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Reliant Credit Union Promotes Two on Information Technology Team

Mark and Trevor
Posted in Reliant News

Contact: Emily Chambers
Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 800.724.9282 x3397
Email: [email protected]

SODUS, N.Y., January 26, 2021— Reliant Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of two members of the organization’s information technology team. Reliant strives to offer interesting and rewarding work for all employees, and takes pride in helping to foster employee growth and development. Information security and innovative banking solutions are top priorities for the credit union, and ensuring we are prepared with a team that is forward-thinking will ultimately enhance the banking experience for Reliant’s members.

Mark Dennis has been promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer. In this new role, Mr. Dennis will focus on the future of Reliant’s technology and planning as the industry continues to change. Mr. Dennis joined Reliant in 1999 as Information Systems Manager, and most recently served as Vice President of Information Systems. He has an associate’s degree in computer technology from Monroe Community College. He currently resides in Sodus and in his spare time, he enjoys road racing with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), of which is a member.

“I find it very satisfying to help people with the challenges they face with new technology, and so Reliant’s continued focus on our ‘people helping people’ philosophy is very important to me,” said Mr. Dennis. “I look forward to continuing to leverage my more than 21 years of experience at the credit union to help lead us forward in all areas of technology. The environment we operate in is rapidly changing and we continue to invest, grow and focus on convenience, infrastructure and security improvements.”

Trevor Lerkins has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Information Technology. In this new role, Mr. Lerkins will focus on directing and managing the information technology and systems functions of the credit union. Mr. Lerkins joined the credit union in 2017 as Information Systems Manager. Mr. Lerkins has a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego. He is CISSP® (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certified and is also a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). Mr. Lerkins is currently a member of the Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC) as well as the NYCUA Young Professionals Commission. He lives in Webster with his wife and four children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and can often be found volunteering for his kids’ various activities.

Mr. Lerkins said, “I love that I work for an organization that emphasizes professional growth, collaboration, community involvement and empowerment. The Reliant culture of accountability, respect and teamwork is felt throughout the credit union, and helps to strengthen our dedication to our members and each other.  The work we perform has value and helps impact change, which results in a more rewarding work environment.”

Reliant Credit Union, which began locally in 1970, is a $550 million credit union serving more than 40,000 members. Eligibility is available to all who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne counties. Reliant currently has branches in Brockport, Canandaigua, Geneva, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Macedon, Newark, Sodus, and Webster. A full-service financial institution, Reliant offers a complete range of financial products and services, including mortgages. For information regarding membership or employment, contact the credit union at 800-724-9282 or visit reliantcu.com.

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