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Affinity Federal Credit Union Elevates Senior Leaders as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Credit Officer

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By: AffinityFCU

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — January 4, 2024 — Affinity Federal Credit Union (“Affinity”) announces the promotion of Pam Cohen as Chief Administrative Officer and Kathleen Metz as Chief Credit Officer. Both are new roles for the organization.

Cohen will be responsible for overseeing several core functions within the credit union, including Marketing, People & Culture, Risk Operations, Enterprise Risk Management, Branch Operations, Mortgage Loan Officers, Community Engagement and more. Prior to her new role, Cohen served as Senior Vice President of Affinity’s People, Culture & Administration for seven years. She was also recently named one of American Bankers’ “Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions.”

Metz will oversee Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, Member Care, Loan Administration, and Mortgage Underwriting and Processing. She has been with Affinity for 10 years, and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Lending for nearly three years.

“Serving our members’ needs and helping them advance toward their financial goals is at the core of every decision we make, and our leadership team is critical in advancing this mission every day,” said Kevin Brauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Affinity. “Pam and Kathleen embody this philosophy. They have been invaluable members of our team for years and consistently demonstrate their exceptional leadership, dedication, and strategic vision. Their expertise will undoubtedly help us achieve new heights as an organization.”

Cohen and Metz assumed the new roles as of Jan. 1, 2024.

About Affinity Federal Credit Union

Affinity Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, member-owned and community-focused, with a mission to nurture your financial wellbeing. With more than 20 branches across the tri-state area, Affinity is the largest credit union headquartered in the state of New Jersey, proudly ranking in the top 2% of all credit unions in terms of asset size1. The Affinity difference is about people helping people on a deeper level and understanding what YOU need to make your unique dreams a reality. For more information, please visit

1 Source: Using the “Credit Union and Corporate Call Report Data” found here:

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