Our Team

 

CU Members has served credit unions for nearly 40 years and we're thrilled to have a wide variety of expertise and tenure amongst our team to share with our partners. Here is just a portion of our team you work with at CU Members Mortgage. 

 




Jim E. DuBose, Chairman of the Board

Jim DuBose was appointed Chairman of Colonial Savings in 2006. He is a board member of Colonial Life Insurance Co. of Texas and Colonial Lloyds Insurance, as well as Colonial Mortgage Insurance Company. He has served on the Residential Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and is a former director of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Dallas. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

J. David Motley, President

David Motley is President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions, Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage and the Home Loan Center. With more than 38 years in the banking and mortgage finance sector, David oversees the management of consumer/commercial banking; consumer direct lending, retail and credit union mortgage channels; as well as human resources, legal and marketing functions. He has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking, and holds a Certified Mortgage Banker designation. David currently serves as 2018 Chairman of the national Mortgage Bankers Association.

Steve Hewins, Senior Vice President

Steve Hewins is Senior Vice President, CU Members Mortgage.  With more than 25 years in banking and mortgage finance. Steve oversees the CU Members Mortgage division including institution sales, member sales, and loan production.  He joined the company in 2018 bringing with him a diverse pool of experience in sales, operations, client engagement, process improvement, product development, technology, project management, and strategic planning.  Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Alison Barksdale, Assistant Vice President Marketing

Alison Barksdale is the Assistant Vice-President of Marketing for CU Members Mortgage and has worked in the field of marketing since 2000. She has a B.A. in Communications with a focus in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a published author in several credit union periodicals, blog contributor and continues to build brand awareness for CU Members Mortgage. She is a credit union member and has experience working in the front lines of her local credit union providing her additional hands-on understanding of how credit unions care.

Nora Escalona, Correspondent Lending Supervisor

Nora Escalona serves as the Correspondent Lending Supervisor to assist credit unions with managing efficiencies in processing and submitting loans. She began her career at CU Members in 2001 and held various positions including processing, closing, sales and client engagement. Her vast knowledge makes her a great asset to credit unions who want to maximize their lending opportunities.

Sue Nash, Loan Officer Manager

Sue Nash is the Loan Officer Manager for the Dallas, Texas regional office.  She joined CU Members Mortgage in 2011 after 30 years of serving at Texans Credit Union. She worked in various departments and spent 20 years in their mortgage department working at every level on their team and using CU Members Mortgage as their third party originator. Her experience is a vital asset to Loan Officers and Credit Unions alike as they trouble shoot challenging loans and maneuver through the changing mortgage landscape. Along with this vast experience, Sue has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
 

Melissa Cruz, Loan Officer Manager

Melissa Cruz is Loan Officer Manager for the West Coast and assists loan officers with origination challenges guiding them to best serve credit unions across the country. She has worked for CU Members Mortgage and the mortgage industry since 2006. 

Todd Cholevik, Loan Officer Manager

Todd Cholevik is the Loan Officer Manager for the east coast region for CU Members Mortgage and has worked in the mortgage lending industry since 1999 and specifically with CU Members Mortgage since 2005. In his curent role, Todd works with a team of mortgage loan officers to work through origination challenges and ensure member excellence. In his many years as a loan officer, Todd has become an expert in VA loans and enjoys helping veterans find lending solutions for their financial needs.

Mario Chavez, Client Engagement Team Lead

Mario Chavez is the Client Engagement Team Lead working with Credit Unions to educate them about beginning and sustaining a mortgage program. He joined CU Members in 2020 and spent the previous 14 years working at EarthMover Credit Union in Illinois working various positions within the credit union including loan officer. 




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