SOURCE: Gesa Credit Union

Gesa Credit Union

November 13, 2012 12:00 ET

Gesa Credit Union's Commercial Services Team Wins 2012 Credit Union Excellence in Business Lending Award

RICHLAND, WA--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Gesa Credit Union's Commercial Services team was recently honored with a 2012 Credit Union Excellence in Business Lending award by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), a leading national trade association serving America's credit unions. Awards were presented during a reception held on November 5th at the Annual CUNA Lending Council conference in Miami, FL. The conference is one of the largest gatherings of credit union professionals from across the country.

Gesa's Commercial Services team was recognized for developing a profitable and sustainable member business lending portfolio, hiring experienced lending staff who provide prudent underwriting and strong portfolio management, and offering products and services to meet the needs of people who live and work in Washington. They were also recognized for putting up impressive loan growth numbers, providing over $120 million to local businesses in the last three years.

"We are honored to be recognized with a 2012 Credit Union Excellence in Business Lending award," said Gesa President & CEO Christina Lethlean. "Gesa's Commercial Services team has worked hard to develop programs and services that enrich the lives of local businesses and the communities we serve. Being recognized with this award fuels our staff to grow our programs to the next level, and find new ways to help local businesses succeed and grow."

This is the thirteenth year that CUNA has given Credit Union Excellence in Lending awards to outstanding credit unions. Honorees were chosen through nominations from credit unions across the country.

Gesa Credit Union has served Washington State's Tri-Cities community since 1953, and is one of the state's largest credit unions with $1.2 billion in assets and 111,000 members at September 30, 2012. Gesa is a full service financial institution that offers a complete array of consumer, mortgage and business products and services. Headquartered in Richland, Washington, Gesa operates 10 branch offices in the Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, Walla Walla and Wenatchee communities. Gesa also supports seven student-operated high school branches -- the most in the state. Gesa's commitment to local communities includes support for Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, annual youth scholarships, and free financial seminars open to members and the general public. For more information visit

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