Olympia Federal Savings is pleased to announce the followings staff changes and promotions:
- Michelle Lord has a new role with the organization and is shifting her responsibilities from AVP/Senior Loan Officer to AVP/Loan Underwriter. As loan volumes continue to increase for the organization, Oly Fed found it necessary to add additional personnel to review and approve loans. Michelle began working at Oly Fed in 1982. She’s held many positions over the years and has an in-depth knowledge of the level of service and products offered throughout the bank.
“We’re fortunate to have someone of Michelle’s caliber ready and willing to take on this new challenge,” said Lori Drummond, Olympia Federal Savings, President & CEO.
- Leah Backus has been promoted to Senior Loan Officer. In 2011, Leah joined Oly Fed and served as a Customer Service Representative at the Lacey branch. In 2012, she entered the Loan Servicing Department and was promoted to Loan Officer in 2015.
“Leah is currently responsible for one of the Association’s highest loan volumes and has definitely earned her new title,” said Drummond.
- Melissa Kirkeby recently earned her NMLS, so in addition to being the Lacey Branch Manager, she is now a Loan Officer. Melissa started her banking career at Oly Fed in 2004 as an intern and was hired in 2006 as a Lead Customer Service Representative after graduating from Washington State University. Melissa has held many positions since that time and was promoted to Branch Manager in 2016.
“Melissa is a very talented and positive force within our organization. This new credential allows Melissa to serve our customers in an even greater capacity,” said Drummond.