Lakeland, FL, August 29, 2022. Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) announced today that Kelley Martin was appointed the credit union's new Chief Lending Officer (CLO).
Martin describes herself as a demonstrated self-starter with an effective combination of organizational and communication skills. She has spent over 30 years in the credit union industry, using her skills to work her way up from a teller to her current position. Her prior role was Vice President of Consumer Lending with a multi-billion-dollar credit union in Jacksonville, FL, where she oversaw a $2 billion consumer lending portfolio.
"We are impressed with Kelley's experience creating strategic lending solutions for credit union members," said Jeremiah Kossen, CEO of PEFCU. "We know she will bring next-level innovation to our leadership team, helping us with our mission to offer the products and services most relevant to PEFCU members."
Martin received an M.S. in Business Analytics from Indiana University in 2020. She was also certified by NAFCU as a Compliance Officer in 2019 and earned her AMP Designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association's School of Mortgage Banking in 2018. She is affiliated with the TransUnion Advisory Council and is a board member of the Jacksonville Women's Leadership Forum.
Headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., PEFCU is a member-owned co-operative founded in 1957 to meet the financial needs of Publix Super Markets Inc. associates and their family members. PEFCU, with over $1.5 billion in assets, is ranked in the top five percent of credit unions nationwide. PEFCU maintains a five-star rating by Bauer Financial and boasts an "A+" in financial health. PEFCU remains committed to improving the financial lives of its members and continues to expand its membership throughout the southeastern U.S.