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Redwood Credit Union Names New Manager of Mortgage Lending

Laureen Barnes

Santa Rosa, Calif – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) has promoted Laureen Barnes to manager of mortgage lending. In her new position, Barnes will implement and lead RCU’s residential mortgage lending channels with a focus on providing excellent service and sound lending.

Barnes joined RCU’s mortgage lending team two and half years ago as an assistant manager. She began her career in the mortgage industry in 1990 with First Security Loans and worked her way up through various positions to learn all aspects of mortgage lending, serving at Old Redwood Mortgage, SIB Mortgage, Aegis Wholesale and Parkside Lending and, most recently, Bay Equity Home Loans. 

“Making a difference in the community is what I love best about working for Redwood Credit Union,” says Barnes. “I get to help people realize the dream of home ownership every day.”

Passionate about her community, Barnes currently sits on the Board of Directors for Verity, an organization that strives to eliminate violence with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse. She also serves at Hearthstone Village, a nonprofit dedicated to building healthy communities and creating nurturing environments for those in need of care and support.

“Since joining RCU, Laureen has been instrumental in helping to build a team focused on providing lending solutions,” says Diane Berthinier, senior vice president of lending. “She helps us deliver on our promise of providing our community members exceptional lending experiences.”

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.4 billion in assets and serves over 322,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. RCU can be followed on Facebook at and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit

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