CUlead Spotlight: Shawn Riley, Heartland Credit Union

Published 2.26.21


Shawn Riley

VP of Commercial Lending
Heartland Credit Union

CUlead is a program aimed at building and enhancing our credit union management staffs' leadership abilities to further the credit union and cooperative movements. With these CUlead spotlights, we're excited to shine a light on these leaders.

This week, we meet Shawn Riley, VP of commercial lending at Heartland Credit Union (Wichita, KS).

How long have you be in the credit union industry?

9-12 years


What is your favorite thing about working at a credit union?

The mission to help our members. I have worked for banks in the past and the credit union culture/mission is greatly appreciated. 

What does true leadership mean to you?

Being able to provide a strategic vision for the institution that is relatable to all levels of the credit union.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for?

Multitasking. The PPP loan rush of 2020 was true test of multitasking.

Want to learn more about the CUlead program? Contact Clint Armistead, 913.297.2473.