Heritage Oaks Bank, Pioneer Federal Credit Union and Panhandle State Bank. With an undergraduate degree from Utah State University and MBA from Brigham Young University, Cook also has extensive experience in the political arena, both as an elected official at the city and county levels as well as staff-level experience in state and federal government. He was elected to city and county councils in Utah, where he attended college, and worked as a staff assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill early in his career. He frequently volunteers with the Boy Scouts and plans to continue his volunteer efforts on the Central Coast.

Kristin Worthley has been hired as the new Education Manager and is responsible for a full range of learning and knowledge management, including leadership development, technical training and regulated compliance training. She has more than 20 years of experience in the education field and comes to CoastHills having worked as a training manager for Southern California Edison (SCE), where she was also the volunteer board president for EcoIQ, an environmentally focused philanthropic group associated with SCE. Worthley holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources and an undergraduate degree in employee training and development as well as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Kevin Hemme and Michael Johnson join CoastHills’ wealth management department and are tasked with growing and expanding its depth of investment services while continuing its tradition of offering personalized, unbiased guidance to clients. Together, they manage client assets of approximately $50 million.

Kevin brings 20 years of financial planning experience to CoastHills Wealth Management. Prior to becoming a financial advisor, he owned and operated his own business and worked 13 years in sales and marketing for a multi-national corporation. An Arroyo Grande resident, Kevin enjoys motorcycles, flying and outdoor activities. His son Jake attends Biola University.

Michael’s seven years working as a financial advisor were preceded by more than 25 years of executive-level experience running a private business. He is a Rotarian, serving as a past board president in Visalia, Calif., and volunteers in church events. The Grover Beach resident enjoys outdoor activities with his three grown children and his wife Barbara.

“We have selected the best of the best, and in their short time with us, they have all hit the ground running,” CoastHills President and CEO Jeff York said. “They know and understand that from day one, our quest at CoastHills is to make a difference in our neighbors’ lives.”

Kristin Worthley Michael  Mike Johnson Kevin Hemme Paul Cook

About CoastHills Credit Union

CoastHills is a not-for-profit Credit Union serving more than 70,000 members in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Ventura and Santa Cruz counties. Founded in 1958 to primarily serve military and civilian personnel at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CoastHills now serves the entire community with 12 branches and a locally staffed full-service call center. With assets of more than $1.7 billion, CoastHills is the second largest locally owned financial institution on the Central Coast.


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