Leadership

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Ricky Otey

President/Chief Executive Officer

As the new CEO of Partners, Ricky is committed to building on our rich legacy and history by working with our Board of Directors and Leadership team to develop and deliver product and digital innovation to help our Members realize their financial dreams.  Ricky has an expansive financial services background in executive leadership roles for large credit unions and national banks all with a focus on membership growth and satisfaction.

Ricky holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Longwood University in Virginia and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC.   Ricky takes a Member-first approach and believes in being open and honest with our opportunities and challenges.  If you don’t see Ricky in a branch or on-property, he can be reached through the e-mail address found below as he greatly values and appreciates feedback and questions.

E: officeoftheceo@PartnersFCU.org

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Karen Spires

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

In her role as the Chief Financial Officer, Karen oversees the overall financial performance of the Credit Union including the capital stability strategies. On a daily basis, Karen’s finance and accounting team are responsible for financial reporting and manage budget adherence. Additionally Karen leads the Credit Union’s efforts for Facilities, Vendor Management, and Business Intelligence.

P: 818.558.4555
E: Karen.Spires@PartnersFCU.org

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Kalyana Sundaram

Executive Vice President/Chief Information Officer

In his role as Chief Information Officer, Kalyana is responsible for developing and delivering the Credit Union’s overall technology roadmap to create a seamless, secure, technology-enabled Member experience in alignment with the strategic and operational goals of the credit union. Kalyana leads the application architecture, Cybersecurity, development and support teams along with the data center, network operations and help desk functions, who work to deliver technology solutions that will help drive Member value while maximizing operational efficiency, all within a scalable and sustainable infrastructure and ensuring the safety, soundness and success of the organization today and tomorrow.

P: 407.363.4988
E: Kalyana.Sundaram@partnersfcu.org

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Brian Kairnes

Senior Vice President/Chief Risk Officer

As the Chief Risk Officer, Brian provides leadership and direction to the management of key risk areas across the enterprise along with guidance on maintaining the safety and soundness of the Credit Union, while supporting the delivery of products and services to the Membership. Brian oversees the risk management, operations, and collections functions.

P: 407.363.4945
E: Brian.Kairnes@PartnersFCU.org

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Angela Pardue

Senior Vice President/Chief Talent Officer

Our Cast Members are the driving force in making all financial dreams come true for our Members, and our integrated talent management practice serves as a key enabler for those Cast Members to thrive in their roles. Under Angela’s leadership, the Talent Strategies team seeks talent solutions that are grounded in the organization’s evolving needs, enacting people philosophies and culture practices that enable us to fully engage talent, create a vibrant Cast experience, and cultivate high-performance today and tomorrow. Talent Strategies’ team focus includes talent planning, recruitment and retention, performance development, organizational effectiveness and alignment, culture development, diversity and inclusion, and more.

P: 407.363.4993
E: angela.pardue@partnersfcu.org

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Mark Rodriguez

Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer, Branches & Contact Centers

In his role as Chief Lending Officer, Mark and his teams are responsible for all aspects of Partners lending efforts. These include loan origination responsibility for consumer and home loans, the servicing for all loan products offered by the Credit Union, and loan product and service development. The aim of Mark and his teams is to enrich all Members’ financial well-being through a compelling suite of offerings.

P: 407.363.4943
E: Mark.C.Rodriguez@PartnersFCU.org

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Shira Spector

Senior Vice President, Chief Data & Analytics Officer

As the Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Shira leads the development and execution of the data and analytics strategy. This includes all the activities related to business intelligence, reporting and insights, data governance, and advanced analytics. In this role, Shira and her team ensure that the Credit Union manages its data as a key corporate asset, maintaining the highest levels of trust and security Partners’ Members expect and deserve.

P: 407.354.6526
E: Shira.Spector@PartnersFCU.org

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Luis Alejandro

Vice President, Internal Audit

As the VP of Internal Audit, Luis leads the independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the quality and effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance processes, thereby protecting the organization, and its reputation. He reports directly to the Supervisory Committee designated by the Board of Directors and works closely with the management team in positioning internal audit as a business partner and trusted advisor.

P: 407.345.6574
E: luis.alejandro@partnersfcu.org

You may also contact us to anonymously report a significant concern of internal control and/or business ethics:

P: 844.650.0006 (800.216.1288 to make a report in Spanish.)
W: www.lighthouse-services.com/partnersfcu
WA: Free “Anonymous Reporting” web app available in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store (keyword: partnersfcu)
E: reports@lighthouse-services.com (must include company name with report)
F: 215.689.3885 (must include company name with report)

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