Royal Credit Union announces new VP of Retail Operations

EAU CLAIRE, WI (June 5, 2020) — Royal Credit Union has announced Paul Stednitz as VP of Retail Operations.  In this role, Stednitz is responsible for the development and execution of the strategic plan to provide an exceptional member experience for retail operations.  He will focus on building high performing teams and leading efficient branches to provide consistency in processes, relationship building and member experiences across all branches. 

 Stednitz has 25 years of retail banking experience with credit unions and community banks where he developed and facilitated member experience models that led to positive outcomes through engaged teams.  He designed and launched a branch of the future with new branch layouts, new technologies, and the universal employee model.  Stednitz holds his bachelor of Finance from Chico State University, an Advanced Degree from Pacific Coast Banking School, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.  

 A very active community member, Stednitz was the President of the Rotary Club of Bend, Oregon, Campaign chair of his local United Way, President of Downtown Merchant Association, Planned giving Chair with SW WA Free Clinic.  He has been a Board Member of his Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, Hospital Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Tower Theater Foundation, and a founding Board Member of the Oregon Winterfest. 

 Stednitz currently lives in Vancouver, WA with his wife Leslie and son Brandon.  They look forward to relocating to the Chippewa Valley soon.

Paul Stednitz

About Royal Credit Union

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 300,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology built on a strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. A complete list of Member eligibility requirements is available on the Royal Credit Union website. To learn more about Royal, visit or call 800-341-9911.


Journie Rosenow
Community Engagement Coordinator
Royal Credit Union
763-515-6843 (office)
715-471-0837 (mobile)

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