Eau Claire, WI – Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Karlee Wallin Vice President of Small Business Lending. She is responsible for leading the development of Royal’s Small Business Division and managing a team of small business lenders across the communities that Royal serves. The new division will provide the opportunity to build deeper relationships with Royal’s small business members and allow Royal a greater capacity to serve small business owners with custom solutions that fit their needs.
Wallin joined Royal in 2006 in a business support role. She quickly transitioned into the role of Business Loan Representative, Business Loan Analyst I & II, and Small Business Lending Officer, her most recent role prior to her promotion. Wallin has over 17 years of experience in the banking industry. Along with a technical degree in accounting, she has also received her Shockproof Credit College certificates in Commercial Business C&I Credit Decisions and Commercial Real Estate Credit Decisions.
Wallin participates in a variety of Royal committees focused on topics like corporate wellness and business to business relationships. She is also involved in Royal’s exploring leadership program, the business lending strategy team, and the social media team. Wallin stays active in the community by volunteering for the Red Letter Grant organization, serving as an Advisory Board Member for Western Dairy land’s Women’s Business Center, and serving as the Vice President of the Just Local Food Co-op Board of Directors. She enjoys educating the community about finances, business planning, and leadership and has been asked to speak on these topics to a variety of community groups.
Wallin currently resides in Eau Claire with her husband Tom and two daughters, Elise and Gwyneth.
Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union proudly serving over 220,000 Members in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values. You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 26 counties in western Wisconsin or 16 counties in Minnesota. Counties served in Wisconsin include Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Barron, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Lincoln, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Washburn, and Wood. Counties served in Minnesota include Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona and Wright. Realtors in the state of Wisconsin or Minnesota are also eligible to join the credit union. Visit rcu.org or call Royal Credit Union at 800-341-9911 for more information.