Gesa Credit Union announces Jake Stamas as new SBA Relationship Manager

RICHLAND, WA (April 23, 2024)Gesa, a community-focused credit union, today announced the hiring of Jake Stamas as a Small Business Administration (SBA) Relationship Manager for Southwest Washington and Oregon. Stamas brings more than eight years of successful experience working in the financial service industry to Gesa’s award winning SBA team. 

In 2023, Gesa was named as the number one credit union for SBA 7a loan production in Washington and Oregon. 

In his new role, Stamas will specialize in business acquisitions and primarily collaborate with owner occupied businesses for real estate and equipment purchases. Additionally, he will work with the United States Department of Agriculture Business and Industry (USDA B&I) Loan Program to facilitate property acquisition for both owner occupied and investors in rural areas.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jake as our newest SBA Relationship Manager. His extensive experience in the financial services industry, combined with his dedication and expertise, make him an exceptional addition to our team,” said Paul Long, Assistant Vice President of SBA Lending at Gesa Credit Union. “We look forward to the valuable insights and leadership Jake will bring as we continue to uphold our reputation as the top credit union for SBA 7a loan production in the region.”

Stamas graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2010 with a double major in business administration and economics and a minor in finance. In 2015, he moved to Oregon where he spent the past eight years working in various roles at Citizens Bank prior to joining Gesa.

About Gesa Credit Union

Gesa Credit Union is one of Washington’s largest credit unions, with over $5.5 billion in assets, and is nearly 290,000 members strong. Gesa is a full-service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage, and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 31 branches, loan centers, full-service student-operated campus branches at Washington State University, and 13 student-operated high school branches across Washington state. The Gesa Community Foundation, established in 2022, further supports Gesa’s ongoing commitment to local communities and charitable giving, which includes support for schools, Local Heroes groups, and community organizations through its Affinity Debit Card Program, as well as through its annual youth scholarships, and free financial and educational resources available to members and the general public. For more information, visit


Xiamara Garza
Curator PR for Gesa Credit Union

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