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  • Writer's pictureFinn O'Potamus

Coastal Credit Union Hires Odene James Vice President of Risk Management

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 11, 2023) –Coastal Credit Union has hired Odene James as its new Vice President of Risk Management, effective Jan. 9. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, her expertise spans both the private and public sectors where she has served in various roles at several financial institutions. As Coastal’s VP of Risk Management, James will use her leadership and management skills to build a highly engaged team that develops and maintains optimum enterprise risk management programs across all departments and critical functions for integrated risk mitigation. James is trained in handling financial crisis and business continuity and has contributed to guidance papers and policy development on liquidity recovery management at the national level. About Coastal Coastal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”  Today, with $4.60 billion in assets, Coastal serves 323,000 members from 1,800 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina.  Coastal operates 23 branches in central North Carolina and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 5,500 shared branches, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, mobile banking featuring mobile check deposit, and a robust offering of online services.


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