Navigant Credit Union Creates New Cash Management Division; Enhances Senior-Level Teams with Series of Hires & Promotions.

Continuing its long-term effort to enhance both its internal teams and its suite of banking services for members, Navigant Credit Union has created a new Cash Management Department and hired and/or elevated five staff members to senior-level roles within their divisions.
Brian Pereira has been hired as Navigant Credit Union’s Vice President of Cash Management – a brand-new position in a brand-new department at the Credit Union. A veteran financial services professional with more than a decade of experience in the industry, Pereira will lead Navigant Credit Union’s new Cash Management & Business Services department, which was created in 2024 to build complimentary financial services business within the credit union’s member base.
“In a constantly evolving, increasingly competitive economy, our commercial members are looking to their financial institutions to offer new, innovative ways to manage and grow their assets,” said Navigant Credit Union President / CEO Kathy Orovitz. “Under Brian’s leadership, this new division will introduce several new or enhanced services, including a complete suite of positive pay, account sweep services, remote deposit capture, financial analysis and more. We are proud to welcome Brian to our growing team, and we are confident his vision and institutional knowledge will immediately benefit our members across the state.”
In addition to announcing the creation of this new department, Navigant Credit Union also promoted four team members to senior-level positions.
Molly Pastore, an East Greenwich resident, has been promoted to First Vice President of Marketing & Member Experience. Pastore, an experienced marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience, joined Navigant Credit Union and most recently served as Vice President of Marketing. In her new role, Pastore will continue leading Navigant’s growing Marketing Department while overseeing the credit union’s Member Experience function.
Kevin Burns, of Barrington, has been promoted to Vice President / Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager. Burns joined Navigant Credit Union’s team in 2019 and has more than 25 years of years in commercial lending. In his new role, Burns will work alongside Relationship Managers to manage the evaluation, loan structuring and underwriting of complex credit transactions for Navigant Credit Union’s largest commercial borrowers.
Gidget Grivers, a resident of Lincoln who joined Navigant Credit Union in 2009 as a branch manager, has been appointed vice president of concierge banking. Serving as a single point of contact for Navigant Credit Union’s members, Grivers will be responsible for fostering more substantial, more robust relationships with members, identifying opportunities to optimize growth, and orchestrating solutions and appropriate connections for Navigant Credit Union’s fast-growing base of more than 150,000 members.
Deborah Drechnowicz has been promoted to Assistant Vice President / Mortgage Underwriting Manager. As the underwriting manager of the residential lending department, Drechnowicz will oversee all daily mortgage and equity underwriting activities and ensure all policies, procedures, and guidelines are developed, implemented, and monitored for compliance with Navigant Credit Union’s policies and procedures, as well as secondary market and other industry-related guidelines. Drechnowicz resides in Warwick and has worked at Navigant Credit Union for 27 years.
“Molly, Gidget, Kevin, and Deb have each proven themselves as passionate, highly professional experts in their chosen fields, and their work on behalf of our mission and our members played a direct role in helping Navigant Credit Union grow its presence across Rhode Island,” said Orovitz. “Our goal is to provide our team members the resources and space they need to grow beyond their current roles. I congratulate these invaluable team members on their well-earned promotions and thank them for fulfilling our mission to improve the financial well-being of families, businesses, and the community.”

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