American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) today announced a new addition to their senior leadership team with the appointment of Dianna C. Wilson as Chief Lending Officer (CLO).
As CLO, Wilson will lead the entirety of American Eagle’s lending operations—including Real Estate, Consumer, Business, Credit Cards, Loan Servicing, Collections, and Quality Assurance—and she will have a significant influence on the Credit Union’s strategic plans and programs.
“I am pleased to welcome Dianna to American Eagle, and we’re excited to add her expertise and talents to our executive leadership team,” said Howard Brady, President & CEO of American Eagle Financial Credit Union, who previously served as CLO from 2015-2021.
“Dianna is the right leader to cultivate our loan portfolio, and she will help us to realize our strategic vision for the future. The addition of Dianna follows several other executive appointments over the last couple of months, rounding out a dynamic team that I believe will lead American Eagle to continued growth and success, for our members and the communities we serve.”
Dianna most recently served as Senior Vice President of Lending at Justice Federal Credit Union in Washington, D.C., Wilson assumes the CLO role, which was vacated by Brady upon his elevation to President & CEO in January of 2022. Wilson brings 22 years of executive financial experience to AEFCU, following successful leadership tenures at multiple financial institutions in Virginia and the District of Columbia—including two credit unions. She has led teams and strategies focused on residential mortgage lending, indirect lending, consumer lending, home equity lending, card services (debit and credit), collections, and loan administration/quality control.
Wilson is scheduled to receive her MBA in Finance from Western Governors University in December 2022 and holds a B.S. in Business Administration & Finance from the New England College of Business & Finance. She also earned a Sustainable Business Strategies Certificate from Harvard Business School’s Online Program, and Diplomas in Consumer Lending, Residential Lending, Credit Analysis, and Commercial Lending from the Center for Financial Training (CFT) Atlantic—School of Banking.
She previously served as Treasurer of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW) from 2013-2016. During her time in the D.C. area, Wilson regularly volunteered at Second Story—a Virginia-based nonprofit that provides support and housing to teens experiencing homelessness—and Centreville High School, where she taught free resume writing and financial literacy classes for low-income parents and families.