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Achieva Credit Union Promotes Tammy Youst to Vice President of SBA Lending

9/14/2011 9:40:17 AM

CLEARWATER, FL – September 14, 2011 – Achieva Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Youst as Vice President of SBA Lending.

Youst joined Achieva Credit Union in December, 2010 as SBA Program Manager.  Starting in Commercial Banking/Lending in 1996 at Barnett Bank (now Bank of America), she went on to become a National SBA Business Development Officer (BDO) in 2001 with Banco Popular, PNC Bank & Comerica Bank.   

In 2008, she became the SBA Manager for CU Business Capital LLC (a CUSO/Credit Union Servicing Organization).   As the SBA Manager, Youst  provided SBA servicing for 38 credit unions on the East Coast of the USA, developed and implemented the SBA Department, including managing the CUSO's BDOs, training SBA BDO's at each CU/client facility, also overseeing closing and portfolio management.  

“We are extremely pleased to have Tammy Youst at Achieva” stated Dennis Holthaus, Achieva Credit Union Senior Vice President and CFO.   “Her expertise in the SBA Lending field is a great asset to the credit union and we look forward to continued additional growth in this area under her leadership.”

Youst is a member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL), which provides courses on the SBA Programs, and changes to the SBA SOP Manuals.  She has resided in Florida since 1994.