Coastal Promotes Two to AVP Roles

by Joe Mecca

VP, Communication / Company Spokesperson

Coastal News

Coastal Credit Union has announced the promotion of two employees to assistant vice president roles.  

Priscilla Awkard has been named AVP, Teller Centers. She will take over leadership of Coastal’s teller centers in Raleigh and Durham, and will work to ensure that members are getting fast, accurate transactions through the credit union’s teller service, which provides members with 7am – 7pm service, seven days a week.

Awkard has been part of the Coastal family since 2011. She spent time as both Senior Community Engagement Officer and Manager of Community Engagement before most recently serving as Director, Strategic Programs.  She has 23 years of financial experience and held roles at three regional banks prior to coming to Coastal.

Additionally, Justin Brown has been selected as AVP, Retail Sales and Service.  He will lead one of our two branch territories, and will be able to leverage his recent and past branch experience to continue developing our branch staff into highly-performing teams.

Brown has also been with Coastal since 2011, in both Community Engagement Officer and branch Market Manager roles. Most recently, he served as Sr. Market Manager, managing several of our top-performing locations. Justin has 17 years of financial services experience, including 14 years of retail branch experience.


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