FVP, Marketing and Corporate Communications
JOSEPH WHITAKER JOINS KINECTA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
“With more than 20 years of credit union management and operational experience, Joseph adds significant depth and strength to Kinecta’s Executive Team. He will be instrumental in developing and driving Kinecta’s strategic initiatives moving forward, and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to enhance the value and services we bring to our members,” Ballard said.
Whitaker joined Kinecta from Truliant Federal Credit Union, where he was executive vice president and chief operating officer responsible for overall operations of the $1.4 billion credit union, including branches; consumer, real estate and business lending; deposit services; call centers; business development; product and service development; and e-services. He previously was president and chief executive officer of iCU Now, Inc., a lending and member services call center, which grew under his leadership to serve more than one million members for over 100 credit unions across the country. He has also served in senior management positions for Ent Federal Credit Union and American Airlines Federal Credit Union.
Whitaker has taken an active role in furthering the credit union movement, including leadership involvement as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Carolina Credit Union Services as well as a Finance Committee member of the North Carolina Credit Union League. Whitaker received a bachelor of business administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas and a master of business administration degree from the University of Colorado. He also maintains a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
About Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Kinecta Federal Credit Union (kinecta.org) is one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with approximately $3.5 billion in assets; 24 branches; two retail mortgage centers; 47 Nix customer service centers and 12 Kinecta branches at Nix locations; and over 225,000 members nationwide. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Kinecta was founded to serve employees of Hughes Aircraft Company and now serves employees from Boeing Satellite Systems, Raytheon Systems Company, DirecTV and other select employer groups. Kinecta offers its members a full range of financial products through the Credit Union and its subsidiaries, Kinecta Financial & Insurance Services, Apollo Insurance Services, Inc., and Kinecta Alternative Financial Solutions, dba Nix Financial (nixcheckcashing.com).