Royal Credit Union Announces Four New Managers

Nov 02 2016 | Written By Jennifer McHugh, Director of Public Affairs and Financial Education

Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named four team members to manager positions: Kim Green, Ben Priem, Linda Torres, and Amy Schaefer.

Green started with Royal in December 2005. As the Consumer Lending Manager, she will manage the operation and performance of consumer lending in the Member Loans department. This includes leading a highly productive department focused on Member satisfaction, consistent channel delivery, and execution. She will also identify and implement process improvements.

Priem joined Royal in November 2006. In his role as Technical Services Manager, he will manage the Technical Service Specialists and Business Systems Coordinators to provide comprehensive and efficient technical services for Royal. He is also responsible for ensuring the delivery of effective and responsive technical services to Royal Members and team members.

Torres initially began with Royal in June 1999. She left for a several years and returned in January 2006. She will be responsible, as the Consumer Lending Operations Manager, for managing the overall operation and performance of Royal’s Indirect Lending program, including dealer relationships, business development, and loan funding. She’ll also manage aspects of compliance for the Member Lending department.

Schaefer came to Royal in January 2001. As the Audit services Manager, she will ensure proper execution of the Audit Service’s department vision, strategy, and plan. Her responsibilities also include developing strategies to continually develop department team members and assisting in the evaluation of their performance.


Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union serving over 180,000 Members with 24 full service offices.  Wisconsin locations are in Amery, Balsam Lake, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eau Claire, Hudson, Menomonie, New Richmond, Osceola, Rice Lake, River Falls, St. Croix Falls, Somerset, and Whitehall. Royal Credit Union Minnesota locations are in Edina, Coon Rapids, and St. Paul. 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 18 counties in Western Wisconsin, 12 counties in Minnesota, or are a Realtor in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Visit or call Royal Credit Union at 1-800-341-9911 for more information.