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Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union Announces CEO Patsy Smith’s Retirement; Habansky to Succeed

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
Amanda Habansky
Amanda Habansky

Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union and its Board of Directors announced that CEO Patsy Smith plans to retire effective Dec. 31, 2021. Amanda Habansky, the credit union’s Chief Operating Officer, will assume the CEO role with Smith’s retirement.

“Patsy and Amanda have done a remarkable job of preparing our credit union for this transition,” noted Pete Poulton, Chair of the credit union’s Board of Directors. “They’ve positioned our credit union for growth, added value for members with customized products and services to meet our members’ needs, and have worked tirelessly to serve our members as a CDFI. We thank Patsy for her focused leadership, strategic vision and commitment to building a member-focused organization. We know Amanda is ideally suited to help us build on our current success and move our credit union forward, bringing to her new role proven leadership, exceptional operational talent and a deep commitment to our members and employees.”

“The opportunity to lead this credit union has been the highlight of my career,” said Smith. “I’m proud of what our credit union has accomplished, especially through our focus on communities with limited access to traditional banking services. As our name implies, we put people first.”

Smith has led the credit union since 2014, following the merger of PAFCU and Resources Federal Credit Union, where she served as CEO/Manager.

Habansky has more than a decade of experience in the financial services industry, including almost eight years with PAFCU. She served as a branch manager, loan officer and member services manager for credit unions in Florida and Virginia prior to joining PAFCU.

“I’m excited to step into this new role and I’m honored to have the trust and confidence of our Board of Directors,” said Habansky. “We have a wonderful, engaged and caring team at PAFCU and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together. We have an exciting future ahead of us as we work to continue serving our members. PAFCU has a strategic vision to expand lending through products that will provide much-needed capital to the communities that are often excluded from traditional banking solutions.”


We are a proud CDFI with a mission to serve our community, specifically members of modest means.  We educate and counsel members, showing them how to dramatically improve their credit scores so they can pay us less and help our community become financially strong. Our goal is to help close the wealth gap and provide critical financial services and products, for members and potential members who are not served in the traditional financial market. Learn more about us at peoplesadvfcu.org

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