New PenFed Branch Now Open for Business in Clarksville, Tenn.

Posted July 17 2013
by PenFed Team
PenFed Credit Union News Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 17, 2013Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) announced today that a new, full-service branch serving the Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities in Clarksville, Tenn. is now open for business.

The Clarksville staff will host a public grand opening on August 6, 2013. The community is invited to attend the event celebration, which will include a ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 10 a.m., followed by an open house.

“We are excited to grow PenFed’s presence and services in Clarksville and surrounding communities,” said Michele Hart, vice president of branch operations with PenFed. “This branch will allow us to increase our presence in the area so that the community can have easier access to PenFed’s ‘best-in-class’ financial services—such as low interest rates on auto loans, credit cards, and mortgages.”

Annette Kalinowski, a long-time resident of Clarksville. was selected by PenFed to oversee branch operations for the new location. With more than 20 years of financial institution management experience, Kalinowski is actively involved in the Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities. Kalinowski has previously served as advisory board chair for the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee, currently serves on the board of Hilldale Kiwanis, and is active with the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce.

“PenFed is excited to offer a full-service branch location that serves the Clarksville and Fort Campbell communities,” said Annette Kalinowski, manager of the Clarksville branch. “PenFed’s strong membership base in Middle Tennessee, combined with the growth and demographics of the area, contributed to our decision to provide a branch location in Clarksville.”

The full-service branch features live teller service, ATM accessibility and loan origination—including mortgage consulting. In addition to these services, PenFed offers market leading mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, checking, and a wide range of other financial services.

“Our team is proud to be part of one of the largest credit unions in the country serving over 1.2 million members. It is refreshing to be part of a credit union that has found the balance between growth, while remaining true to the credit union’s core values and membership needs,” added Kalinowski.

The hours of operation for the branch are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The full-service branch is located at 2063 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.

To learn more about PenFed and the variety of financial services they provide, including its mortgage programs, visit

About PenFed

Established in 1935, PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country serving over 1.2 million members worldwide; with more than $16 billion in assets. Its longstanding mission has been to provide superior financial services, responsive to members’ needs in a cost effective manner. Serving a diverse population, there are hundreds of ways to become a PenFed member; including numerous association members and employee groups. PenFed is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration, does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and is an equal housing lender.

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