PLEASANTON, Calif. – February 24, 2014 – Patelco Credit Union, one of California’s largest credit unions with more than $4 billion in assets, announced the hire of Chris Allen to serve as Senior Vice President of Internal Audit. In this role, Allen will lead Patelco’s continued efforts for rigorous controls that effectively manage financial risk and ensure operational excellence across the credit union.
Allen brings more than 15 years of audit and risk management experience to his new position. He previously held related leadership positions at First Niagara Financial Group and Bank of America/Countrywide. Most recently, Allen served as a management consultant and subject matter expert for Resources Global Professional, where he helped complex organizations rebuild internal audit and compliance processes.
“Chris has a proven record of helping financial institutions strengthen internal controls for the benefit of those they serve,” said President and CEO Erin Mendez. “At Patelco, we strive to earn our members’ trust and confidence each and every day. Chris has the skill and experience to ensure that we continue to deliver our high standards of service.”
Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor and also has a certification in Risk and Information Systems Control. Allen is relocating to the Bay Area from Southern California.
About Patelco Credit Union Founded in 1936, Patelco Credit Union ranks among the largest credit unions in the nation and is the sixth largest in California with more than $4 billion in assets and 275,000 members. Throughout its 78-year history, Patelco has helped people and their communities prosper through volunteer initiatives and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity in banking, and garnering trust. Patelco is a federally insured, not-for-profit, full-service credit union that offers the same types of products and services as large banks. For more information, visit patelco.org.