Jason Sasena joined Denver-based Westerra Credit Union as Chief Lending Officer in April 2019. He is responsible for driving the organization’s lending strategy and credit oversight.
Sasena brings more than 20 years of experience as a thought leader in the mortgage banking industry, overseeing residential mortgage leadership, marketing and technology. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of National Mortgage Production at Lake Michigan Credit Union, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he led the credit union to become the No.1 purchase lender in the state of Michigan and third-largest mortgage lender in the credit union industry.
In his career, Sasena has also held leadership roles with Kinecta Federal Credit Union, JP Morgan Chase, GMAC Residential Capital and ditech.com. He is an active member of several industry associations including the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the Certified Mortgage Banker’s (CMB®) Society. He also actively serves on the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) Board of Directors.
Sasena is a contributing author of “The Mortgage Professionals Handbook.” He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Midland, Michigan-based Northwood University and a Master’s Degree in Internet Marketing from Orlando, Florida-based Full Sail University. He is also a graduate of the Cardwell Group 306/2 Leadership Symposium.