Coastal Credit Union has announced several staffing updates to its mortgage team, as part of an ongoing effort to enhance the member experience and grow business in the Triangle market.
- Susan Buchanan has been hired as Manager of Underwriting & Closing Operations. Buchanan brings 25 years of mortgage origination and underwriting experience to Coastal, including 11 years in credit unions.
- Gordon Smith has been hired as Construction Lending Director and will be managing Coastal’s re-entry into construction-to-permanent home loans. Smith brings more than 24 years of mortgage lending experience to Coastal.
- Karen Wood has been promoted to Manager of Processing/Post Closing Operations. Wood joined the Coastal team in 2016 as a Senior Mortgage Loan Coordinator. She has 34 years of banking experience in mortgage, branch operations, and loss prevention.