Greylock Federal Appoints Escobar to New Immigrant-Focused Role

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has appointed Gloria Escobar to the newly created role of Financial Wellness Latinx Outreach Coach. 

In this new role, Escobar will expand her financial coaching responsibilities, assist members in obtaining ITIN loans and strengthen Greylock's relationships within the growing Latinx community and its commitment to its designation as a Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) credit union.

"Gloria's commitment to her community and to the mission of Greylock is known by all who meet her," said senior vice president/chief lending officer Jodi Rathbun-Briggs. "I couldn’t ask for a better advocate for the community or for Greylock."

Escobar is an active volunteer throughout the region and a steadfast advocate for equity and inclusion for Berkshire County’s immigrant community. She holds certifications as a Credit Union Financial Counselor and an IRS ITIN Acceptance Agent. 

She is currently enrolled in business management at Berkshire Community College and has earned an accounting certificate from Mildred Elley and an administrative business degree in her home country of Colombia.


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