Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) recently added new employees in senior and management-level positions. Kim Gunter will serve as vice president of marketing, Drew Holbrook has joined as the senior commercial lender and market leader for the Cleveland and Athens territories and Josh Denton has been promoted to business lender 1.
“As TVFCU continues to grow, I am thankful to have enthusiastic, experienced professionals join our management team,” said Todd Fortner, president and CEO. “These leaders are essential as we work each day to improve the financial lives of the more than 170,000 members of TVFCU.”
Gunter, as vice president of marketing, oversees the credit union’s digital and community presence, including events like the newly expanded Idea Leap Grant program. Previously, she served for 17 years at Bowater Credit Union in such roles as chief marketing officer and vice president of human resources. Gunter lives in Cleveland, TN, with her husband Chadwick and their two children.
“I am driven by a desire to improve people’s lives, and we get to do that in credit union marketing,” said Gunter. “As not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions are member-owned and exist to provide members with competitive rates on loans, great returns on deposits and investments and other methods of enhancing lives and promoting financial well-being.”
Holbrook, as senior commercial lender, will work with the business and commercial services department to extend loans to businesses across TVFCU’s 17-county service area. This includes loans as small as $2,500, like in the Idea Leap Loan program, to multi-million dollar lending. Before entering the credit union space, Holbrook worked in the banking industry for nearly 18 years. Holbrook lives in Athens, TN, with his wife and three children.
“Banking has changed a lot over the years,” said Holbrook. “As bigger banks continue to acquire smaller banks, I think it leads the industry away from the community-oriented focus that we need. I want to get back to that community feeling which being a community-focused commercial lender with TVFCU allows me to accomplish.”
Denton was recently promoted to business lender, and he has been with TVFCU for over 15 years. He previously worked in various branches assisting members with loan processes. Now, Denton is responsible for managing business loans primarily involving vehicles and equipment. Denton lives in Cleveland with his wife and their 16-year-old daughter.
“I enjoy being involved in the community and understanding it better,” said Denton. “I have a job where I get to help people and watch my hometown find growth and success.”
For more information about TVFCU, including job opportunities, visit tvfcu.com