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Fred Hagerman, CMO Marketing/Public Relations
Firstmark Credit Union
(210) 341-9602, ext. 10110

Rick Nelson Joins Firstmark Credit Union Senior Commercial Loan Officer to Support Growth in Small Business Lending

SAN ANTONIO, TX --- (January 23, 2015) --- Firstmark Credit Union has announced the addition of Rick Nelson to the Commercial Lending group.

“With the growth of our business lending team and an all-new online banking platform, we are ready to expand our small business relationships in San Antonio and the surrounding area,” said Gregg Thorne, Senior Vice President of Lending at Firstmark Credit Union. “We are pleased to welcome Rick Nelson to our Commercial Lending Group. He has extensive experience in credit analysis and underwriting and will serve as Senior Commercial Lender.”

In this position, Nelson will be responsible for commercial loan growth, actively marketing the Credit Union’s business products and services, and working to enhance the loan portfolio through risk analysis and cross-selling opportunities.

Nelson relocated from Madison, Wisconsin, where he worked for eight years with First Business Bank, a publicly traded niche business bank focused on commercial lending and treasury management services. He holds degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union provides financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bexar County as well as education-related employees in Bexar County and the 11 surrounding counties; and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union has 14 locations serving more than 94,000 members and manages over $900 million in assets. For more information, go to