Prior to joining TCUL Paula served as a CEO of a credit union in the Chicago, Illinois area. She has over 20 years of lending experience in the banking industry. Paula has taken AIB classes in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Economics and Management. She has also served as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for a newly established Lending Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. Throughout her career, Paula has been very involved in community organizations such as, serving on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, helping in the establishment of a business LEADS Program and the Central Illinois Human Resource Networking Group for the community of Streator, Illinois.