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Carlos A. DaCunha Joins St. Anne’s Leadership Team as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

Eileen M. Danahey, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of St. Anne’s Credit Union, along with its Board of Directors, are pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos A. DaCunha as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have someone with Carlos’ extensive level of lending expertise to lead our team. His broad banking background and vast knowledge of lending, credit and management will be a great asset to St. Anne’s,” said Eileen M. Danahey, President and CEO of St. Anne’s Credit Union. “He has been successful in penetrating the SouthCoast marketplace with relative ease and agility, and I look forward to seeing the lending team grow under his stewardship. We’re looking forward to blending our solution-driven business model with his centers of influence and community-minded approach to benefit the counties in which St. Anne’s serves.”

 

Carlos DaCunha brings with him over 30 years of financial experience in Southeastern Massachusetts, with a focus on developing successful business relationships, teams and regional markets most recently working as a Senior Vice President at Webster Bank, a $27 billion asset public-traded bank with 10 banking centers in Bristol County. In this role, he was responsible for leading its successful cross-functional development in the region over the last 9 years. Prior to Webster, Carlos led the development of Millennium bcp as the Regional President of the bank with 6 branches in Massachusetts, rapidly climbing the corporate ladder from Market Manager at BankBoston at the beginning of his career. Mr. DaCunha is a graduate of New Bedford High School and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a Master of Business Administration degree from Bryant University, and is also twice certified by the national Risk Management Association.   

 

As Chief Lending Officer, Carlos will be responsible for all lending functions for the Credit Union including underwriting, loan processing and originations, and oversight of loan servicing, consumer lending and collections activities in order to maximize market penetration for St. Anne’s.

 

“It’s an exciting venture for me in my career and I am pleased to be joining the St. Anne’s leadership team,” Carlos said. “This organization has built and maintained strong relationships with the business community and individuals that reside within it. I look forward to continuing that legacy while also leading new development activities and enjoying the collaborative team spirit and strong product and loan suite offered here. Having the ability to exceed the member’s needs with customized solutions and quick decisions provides a level of service individuals value but don't often receive any more.”

 

Carlos is heavily active in the community, currently holding volunteer positions including Treasurer and Executive Director of the Bristol County Economic Development Consultants, Commissioner of the New Bedford Regional Airport, Steering Committee Member of the New Bedford Waterfront Urban Renewal Plan, Past President and current Director of the Prince Henry Society, Advisor to UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business, member of the New Bedford CEO Council and a Director of Steppingstone, Inc.