SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Announces New Vice President of Mortgage Operations

New management position will support strategic growth for real estate financing products and services

Tustin, Calif. – SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union serving school employees and their families, today announced that Jennifer Davis has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President, Mortgage Operations, serving Members’ real estate financing needs. She has joined the SchoolsFirst FCU operations team in the Tustin office.

In her new role, Davis will create scalability within the mortgage operations area to ensure that SchoolsFirst FCU is prepared to manage anticipated growth during the next several years. She envisions an environment where automation creates speed and efficiency for managing certain areas of operation, while managers maintain the flexibility necessary to make decisions that provide exceptional service to Members.

“SchoolsFirst FCU is able to offer a level of flexibility that other lenders cannot provide,” Davis said. “Above all else, our lending decisions are made based on what’s best for our Members and what will help improve their financial lives.”

Davis brings more than 20 years of real estate lending and leadership experience to her position, focusing on mortgage operations and risk management with an extensive background in FHA and VA lending. Most recently, she was Vice President, Production Risk Management, for Mr. Cooper, a mortgage lending company based in Irving, Texas. In her role, she directed overall mortgage strategy and the implementation of process improvements with an emphasis on digital transformation.

Prior to her work with Mr. Cooper, Davis held additional leadership and financial operations positions with various financial institutions including National Fidelity Mortgage and New Day Financial. 

“In a complex economic environment, we are committed to offering the products, technologies, and most importantly the experience, our Members have come to expect from their Credit Union. This aligns with our long-term strategic vision of providing our Members with solutions that provide a path to home ownership and Jen’s leadership will help direct this effort going forward,” said Andrea Blais, CMB, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Lending for SchoolsFirst FCU.


About SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union:

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union is the fifth largest credit union in the country and has been recognized by Forbes as the number one credit union in California. Serving school employees and their families, the organization is dedicated to delivering World-Class Personal Service and improving the financial lives of its Members. Today they serve more than 1.3 million Members with a full range of financial products and services. SchoolsFirst FCU was founded in 1934, when 126 school employees pooled $1,200 and established a Member-owned cooperative to help improve each other's lives. In 2022, the Credit Union reported nearly $28 billion in assets and remains the largest credit union in California. For more information about SchoolsFirst FCU, visit

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