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MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION NAMES SONITA DISTEFANO VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL LENDING

 

Sonita DiStefano

NEW YORK CITY (April 29, 2019) – Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is pleased to welcome Sonita DiStefano as Vice President & Head of Residential Lending. Ms. DiStefano, who was appointed to the MCU Senior Management Team by President & CEO Mark Ricca, will oversee the credit union’s $1 billion mortgage portfolio and team of 40 mortgage professionals.

Ms. DiStefano, who is a certified HUD/FHA Endorsement Underwriter, comes to MCU with nearly three decades of experience. Most notably, she served as the Vice President & Lending Manager at Home Loan Investment Bank F.S.B. for more than seven years. During her tenure, she performed several critical responsibilities, as she provided hands-on support to all areas of residential lending, on-boarded and trained highly skilled staff, and implemented operations policies, procedures and objectives to ensure the timely and compliant funding and purchase of high quality loan files.

She has additionally held the title of Vice President & Residential Lending Manager at First American International Bank, where her responsibilities included the management of bulk loan sales and direct effective support to her staff.

A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Ms. DiStefano currently belongs to several distinguished professional organizations, including Women in Banking and Finance, the New England Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Rhode Island Bankers Association.

Ms. DiStefano joined Municipal Credit Union in March 2019, as part of the credit union’s continued efforts to bolster its management and senior management teams. She is joined by recently on-boarded MCU executives Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer Shannon Mashburn, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Lisa Mingoia, Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive Amanprit Kaller and Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Richard Cowell.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.9 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 500,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION NAMES SONITA DISTEFANO VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL LENDING

 

Sonita DiStefano

NEW YORK CITY (April 29, 2019) – Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is pleased to welcome Sonita DiStefano as Vice President & Head of Residential Lending. Ms. DiStefano, who was appointed to the MCU Senior Management Team by President & CEO Mark Ricca, will oversee the credit union’s $1 billion mortgage portfolio and team of 40 mortgage professionals.

Ms. DiStefano, who is a certified HUD/FHA Endorsement Underwriter, comes to MCU with nearly three decades of experience. Most notably, she served as the Vice President & Lending Manager at Home Loan Investment Bank F.S.B. for more than seven years. During her tenure, she performed several critical responsibilities, as she provided hands-on support to all areas of residential lending, on-boarded and trained highly skilled staff, and implemented operations policies, procedures and objectives to ensure the timely and compliant funding and purchase of high quality loan files.

She has additionally held the title of Vice President & Residential Lending Manager at First American International Bank, where her responsibilities included the management of bulk loan sales and direct effective support to her staff.

A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Ms. DiStefano currently belongs to several distinguished professional organizations, including Women in Banking and Finance, the New England Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Rhode Island Bankers Association.

Ms. DiStefano joined Municipal Credit Union in March 2019, as part of the credit union’s continued efforts to bolster its management and senior management teams. She is joined by recently on-boarded MCU executives Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer Shannon Mashburn, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Lisa Mingoia, Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive Amanprit Kaller and Vice President & Chief Risk Officer Richard Cowell.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $2.9 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 500,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.

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