Royal Credit Union Announces New Vice Presidents

Oct 24 2016 | Written By Jennifer McHugh, Director of Public Affairs and Financial Education

Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named six team members to Vice President positions: Jeni Brantner, Sherri Jablonicky, Adam Kinnard, Tom Lea, Brianne Meszaros, and Jesse Smith.

Brantner started with Royal in March 2000. In her new role as the Vice President of Payment Operations, she’ll oversee the payment operations for the entire credit union. This includes ACH, wires, credit, debit, and item and image processing.

Jablonicky came to Royal in November 1996. Her main responsibility as Vice President of Branch Operations – Wisconsin will be to provide strategic direction for creating exceptional Member experience, profitability and growth for the Chippewa Valley and Saint Croix Valley branch operations, Member Service Center and Deposit Operations.

Kinnard began with Royal in January 2001. As the Vice President of IT Operations and Development, he will drive the development of new capabilities that lead Royal in delivery of effective and innovative technology services and solutions to both Royal’s Members and team members.

Lea joined Royal in June 2005. He is responsible, as the Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Security, for the architecture, implementation, and operation of Royal’s technology infrastructure. This includes data centers, networks, core banking systems, and information security.

Meszaros started with Royal in August 2000. In her new role as the Vice President of Branch Operations – Metro, she’ll manage the strategic growth and expansion in the emerging Metro market. She’ll also provide leadership to the Metro branch operations in order to achieve Royal’s objectives, strategic goals, and initiatives, as well as act as the Minnesota state/local/national Legislative and Regulatory Credit Union Advocate.

Smith began with the credit union in December 2005. As the Vice President of Consumer Lending and Servicing, he is responsible for the strategy, operation, and performance of consumer lending and mortgage servicing.


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.