Chief Lending Officer

Credit Unions

Oklahoma City, OK


Smith & Wilkinson has been retained by Oklahoma’s Credit Union to manage their search for a strategic and member focused Chief Lending Officer. OKCU has been putting Oklahomans first, not profits, for over 60 years, primarily serving anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the Oklahoma City Metro area. They have grown to be the 9th largest in the state with over $530M in assets, 125 employees, and 40,000 members across 6 locations, along with a progressive and growing digital presence.


The CLO will provide oversight of all functions pertaining to the residential and commercial lending programs (eventually will take over consumer and indirect also), with a continued focus on member service and ensuring the product suite is delivering the most value. A successful candidate in this role will establish goals and tactical plans for portfolio performance, evaluate them on a continuing basis, and confirm the results are achieved by assigned staff to ensure initiatives are achieved planned. This position will sit on the executive team at the home office in Oklahoma City and report directly to the Executive Vice President.


For additional information, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Nathan Townsend, Vice President, Credit Unions (, or Nick Hayes, Partner and Practice Director, Credit Unions (

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