CU People on the Move: West Community Credit Union

Published 8.31.21

West Community Credit Union (O'Fallon, MO) recently announced new hires and promotions. 

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West Community Credit Union announces promotions and new hires 

Amanda Atkinson has been appointed branch manager of West Community's Florissant office, located at 18 Mullanphy Gardens Shopping Center. Atkinson brings nine years’ experience of varying roles in the financial industry including three years at a credit union. As branch manager, Atkinson will oversee the daily operations and member service of the branch office.

“I am eager to build partnerships within our community by providing an atmosphere that is welcoming and encouraging to our members, as well as our team.” stated Amanda. “We are excited and prepared to assist with your financial needs.“

“We are fortunate to have Amanda on our team,” said Ben Willard, regional branch manager. “Her experience, values and leadership align perfectly with the credit union and the service levels we strive to deliver to our members.”

Amanda also has a passion for educating and mentoring employees to reach their personal and professional goals.

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Amanda Atkinson

Jennifer Anderson joins West Community Credit Union as E-Branch manager. Anderson brings nearly10 years of banking management experience. In her new role, Anderson will oversee the daily operations of the credit union’s E-Branch, a central point for all member interactions.

“I’m excited to create an innovative environment through the E-Branch channel and build relationships with members while coaching and developing my team to their fullest potential,” stated Jennifer. “Helping is what we do.”

"We are thrilled to have Jennifer join our team.” said Rachael McCarthy, director of member solutions. Her passion and strength for team-building and delivering consultive, accurate and prompt member service is the perfect fit for us.”

Anderson especially enjoys the community outreach opportunities available through the credit union to her and her internal partners.

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James Guilford has been promoted to regional branch manager II for West Community Credit Union’s west region, which includes West Community locations in St. Charles County and Tigers Community Credit Union locations in Boone County.

Guilford began working at West Community Credit Union in 2010 and has steadily advanced his career with several positions throughout his tenure. Guildford is responsible for frontline branch service and operations in the branches he oversees.

“I love that every day brings a different challenge that a member, an employee or someone in our community is facing and we are here to help them overcome those challenges.” said Guilford.

“James is very deserving of this promotion.” said Kathy Gahr, vice president member experience. “He has been an exceptional employee of the credit union for nearly 12 years. I look forward to his continued professional growth in this position.”

Guilford has held positions in member services, member solutions, underwriting and branch management.

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James Guilford