Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 13, 2015) – Aventa Credit Union recently named Shannon Watkins as its Consumer Lending Manager. Watkins has more than twenty years of experience in the financial services industry.
As Consumer Lending Manager, Watkins will oversee the day-to-day consumer lending activities and will supervise Aventa’s Consumer Lending Specialists. Watkins will also oversee the approval of all consumer loans and make sure that they are in accordance with all credit union policies.
Prior to coming to Aventa, Watkins worked for UMB Bank in Colorado Springs as their Client Relationship Manager and worked for five years at Meritrust Credit Union in Kansas as their Branch Manager and as their Director of Market Development. Watkins holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Troy University in Alabama.
Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 by the Colorado Springs Utilities Department. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 21,000 members and $160 million in assets. The credit union offers a wide-variety of financial products and services throughout their branches in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the San Luis Valley.