TUCSON, Arizona. – Vantage West Credit Union, southern Arizona’s largest credit union, announced today the appointment of Teresa Nowak as its new Business Relationship Manager III. In her new role, she will help foster collaborative relationships with local businesses and communities on behalf of the credit union.
Teresa is a native Tucsonan with 20 years of business banking experience in the local market. She is an accomplished and multi-awarded professional who brings a valuable depth of banking expertise to Vantage West Members. She specializes in complex commercial loan requests, as well as relationship management for business owners, C-Suite executives, medical practices, multi-family, and not-for-profits.
Prior to joining Vantage West, Teresa held leadership and commercial banking positions in various financial institutions that include international banks and locally owned community banks. She was named the 2011 Woman of Influence and 2007 Up & Comer by Inside Tucson Business, the 2009 Emerging Leader by the Arizona Bankers Association, and the 2009 Ordinary Woman Doing Extraordinary Things awardee by the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, among other accolades.
Teresa is also a trusted advisor to non-profit boards. She has taken on fiduciary responsibilities in multiple agencies including The Diocese of Tucson Parish Pooled Investment Trust, Catholic Community Services, and the Southern AZ Risk Management Association.
Teresa obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona, and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a PhD candidate in Depth Psychology with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she also earned her Master of Arts in 2016. Additionally, she earned her diploma in Bank Management from the Western States School of Banking at the University of New Mexico Graduate School of Management.
“I am excited to join an experienced team of like-minded financial professionals, and to contribute my area of expertise to develop and strengthen lasting relationships with our Members. My goal for success is to help innovate growth opportunities with focus on businesses and professionals who desire holistic financial services, while deepening our Members’ experiences, and creating meaningful impact for the community,” she said.
About Vantage West Credit Union
Vantage West, southern Arizona’s largest credit union, is on a mission to ignite collaborative relationships with their Members and the communities they serve, so all can thrive together. Vantage West offers consumer and business banking services, and is federally insured by NCUA. VantageWest.org
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