This month we are spotlighting Senior Commercial Loan Officer Jim Katona. “With his decades of experience and excellent member service, Jim plays a vital role within our Commercial Lending Department.”- Don McCormick, Vice President, Commercial Lending.
Jim has been a Tech CU team member since January 2016. Recently, we sat down with Jim to learn a little more about him and how he enjoys his free time.
1) What do you like about your role at Tech CU?
I am very fortunate to say that I love what I do for a living. My career has allowed me to establish many long term relationships. We offer Commercial members customized business solutions. Each and every deal in the commercial world is different. While this can extremely challenging it also ensures that not a single deal is the same as the last one.
2) What do you like to do when you’re not working?
In the spring and summer my family and I are typically out on the boat fishing. In the fall and winter months we can often be seen in the stands cheering on our daughter at Lake Central watching her compete in guard.
3) What is one thing on your “bucket list?”
My wife was born in Germany so one of these days I want to take her to visit and spend some time learning the area.
4) What about becoming an adult caught you completely off guard?
The realization that my wife and I will soon be empty nesters. With one kid in college and the other leaving next fall we will soon be home alone. I’ve already ordered my season football tickets. BOILER UP! Oh and the Aches and Pains! The Tech Trek was definitely taking a toll on me. I pushed hard to earn the miles but it was at a price. My knees are sore!