Skip Navigation
Site Logo

Senior Management Team

Meet the accomplished professionals who direct Truliant's day-to-day operations.

Truliant Senior Management Team
Beth Eller
Beth Eller, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Lending
Beth Eller joined Truliant in 2019. She is responsible for the leadership, performance, growth, administration and strategic direction of Residential Real Estate Lending. She leads Truliant’s mortgage lending and home equity operations departments. Development of new services and products that best meet member needs while providing a first-class member experience are the team priority.
Chad Frye
Chad Frye (he/him), President, Truliances
Chad Frye joined Truliant in 1993. He leads Truliances, a Truliant subsidiary which provides financial and operational services to credit unions. Mr. Frye’s focus areas include acquisitions and dispositions of real estate and service organizations, procurement and contract negotiations, insurance services, title insurance, and development of Truliances.
Steve Koelsch
Steve Koelsch, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending
Steve Koelsch joined Truliant in 2021. He is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of Truliant’s Business Services. Koelsch oversees commercial and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lending, with Business Service teams in each of Truliant’s three regional offices; Greensboro and Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville, S.C.
Precious McCloud
Precious McCloud (she/her), Senior Vice President, Diversity & Social Responsibility
Precious McCloud joined Truliant in 2013. She is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of initiatives that advance Truliant’s diversity management capacity and its presence as a financial institution of choice.
Bart Willey
Bart Willey, Senior Vice President, Market President, Upstate South Carolina
Bart Willey joined Truliant in 2022. He is responsible for leading Truliant’s Upstate commercial lending team and its regional business office. Willey is also responsible for developing outreach to businesses across the market.
Judy Wishnek
Judy Wishnek, Senior Vice President, Market President, Charlotte
Judy Wishnek joined Truliant in 2019. She helps set strategic direction for Truliant’s commercial line of business, including enhanced product development. Wishnek oversees Truliant’s Charlotte business lending office, its regional business loan portfolio, and commercial real estate investments.
Emily Averill
Emily Averill, Vice President, Enterprise Operational Alignment

Emily Averill joined Truliant in 2003. She is responsible for overseeing the credit union's operational plans and processes to ensure they align with strategic goals to offer members an optimal experience. She is also responsible for processes, policies, and procedures across departments and establishes methods to measure operational performance.

Billy Baker
Billy Baker (he/him), Vice President, Real Estate and Security
Billy Baker joined Truliant in 2024. He is responsible for corporate real estate and construction, security and safety and oversees general services, facilities and maintenance on all campuses.
Tricia Beeker
Tricia Beeker (she/her), Vice President, Marketing
Tricia Beeker joined Truliant in 2018. She oversees Truliant’s traditional and digital marketing efforts, including advertising, public relations, social media, Truliant’s website, online and mobile banking platforms, and targeted promotional tactics. Tricia leads the development, planning, implementation and reporting of integrated marketing strategies by working closely with cross-functional teams throughout the organization to elevate Truliant’s mission and brand message.
Kenneth Bright
Kenneth Bright (he/him), Vice President, Organizational Development and Training
Kenneth Bright joined Truliant in 2012. He is responsible for constructing engaging employee experiences that directly impact the member experience and foster the credit union’s core values of Member Focus, Service, Guidance, and Relationships. His role encompasses all aspects of employee learning journeys, leadership development and building employee engagement programs that ensure the successful immersion of employees into Truliant’s workplace culture.
Andy Bunn
Andrea "Andy" Bunn, Vice President, Branch Network
Andy Bunn joined Truliant in 2024. She leads Truliant’s network of branches. Bunn is responsible for development, optimization and execution of the credit union’s branch strategy, including growth and expansion, and oversight of day-to-day operations.
Jeremy Cline
Jeremy Cline, Vice President of Member Success and Loyalty
Jeremy Cline joined Truliant in 2006. He is responsible for organizing, planning and directing the activities of Truliant's member satisfaction, member relationship management, product strategy and development areas.
Ben Jackson
Ben Jackson (he/him), Vice President, IT Enterprise Business Solutions
Ben Jackson joined Truliant in 2023. He is responsible for directing IT business solutions, including development and implementation of new systems, and managing cybersecurity risks. Jackson works to ensure IT strategy is aligned with Truliant’s overall business goals.
Don Jackson
Don Jackson, Vice President, SBA Lending
Don Jackson joined Truliant in 2020. He is responsible for growing the credit union’s Small Business Administration (SBA) loan portfolio, development of SBA loan objectives, strategic direction, policies and practices and expansion and oversight of the SBA team.
Elizabeth Kollar
Elizabeth Kollar, Vice President, Mortgage Production
Elizabeth Kollar joined Truliant in 2024. She oversees production for Truliant’s mortgage loan officers. Kollar leads mortgage lending teams, with responsibility for increasing production, executing strategic initiatives including partnerships and expansion, and enhancing full-service mortgage options to benefit members.
Mike Miller
Mike Miller, Vice President, Payments
Mike Miller joined Truliant in 2024. He leads Truliant’s enterprise card payment strategy and payment transformation. He oversees execution of the payments program and card and payment product lifecycles.
Zach Nichols
Zach Nichols, Vice President, Commercial Market Executive, Triad
Zach Nichols joined Truliant in 2021. Nichols oversees the growth and management of the credit union’s business loan portfolio in the Triad. He is responsible for increasing awareness of the regional business lending program and providing strategic direction to its lending team.
Angela Parham
Angela Parham, Vice President, Human Resources
Angela Parham started with Truliant in 2019. She is responsible for employee relations, compensation and benefits, payroll, and talent acquisition. Parham plays a key role in driving culture through people strategies for organizational success.
Stuart Russell
Stuart Russell, General Counsel
Stuart Russell joined Truliant in 2022. He oversees Truliant’s Legal and Vendor Management departments.
Paul Southern
Paul Southern, Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Operations
Paul Southern joined Truliant in 2018. He is responsible for ensuring the effective design, build, rollout and operations of Truliant’s technology on-premise and cloud infrastructure. Southern works closely with senior management to implement technologies that support the credit union’s operational and strategic IT goals.
Mark Testerman
Mark Testerman, Vice President, Contact Center
Mark Testerman joined Truliant in 2021. He is responsible for Truliant’s call center, overseeing strategic direction, operational effectiveness, new programs, and service levels. His oversight includes digital lending and member experience within phone, email, chat and third-party partners.
B.J. Whisler
B.J. Whisler, Vice President, Treasury
B.J. Whisler joined Truliant in March of 2020. He leads Truliant’s Treasury Department and chairs its asset and liability committee. In addition to managing Truliant’s investment securities portfolio, he provides expertise in market risk evaluations, securities and corporate liquidity and funding, pricing strategy, and capital planning.

To contact a member of Truliant's Senior Management Team, email: [email protected]. This contact information is not to be used for vendor solicitation.

Meet Truliant's Board of Directors
Meet Truliant's Chief Planning Team