October 1, 2022
NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION on Wednesday named Kathleen S. Orowitz as its new President and CEO. /PRESENTATION NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION

SMITHFIELD – A well-known face at Navigant Credit score Union will quickly lead the monetary establishment.

The state’s largest credit score union on Wednesday named Kathleen S. Orovitz as its new CEO and president. Orowitz, Navigant’s chief retail banking officer, will succeed outgoing chief administrator Gary E. Furtado.

Chosen after a months-long nationwide search, Orowitz was appointed to her new place by a unanimous vote of the credit score union’s board of administrators, in accordance with a press launch. She has over 30 years of business expertise as a financial institution teller and has labored her manner as much as positions in retail banking, gross sales administration, company advertising and marketing and strategic planning.

Orovitz joined Navigant in 2009 as government vp and director of retail banking, the credit score union mentioned. Throughout her tenure, the group expanded from 9 to 23 bodily branches, in addition to taking a regional method to retail operations and increasing its digital banking, Navigant mentioned.

Previous to becoming a member of Navigant, Orovitz served as director of retail banking at Financial institution Rhode Island and vp of retail gross sales and compensation at Santander Financial institution NA, the credit score union mentioned.

Furtado, who will stay Navigant’s president till October, praised Orovitz in an announcement for her “wealthy expertise and deep dedication to Navigant Credit score Union’s mission and tradition.”

“I’m honored to function the following spokesperson for Navigant Credit score Union. [CEO and president]and I’m lucky to have had the chance to work collectively and be taught from Gary Furtado and the remainder of our crew for the previous 13 years,” Orowitz mentioned in an announcement. “I’m dedicated to Navigant Credit score Union’s mission of offering the very best expertise for our members throughout Rhode Island whereas persevering with to take care of and develop our standing as a best-in-class employer. I am excited to get to work.”

Nancy Lavin is a workers author for PBN. You may contact her at [email protected]

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