People’s Credit Union has appointed Erine Lewis as Risk Manager based out of the Credit Union’s Middletown headquarters. Lewis will oversee an effective Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Compliance Program that is in line with industry best practices and regulatory guidance and requirements. As the BSA Officer, Lewis will administer and monitor BSA/AML/OFAC systems to ensure appropriate parameters are in place, as well as annual risk, and as needed, assessments of Credit Union products, services, and member base. She will also serve as the Risk Officer and Chair of the Risk Committee as part of People’s Risk Management Program. Lewis brings 15 years of risk management and fraud technology experience, most recently as a Fiserv Consultant, and previously as Identity Theft Officer at Providence-based, Admiral’s Bank. Lewis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and resides in Exeter with her fiancé. She is a major supporter, having previously served on the Board of Directors, of the Johnnycake Center in her prior town of residency in Westerly.
“Erine’s appointment is a critical component to the Credit Union’s continued sound risk management and policies that ensure overall security for all aspects of the Credit Union’s lines of business,” stated Margie McGill, Chief Financial Officer for People’s Credit Union. “As the technology of fraud is ever evolving and growing, it is imperative that the Credit Union’s prevention of these activities be that much more sophisticated and advanced for the financial wellbeing of our membership. Erine’s appointment, with her depth of knowledge of financial security and regulatory compliance, will ensure the continuation of these proactive policies in the near future and beyond,” McGill further offered.
“Joining People’s Credit Union is the perfect next step for me where I can put into practice multiple aspects of my experience in the environment of a growing; yet member-centric organization,” offered Erine Lewis, Risk Manager for People’s Credit Union. “The opportunity with People’s will be simultaneously challenging and rewarding as risk management is an increasingly evolving practice that requires one to be continually a number of steps ahead,” she added.