Promotions for two of PSECU’s young female leaders

HARRISBURG, PA (December 1, 2023) — PSECU announced today the recent promotion of two of their staff. Kristina Hawa and Ashley Oxenrider, emerging leaders in the credit union, were both promoted to the Director level.

Hawa will now serve PSECU as the Director of Risk Management. Previously working for the credit union as AML Manager, Hawa will now assume a critical role in PSECU’s risk management efforts; responsible for maturing the Enterprise Risk Program, which includes operational and vendor risk management.

Hawa graduated from Strayer University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Additionally, she is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert.

Oxenrider was promoted to PSECU’s Director of Collections from her role as Credit Solutions Manager. As a director, she will be focused on mitigating losses and maximizing recoveries for the credit union, as well as strategic planning and process development for the Collections unit.

Oxenrider holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Penn State University, as well as an MBA from Shippensburg University.

“These promotions are just one example of the tremendous pool of young talent we have at PSECU,” stated Sandra Holzgen, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Both Kristina and Ashley have demonstrated leadership in their previous roles, think creatively to improve their respective units, and have achieved success in reaching their goals. It’s always rewarding to see employees grow and thrive in their careers.”

Pictured, L to R: Kristina Hawa, PSECU’s Director of Risk Management and Ashley Oxenrider, PSECU’s Director of Collections.


Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who pooled $90 and made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where collective resources benefit all members. Today, PSECU continues that legacy as Pennsylvania’s largest credit union, with $8 billion in assets, more than 590,000 members, and a convenient anytime, anywhere digital-first banking model. For more information about PSECU, visit PSECU has been recognized as a Best-In-State Credit Union by Forbes, a Best Bank by, a Best Credit Union by GOBankingRates, and one of America’s Best Banks by Newsweek. View its Year In Review to learn how PSECU contributes to the greater good.


Kate Moyer
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