Mountain America Credit Union announces the retirement of its chief loan officer


After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Business-Finance from Brigham Young University in 1978 Mike began his career in financial services with Valley Bank and Trust. During his career, Mike also worked for Valley National Bank, Bank One and Chase Bank before joining Mountain America in 2004. At Bank One, Mike served as Senior Vice President, where he oversaw the operations of retail and branch sales as well as business banking services. While at Chase Bank, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, overseeing business loans in five states.

Mike joined the Mountain America Loans team in 2004 and was promoted to Loan Manager in 2009. Under Mike’s leadership, Mountain America has recognized the following successes:

  • Mountain America’s loan portfolio grew from $ 2.4 billion in 2009 to more $ 9 billion of outstanding credit today.
  • Callahan and Associates has ranked Mountain America as the # 1 SBA Lender for Credit Unions for the past 17 years.
  • During the first phase of the Paycheck Protection Program, Mountain America was ranked as the # 1 lender to credit unions nationwide, funding more than 7,000 loans to help keep businesses and employees open. on the payroll.
  • In 2018, Mountain America was one of the first financial institutions to introduce eClose on commercial loans.

“While Mike has an innate ability to recognize opportunities and successfully execute his vision, his commitment to helping members achieve their financial dreams has allowed Mountain America to grow rapidly while putting members first,” says Nathan Anderson, Chief Operating Officer of Mountain America Credit Union. “His commitment to helping members was demonstrated last year when he led the Business Loans team to proactively develop our own Paycheck Protection Program (P3) application and streamlined process,” allowing Mountain America to fund one of the first PPP loans and help secure member funding His foresight and responsiveness have helped thousands of businesses stay open and save countless jobs. We thank Mike for all of his incredible contributions over the past 17 years. “

Over the years Mike has participated in many community service opportunities. Most recently, as an officer of the Credit Union Executive Society. He has also served on the board of directors of Member Business Lending, LLC. Mike was instrumental in establishing the Utah Heritage Foundation Revolving Loan Fund, a loan program aimed at preserving the historic nature of Utah houses. He also served with the United Way for many years, contributing to charitable donations. In 2016, Mike received the Mountain America Summit Award, an award given to those who embody leadership and the best in company values ​​and performance.

“One of the most rewarding things about my experience with Mountain America is that we really make a strong concerted effort to help people improve their financial situation,” says Turner. “Whether it’s lowering the interest rate on a loan, eliminating debt or investing for the future, our primary goal is to help our members. Many financial institutions have smart vision statements about their mission and how they want to help their customers, but at Mountain America we truly live our values ​​every day trying to make a difference in the lives of our members. It is a noble cause! “

SOURCE Mountain America Credit Union

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