Jonathan Hernandez Named Chief Lending Officer At SDFCU

Jonathan Hernandez has been appointed Chief Lending Officer at State Department Federal Credit Union, the company announced in a press release.

Hernandez brings more than 15 years of financial industry experience to the position. He previously served as VP of Lending at Andrews Federal Credit Union.

“I am honored to join SDFCU and excited to contribute to the credit union’s continued success,” he said.

“I look forward to working with the talented team at SDFCU to leverage technology and a member-centric approach to redefine the lending experience and empower members to achieve their financial dreams.”

In his new role, Hernandez will oversee the entirety of SDFCU’s lending operations, from mortgage lending to collections, as well as develop and implement lending strategies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to the SDFCU team as our new Chief Lending Officer,” said Jim Hayes, CEO of SDFCU. 

“His extensive experience and dedication to member service make him the perfect fit for this important leadership role. We are confident that Jonathan will play a critical role in advancing our lending strategies and helping our members secure the financing they need to thrive.”

Alexandria, VA-based SDFCU is a member-owned full-service financial institution serving 90,000 members across the world. It operates six branch locations.

The credit union has welcomed a slew of new high-level executives in the last year, including a new CEO in July 2023. It named a new Chief Experience Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Retail Officer since the beginning of this year.

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