Astera Credit Union Announces New Vice President of Lending, Alex D. Yarber
LANSING, Mich.—Astera Credit Union has announced Alex D. Yarber will join the organization as its Vice President of Lending effective August 3, 2015. Yarber’s passion for the credit union movement and his depth of knowledge will bring positive growth and ongoing success to Astera.
Martin Carter, CEO, commented, “We’re extremely pleased to have Alex as our new Vice President of Lending. He brings over 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to the position. Alex is a positive leader and a great addition to the Astera team.”
Yarber has underwritten more that $250 million in commercial credit transactions for financial institutions and he has also served as a senior lending consultant with Doeren Mayhew and The Yarber Group. His areas of expertise include developing strategy, consumer and commercial loan review, monitoring risk-based and indirect lending programs, credit analysis, and underwriting member business loans.
Yarber is a CPA, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and is Credit Risk Certified (CRC) through the Risk Management Association (RMA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), the Risk Management Association (RMA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Yarber is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Astera Credit Union has been serving the residents of the Greater Lansing area and beyond for more than 65 years. Today they are nearly 25,000 members strong with five branch locations. Astera works diligently with several organizations in the community to offer the benefits of credit union membership to their employees and they are proud to currently serve over 150 employer groups. For more information about Astera Credit Union, visit www.asteracu.com.