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PenAir Welcomes New Chief Lending Officer

Pensacola, FLA. (October 27, 2022) – PenAir Credit Union (PenAir) announces the addition of Christopher Funk, Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer.

Funk is an experienced executive with over 20 years of industry knowledge focused in commercial and indirect lending. He joins PenAir from Beach Bank, where he served as SVP & Senior Lender for Northwest Florida. As Chief Lending Officer, he will direct and monitor operations across the credit union with respect to Consumer, Mortgage, and Commercial Lending. Funk possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a graduate of the ABA/Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Funk has helped shape the communities he serves by actively participating in various charitable organizations. He currently serves on the campaign committee for the United Way of the Emerald Coast, as a director of Florida’s Great Northwest, and through the Destin Chamber of Commerce’s Destin Forward leadership program.

“PenAir has a great reputation, strong balance sheet, and excellent asset quality,” says Funk. “I am thrilled to be joining PenAir at such a pivotal time, as we continue enhancing members’ lives by seizing new opportunities for growth and positive community impact – Communerosity® – throughout even more of Alabama and all of Northwest Florida.”

About PenAir Credit Union

At PenAir Credit Union, respect, service and Communerosity® serve as guiding principles in support of our purpose to enhance lives. As the largest and oldest credit union headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, PenAir has $2.3 billion in assets and provides service to 11 locations across South Alabama and Northwest Florida. PenAir is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, serving the community since 1936. For more information, visit penair.org.

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