APPLETON, Wis. — Linda Kennedy has been hired as the new CEO of Business Lending Services LLC, a joint venture between Business Lending Group and Corporate Central Credit Union.

Kennedy, who started in July, will also serve as CEO of Business Lending Group. She brings more than 30 years of experience to the position. Steve Grebe will remain as president of both CUSOs.

In her new role, Kennedy’s duties include managing strategies for Business Lending Services, which serves Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., Business Lending Group’s presence in northeastern Wisconsin and overseeing a team of 30 commercial lenders.

Business Lending Services’ partners are Summit CU, Heartland CU, Fort Community CU, AM Community CU, First Service CU, LifeTime CU, Harbor CU, Brewery CU and Sheboygan CU. Business Lending Group is partners with Citizens First CU, Fox Communities CU, Pioneer CU and Prospera CU.

Both CUSOs manage more than $380 million in business loans.