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VIENNA, Va. (December 10, 2020) – Navy Federal Credit Union announced today that Holly Kortright has been hired to serve as chief human resources officer. In her role, Kortright will be responsible for driving the human resources strategy, focusing on talent management, performance management, training and development, and benefits and compensation. Kortright replaces Angela Culbertson, who is retiring after 37 years with Navy Federal.

“Holly brings a wealth of experience to Navy Federal, and we’re pleased with her track record in recruiting a high tech workforce and talent transformation,” said Mary McDuffie, Navy Federal president and chief executive officer. “Providing an exceptional experience for our members begins with maintaining our award winning workplace and empowering our team members to constantly improve that experience. I'm confident that Holly is the right person to lead our human resources team.”

Kortright brings with her an extensive knowledge of leading human resources teams. Prior to joining Navy Federal, she most recently served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Ellucian. Other previous roles include senior vice president of human resources at Deltek, Inc. and vice president of human resources at Capital One Financial Corporation. 

“I’m honored to join this mission-lead team dedicated to supporting our talented team members who do such an outstanding job serving our members,” said Kortright. “It was immediately apparent to me that Navy Federal is a special place to work. I’m looking forward to contributing to this mission-driven culture.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in human resources management from Indiana University. 

Navy Federal is regularly recognized for its quality work environment that allows employees to flourish professionally while meeting member needs. The credit union ranked #19 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, #6 on the Best Work Places in Financial Services & Insurance list, #13 on the Best Workplaces for Women list, and #20 on the Best Work Places for Millennials list in 2020.

About Navy Federal Credit Union: Established in 1933 with only seven members, Navy Federal now has the distinct honor of serving over 9 million members globally and is the world’s largest credit union. As a member-owned and not-for-profit organization, Navy Federal always puts the financial needs of its members first. Membership is open to all Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their families. Dedicated to its mission of service, Navy Federal employs a workforce of over 20,000 and has a global network of 343 branches.