Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU) is pleased to announce three recent staff changes:
· Gary Armida has been named their Mortgage Loan Officer for the Montgomery and Newburgh branches. Mr. Armida began his career with HVFCU in 2005 after more than 15 years of banking and lending experience. His roles at the credit union have included Director of Sales and Service as well as Assistant Vice President of Regional Branch Management. A strong community supporter, Mr. Armida has served on boards of Boys and Girls Club, SUNY Orange Foundation, as a mentor with Big Brothers/Big Sisters in their school mentor program, and currently as a coach for the Pine Bush Invaders travel softball team. From 2005 to 2011, he was also a Scout for the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball franchise. Mr. Armida received his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State College and he has received numerous certifications through the American Institute of Banking, where he was a student as well as an instructor. He and his wife Maryann reside in Orange County.
· Robyn Williams has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Regional Branch Management. Ms. Williams has over 20 years of banking and leadership experience, most recently serving as the credit union’s Hollowbrook Branch Manager in Wappingers Falls since 2013. Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s College.
· Andria Spengler-Colon has been promoted to Branch Manager of their Hollowbrook Branch. Ms. Spengler-Colon began her career with HVFCU in 2002 as a Financial Services Representative at Hollowbrook, and has since held various positions in both the collections department and branch management. She earned her AAS in Business Administration from Dutchess Community College and has been trained in white, yellow, and green belt LEAN Six Sigma methodologies. As a resident of Dutchess County for over 30 years, Ms. Spengler-Colon has worked with community youth groups as well in leadership roles.