Generations Federal Credit Union Receives National Lending Officer of the Year Award

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Generations Federal Credit Union receives national recognition for business lending. Loan Officers recognized for work with 504/CDC Small Business Administration Lending Program

Generations Federal Credit Union announced that two of its staff members, John Corona and Timothy Hero are the recipients of the 2011 Credit Union Times Trailblazer Award for Lending Officer of the Year. In a joint nomination, Corona and Hero were singled out for their work on the development of the 70-year-old credit union’s 504/CDC Small Business Administration Lending Program.

The prestigious national award honors individuals who have distinguished themselves among their peer group of Lending Officers. The Credit Union Times, a national trade publication, annually recognizes individuals in select categories for displaying commitment and dedication to their credit union and to their members. Corona and Hero received their award at a special ceremony held in Washington, DC.

“John and Tim have always distinguished themselves with the exemplary work that they do at our credit union; not only for individuals but also with our business members,” said Generations CEO and President Tim F. Haegelin. “For them to receive this award for that same dedication and devotion is truly fitting. Through their work they have brought further economic opportunity to our community and that, at the end of the day, is what makes a difference for everyone.”

The basis for the nomination was Corona and Hero’s work on launching the 504/CDC Small Business Administration Lending program within Generations Federal Credit Union; and specifically for the funding of a small business loan to longtime credit union members, Al and Ramona Diego. The Diego’s sought funding to move the corporate headquarters of their company, Amistad Home Healthcare, from Del Rio, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. After being turned down by three separate financial insitutions, the Deigo’s approached Generations and were able to receive the funding they needed to make the move.

Ashley Harris
(210) 230-9349 – Ofc/Cell
ashley.harris (at) mygenfcu (dot) org


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