Credit union named top lender |

Credit union named top lender

Staff Reports

USDA has named Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) the 2016 National Lender of the Year, after the credit union obligated 17 loans worth over $120 million, all guaranteed by USDA’s Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.

The award was announced Oct. 28 during the National Rural Lender’s Association Conference in Washington, D.C. as part of USDA’s observance of National Cooperatives Month.

USDA Rural Development Business Programs Director Herb Shedd applauded the credit union’s efforts at a press announcement Nov. 18 at Greater Nevada Field.

“Greater Nevada has a comprehensive lending portfolio around USDA programs. Not only have they obligated loan guarantees for 17 rural businesses in seven states this year, they are now participating in the Biorefinery Assistance program and the Multi-Family Housing Guaranteed Program. Greater Nevada has a passion to help their credit union members and America’s rural communities to succeed. That is exciting to see, especially when you consider the economic impacts in these many communities,” Shedd said.

The announcement was made Friday at the 250 Lounge at Greater Nevada Field. Greater Nevada Credit Union is the title sponsor of Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nevada, home to the Reno Aces baseball club and new Reno 1868 football club.

During the announcement, Shedd honored GNCU President and CEO Wally Murray, Vice President of Business Services Jeremy Gilpin, and the GNCU commercial lending team for their outstanding performance.