Numerica Announced New VP of Equity and Community Development, and VP of Community Engagement and Philanthropy
Posted by Katy Wagnon on December 8, 2022
Spokane Valley-based Numerica Credit Union announced Lars Gilberts has been promoted to vice president of equity and community development, and Amanda Swan has been promoted to vice president of community engagement and philanthropy.
In Gilberts’s role, he will oversee member outreach and work to grow financial inclusion.
“Lars is passionate about advocating for underserved communities,” said Kim Pearman-Gillman, Numerica’s senior vice president of equity and community development. “He is strategic about finding ways to ensure Numerica’s systems are inclusive and effective. Lars is always striving to increase access for underserved populations.”
Gilberts previously served as Numerica’s assistant vice president of community development and impact. This past year, he helped launch Numerica’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan to expand the credit union’s efforts and overall impact as well as increasing the intentionality and effectiveness of the credit union’s financial engagement programs.
In Swan’s role, she oversees Numerica’s philanthropic focus, community giving, and sponsorship strategies.
“Amanda is incredibly dedicated to finding ways for Numerica to give back through volunteerism, community engagement, and financial investments in our non-profit sector,” said Kim Pearman-Gillman, Numerica’s senior vice president of equity and community development. “She builds partnerships with nonprofits across the regions Numerica serves while developing a team of skilled leaders adept at enhancing lives, fulfilling dreams, and building communities.”
In her nine years with Numerica, Swan has focused on giving back to the community. She led the creation of the Numerica Charitable Fund and organized scholarship programs for high school and college students. She has paved the way as Numerica increased its investment in local causes. Previously, she served as assistant vice president of community development and impact.