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Promotions Bring New Leadership in Lending to CFE Federal Credit Union


Lake Mary, Fla. (August 30, 2017) – CFE is pleased to announce the promotion of several employees to new positions of leadership within the credit union.

After serving as CFE’s Director of Real Estate Lending for eight years, Miriam Mitchell has been promoted to Vice President of Lending.  In her new role, Miriam assumes leadership of CFE’s Real Estate, Consumer, and Business Lending departments. Her position was created specifically to spearhead CFE’s strategic efforts to grow its lending footprint in the Central Florida area. She will focus on new product development, process improvements, and risk management for CFE’s lending portfolio. As a veteran employee of CFE with over twelve years of service, Miriam’s expertise in real estate lending includes mortgage lending compliance, implementation of new products and services, vendor management, employee performance coaching, and project management.  She is a licensed loan originator in the state of Florida.  

Michele Brandell has been promoted to Director of Real Estate Lending. Her responsibilities now include managing staff and the origination, processing, quality control and servicing functions within the Real Estate Department. She also oversees secondary market reporting. Michele’s previous position was Manager, Real Estate Lending.

Pamela Gennarelli now holds the position of Director of Consumer Lending. With over 23 years of experience at CFE, Pamela’s institutional knowledge will be of great assistance to her department. As director, she will oversee efforts to streamline CFE’s lending processes, build new lending relationships with Central Florida businesses, and increase its loan portfolio. She previously held the position of Director of Loss Mitigation.

About CFE Federal Credit Union:

Founded in 1937 by 23 educators, CFE Federal Credit Union serves more than 150,000 members. With over $1.74 billion in total assets, CFE offers its members an array of financial products and services at 22 full-service branches, six high school branches, and more than 40 ATMs. Anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties may become a member. Qualified businesses and other entities may join as well.

CFE Federal Credit Union has earned countless awards and recognitions, including NAFCU’s Federal Credit Union of the Year, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions’ Credit Union of the Year, the Florida Education Commissioners Business Award, the UCF President’s Partnership Award, Onyx Magazine’s Cultural Diversity Award, the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, and the Louise Herring CU Philosophy in Action Award.

CFE is the Official Financial Institution of the UCF Knights and owns the naming rights to the CFE Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. CFE is the Preferred Credit Union for Seminole State College. CFE ranked in the top twenty for mid-size companies (100 to 499 employees) in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 Top 100 Companies for Working Families. CFE was named Community Champion in 2014 and the Healthiest Workplace in 2016 by the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families.   

Miriam Mitchell
Miriam Mitchell, Vice President of Lending

Michelle Brandell
Michele Brandell, Director of Real Estate Lending

Pam Gennarelli
Pamela Gennerelli, Director of Consumer Lending