Georgia United Credit Union Adds Experienced Compliance Leader to Risk Management Team
DULUTH, GA - Georgia United Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of Linda Landis as its new vice president of compliance/BSA. Landis, who brings a wealth of compliance knowledge and experience with her to the organization, joined Georgia United on December 5.
In her new role, she will oversee regulatory compliance and BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) regulation, both part of Georgia United’s risk management business unit.
“We are very excited to add Linda to our extraordinary team as we continue to evolve and grow,” said Sophia Rollins, Georgia United’s senior vice president of risk management. In addition to compliance and BSA functions, Georgia United’s risk management unit also includes fraud, quality assurance, internal audit, vendor management and business continuity.
For ten years, Landis served as first vice president of enterprise compliance at Kinecta Federal Credit Union, a Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based credit union with assets of $6.6 billion. Prior to that, she worked for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues as a manager of chapters and electronic education and regulatory consultant.
She is also a certified Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE). Landis earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and a master’s degree in leadership and management from University of La Verne.
Traveling from the West Coast to Georgia is the latest leg of Landis’ personal and professional journey, which included sailing across the globe with her husband while on a recent sabbatical.
“I have a real passion for the credit union movement and philosophy, and I am honored to lead Georgia United’s compliance initiatives,” said Landis. “We will continue to stay on top of regulatory changes, while making sure that doing business with Georgia United is as easy as possible for our members. It’s about providing consumer protection such as fraud control as well as transparency regarding laws and regulations because we know those can often be confusing. We're often seen as being the police officer telling people what they can and can't do, but I'm on a mission to prove that compliance can be member-friendly.”
About Georgia United Credit Union
Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $2 billion in assets and more than 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, Georgia United offers competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit gucu.org to learn more.