Business Team

Local Business Experts

We understand that as a business owner, you don’t just clock out at the end of the day. Your business is on your mind constantly. Choosing the right checking account or loan type shouldn’t keep you up at night. Maybe your business isn’t open yet and you need help navigating the process. Our team of business development officers live and work locally across the state of Michigan, so they know your community and they want to get to know your situation to help your business succeed. Find a local expert near you and let’s get started today!

How Can We Help Your Business?

Non-Lending
Needs
Start a business
Savings accounts
Checking account
Accounting needs
Business
Loans
Small business loans
Real estate loans
Lines of credit
Credit cards

Community Assistant Vice Presidents

Our team of Community Assistant Vice Presidents can help you start a business, open a checking account, start saving for retirement, or need help with your accounting and bookkeeping. If you need a loan for your business, they will connect you with the right Honor business lending expert in your community.

Start A
Business

Open A
Checking Account

Build Your
Savings

Bookkeeping
Solutions

honor credit union community assistant vice president karol behrle

Karol Behrle

Coverage Area

Berrien Springs, Buchanan, and Niles areas

Contact Karol

Cell Phone: 269.325.1005

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 3109

Email: kbehrle@honorcu.com

honor credit union community assistant vice president jenni cordova

Jenni Cordova

Coverage Area

Greater Battle Creek and Coldwater areas

Contact Jenni

Cell Phone: 269.209.0784

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 3975

Email: jcordova@honorcu.com

honor credit union community assistant vice president georgia gipson

Georgia Gipson

Coverage Area

Stevensville, St. Joseph, and Benton Harbor areas

Contact Georgia

Cell Phone: 269.369.6270

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 2728

Email: ggipson@honorcu.com

honor credit union business development officer jamie gollakner

Jamie Gollakner

Coverage Area

Marquette, Negaunee,  Gwinn, and all Upper Peninsula areas

Contact Jamie

Cell Phone: Given By Request

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 5005

Email: jgollakner@honorcu.com

honor credit union community assistant vice president mason mcfarland

Mason McFarland

Coverage Area

Greater Kalamazoo and Portage areas

Contact Mason

Cell Phone: 269.408.6200

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 9220

Email: mmcfarland@honorcu.com

honor credit union community assistant vice president thomas newnum

Thomas Newnum

Coverage Area

South Haven, Coloma, Paw Paw areas

Contact Thomas

Cell Phone: 269.621.5716

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 3914

Email: tnewnum@honorcu.com

honor credit union community assistant vice president janie reifenberg

Janie Reifenberg

Coverage Area

Dowagiac, Decatur, and greater Cass County areas

Contact Janie

Cell Phone: Given By Request

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 3200

Email: jreifenberg@honorcu.com

Business Development Officers

Our team of Business Development Officers are experts in crafting the right loan solution for you and your business’ needs. They will help you from start to finish by listening to your needs and helping you through every step of the way.

Real Estate
Loans

Small Business
Loans

Lines Of
Credit

Credit
Cards

honor credit union business development officer catie brown busch

Catie Brown-Busch

Coverage Area

St. Joseph and northern Berrien County, along with all of Van Buren County.

Contact Catie

Cell Phone: 989.615.9526

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 2726

Email: cbrown-busch@honorcu.com

honor credit union business development officer jamie gollakner

Jamie Gollakner

Coverage Area

Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Gwinn, and all Upper Peninsula communities.

Contact Jamie

Cell Phone: Given By Request

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 5005

Email: jgollakner@honorcu.com

honor credit union business development officer trent pierre

Trent Pierre

Coverage Area

Greater Battle Creek area, along with Coldwater, Marshall, and Lansing areas.

Contact Trent

Cell Phone: 269.932.2465

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 2745

Email: tpierre@honorcu.com

Leadership Team

honor credit union vice president of business services scott defries

Scott DeFries

Vice President of
Business Services

Contact Scott

Cell Phone: 269.325.8018

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 2785

Email: sdefries@honorcu.com

LinkedIn: Connect with Scott

honor credit union assistant vice president of business development patrick swem

Patrick Swem

Assistant Vice President of
Business Development

Contact Patrick

Cell Phone: 269.240.0083

Office Phone: 800.442.2800 ext. 3108

Email: pswem@honorcu.com

LinkedIn: Connect with Patrick