CU executives earn CLE designation with LSCI

ELGIN, IL (July 18, 2018) — Lending Solutions Consulting, Inc. (LSCI) is proud to announce that two more executives have recently achieved a Certified Lending Expert (CLE) designation. Tonia Lanier and Morgan Wescott of Down East Credit Union (Maine) achieved their accreditation status after completing LSCI’s Advanced Lending Institute in June.

The CLE designation is offered through a unique partnership between LSCI and California Southern University. The two institutions have jointly developed an executive level curriculum that enables credit union leaders to take the next step in their career advancement.

“We are extremely proud of the legacy we’re building with the Advanced Lending Institute (ALI) and the Certified Lending Expert (CLE) designation,” states David Tuyo, founder of the ALI. “Helping credit union executives reach new levels of success is extremely rewarding, and we will continue to grow the CLE program going forward.”

“As a long-time lender, I have learned many things in my 22 years at the credit union, however there has always been a desire to learn more. The CLE program exceeded my expectations as it encompasses everything lending-related and then some” said Tonia L. Lanier, CLE, Vice President of Down East Credit Union. “What Rex Johnson and the LSCI team have created is so valuable to our industry. This program covers the history of banking, underwriting, and risk management, but it doesn’t stop there. Our credit union will continue to invest in our team and put more lenders through this program, so they have that solid foundation to reach maximum potential” Lanier added.

CLE course topics include: Trend Analysis, Strategic Planning, Ethics, Asset Liability Management, Incentive plans, Sales Culture, Consumer & Commercial Lending, Compliance, Regulatory Standards, Portfolio Management, Organization Culture and Planning. CLE candidates must attend the Advanced Lending Institute, and in addition must complete two online courses from California Southern University as well as pass a rigorous final examination.

About Lending Solutions Consulting

Lending Solutions Consulting is the industry leader in training and loan management for credit unions across North America. With the acclaimed University of Lending, the most comprehensive lending school for credit unions today, the LSCI team of experts have trained over 50,000 credit union employees to achieve dramatic improvements in loan yields, ROAs, and member service practice. In addition to the University of Lending, LSCI offers on-site consulting, portfolio analysis, HYLS, and the Smart Loan Audit.  For further information on LSCI services, please visit the company website at


Bill Hultstrand
Lending Solutions Consulting, Inc.
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