Bentley HatcherSenior Vice President
Chief Lending Officer
Bentley joined ECCU in May 2021 as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. He is responsible for the direction and goals of the Credit Union’s lending department. He supervises all functions of consumer and commercial lending.
Prior to joining ECCU, Mr. Hatcher served as Senior Vice President of Lending at Local Government Federal Credit Union from 2012-2021. During his tenure there Bentley also held various positions of responsibility, including Vice President of Lending from 2010-2012, Commercial Lending Manager from 2009-2010 and Senior Loan Officer from 2006-2009. While at LGFCU Bentley was instrumental in starting the commercial lending program and growing the consumer loan portfolio to over $ 2 Billion.
Prior to joining LGFCU, Bentley worked in the banking industry with a focus on commercial lending. He has over 26 years of lending experience with an emphasis on portfolio management and commercial credit analysis. Bentley has a BBA degree in economics from Oglethorpe University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia Banking School. Bentley has served on the boards of a lending CUSO and also as a board member of Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina.