AUSTIN, TX - March 18, 2018 — Today, Amplify Credit Union announced that Alan Hansford has joined its executive team as Chief Risk Officer, a new position that will oversee enterprise risk management for the organization. Previously serving on Amplify’s Board of Directors and as a Member of its Audit Committee, Hansford has a strong understanding of the credit union’s strategy and is certified as a Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME) by the Credit Union National Association.
“As the complexity of financial services increases, the risks inherent in serving our current and future members will continue to grow and change,” said Paul Trylko, President and CEO of Amplify Credit Union. “In preparation, we’re prioritizing active risk management throughout the credit union, applying a perspective that drives innovation while protecting the long-term interests of our members and organization.”
Prior to joining Amplify, Hansford was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Axzon, a manufacturer of sensors and data management tools for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, and he served in a variety of leadership roles for IoT provider Silicon Laboratories (Nasdaq: SLAB). He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia and has combined his analytical approach with experienced business acumen to actively manage risk for organizations in many sectors, such as electrical components, semiconductors, venture capital, audio equipment, cell phones and more.
“Amplify has experienced rapid growth in recent years, driven heavily by digital innovation and expanded product offerings, and we know that creates the need to manage changing risks on a larger scale,” said Hansford. “We’ll meet that need by combining Amplify’s strong track record of effective compliance with additional technology and future-focused risk assessments to continue to drive responsible growth for Amplify members.”