As Senior Vice President & Chief Lending Officer of Sunmark Federal Credit Union, Alissa Sykes oversees all aspects of lending including mortgage, home equity, consumer and business lending, loan servicing and collections.
At Sunmark, Sykes is building a Community Banking initiative with a focus on new membership growth. Under her direction, Sunmark’s mortgage department has enjoyed significant growth. She has successfully advocated for the addition of loans from FHA, VA, USDA, SBA, the State of New York Mortgage Agency, and construction lending.
Within the industry, Sykes is recognized as an expert and looked to as a leader by credit unions across the nation. She regularly mentors smaller credit unions who need assistance keeping up with the swift pace of regulation changes, or ideas to expand impact. Sykes has worked to offer Sunmark’s back-office home equity services to credit unions who, due to their size, cannot afford the processing expense.