Pam Berneking, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, oversees daily operations of the credit union as well as all aspects of CommunityAmerica’s commercial banking division. Pam is a banking veteran, with more than 35 years of progressive regulatory, commercial banking and leadership experience.
As Chief Operating Officer, Pam provides leadership for teams that support the credit union’s member-facing and strategic objectives, including deposit and loan operations, consumer lending, functional training, digital strategy and the project management function. As Chief Commercial Officer, Pam leads effective execution of the credit union’s commercial banking strategy. In this role, Pam is responsible for all commercial banking activities, including lending, treasury management, concierge banking, product development, operations and credit.
Pam is an active volunteer for the American Heart Association, serving on both the Kansas City and Midwest Affiliate Boards of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of MRIGlobal. She was a Kansas City Business Journal ‘Women Who Mean Business’ honoree in 2002, and she supports her alma mater, Iowa State University, as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Pam received her undergraduate degree in English and Industrial Administration from Iowa State University, and she is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.