Two key management changes were recently made within Delta Community Credit Union’s personal and commercial lending operations.
Robert Walsh Jr. was hired as senior vice president and chief lending officer, the $4.3 billion Atlanta credit union announced Monday.
Walsh joins Delta Community having most recently served as president/CEO of United Community Bank’s Cobb and Paulding counties operations, both in Georgia.
Prior to United Community Bank, Walsh worked for Synovus Bank where he served as president/CEO of Cohutta Banking Co., and earlier as group vice president, retail banking division for Athens First Bank & Trust. He also worked in a number of lending roles during a five-year stint at NationsBank, according to Delta Community.
Walsh succeeds Jason Osterhage, Delta Community’s former senior vice president of lending, who held that position from 2005 to 2012. According to Osterhage’s LinkedIn profile, he was hired last year as senior vice president of lending at the $8.2 billion Alliant Credit Union in Chicago.
Meanwhile, Pam Davis was promoted to vice president, retail lending and deputy chief lending officer, which is a newly added position, according to the credit union.
Davis has worked at Delta Community for 11 years as vice president, real estate services, where she has helped to grow its real estate loan portfolio from $668 million in 2002 to $1.2 billion today, the credit union said.
Prior to Delta Community, Davis held lending positions at a number of other credit unions, including the former Georgia Telco Credit Union (now the $1.8 billion Georgia’s Own Credit Union in Atlanta), $152 million Peninsula Community Federal Credit Union in Shelton, Wash., and Federal Employees Credit Union (now the $475 million Mazuma Credit Union in Kansas City, Mo).
The recent leadership changes are effective immediately. Walsh now serves on Delta Community’s executive team and reports to Hank Halter, president/CEO of Delta Community, while Davis reports to Walsh.
“Bob and Pam greatly enhance our senior leadership team. They are both highly experienced lending professionals who share a passion for helping consumers find the right loan for their needs,” Halter said.
“Credit unions have been an excellent alternative for consumers over the past few years as the availability of credit tightened in the marketplace. I have no doubt that Bob and Pam will succeed in furthering Delta Community’s presence in the communities we proudly serve,” Halter added.
The new hire and promotion within the credit union’s lending division is the latest change in management at Delta Community. In February, the credit union named Matthew Shepherd its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. William Buchanan was appointed senior vice president, corporate audit, and Robert Manning was appointed senior vice president and general counsel.
Halter himself became permanent president/CEO in April.