Press Releases

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (June 1, 2022) – Navigant Credit Union, the largest member-owned credit union in Rhode Island, has added a new member to its growing leadership team.

Navigant Credit Union announced today that it has hired Carlos Vargas to serve as the Credit Union’s new Assistant Vice President for Community Development. Carlos joins Navigant Credit Union with more than a decade of experience in the financial services sector, most recently serving as a Relationship Manager and Lending Specialist at Bank of America.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (June 9, 2022) –Navigant Credit Union has been honored as one of Providence Business News’ Best Places to Work.

Navigant Credit Union was selected as one of 69 honorees for this year’s awards, which were held in-person for the first time since 2019. Each of the companies recognized for this year’s program were judged based on human resources policies and confidential surveys of employees put together by Best Companies Group.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (July 7,2022) – Navigant Credit Union, the largest member-owned credit union in Rhode Island, has added a new member to its growing leadership team.

Navigant Credit Union announced that it has hired Lori Jordan to serve as the Credit Union’s new Vice President of Learning & Organizational Development. Lori joins Navigant Credit Union with more than 25 years of experience in workforce development leadership positions, most recently serving as the senior director of employee engagement & staff development at the Fedcap Group.


 

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (May 26, 2022) – After 44 years of service to Navigant Credit Union, its members across Rhode Island, and the national credit union industry at large, Gary E. Furtado has announced his plans to retire from his position as Navigant Credit Union’s President & CEO by the end of the year.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (February 24, 2022) – Navigant Credit Union is strengthening its growing, diverse team of financial professionals, today announcing a series of new hires and promotions across several departments.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (February 1, 2022) – Navigant Credit Union is set to open two new branches in Rhode Island this February, bringing the credit union’s total number of physical locations in Rhode Island to 23, the credit union announced today.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (March 15, 2021) – As part of its ongoing effort to expand and improve service for its more than 110,000 members, Navigant Credit Union has added a new leadership position to oversee its Contact Center.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Navigant Credit Union has hired Timothy J. Flanagan as its new Assistant Vice President / Business Relationship Manager.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (August 31, 2020) – Navigant Credit Union was recognized as Rhode Island’s best financial institution, among other honors, at the Providence Journal’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Recognizing the “best our community has to offer,” the Readers’ Choice Awards winners are selected by Providence Journal readers and include local businesses in a wide array of sectors and categories. The winners were announced on Thursday, Aug. 27 during a virtual ceremony.


SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Oct. 1, 2020) – Navigant Credit Union is, once again, the Best Place to Work in Rhode Island, according to Providence Business News.

Navigant Credit Union earned top honors – the #1 ranking in the “large company” category – in Providence Business News’ 15th Annual Best Places to Work awards. This is the sixth consecutive year Navigant Credit Union has earned this award.