McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Susan Linard as Corporate Controller for Premier America Credit Union. Susan will oversee all aspects of the Credit Union’s accounting function and direct the development and administration of corporate accounting systems, practices, controls, and procedures, ensuring the accurate reflection of the Credit Union’s financial performance. Additionally, she will also coordinate and direct the financial planning and budgeting process at Premier America. 

Susan is a CPA with over 25 years of professional experience in a variety of industries, bringing tremendous diversity of thought to the Credit Union. She joins Premier America from Platinum Tools where she served as the Controller. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Finance and Operations for Cognizant Technology Solutions. She is a California-licensed CPA and earned her bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Finance from the Ohio State University.  

Founded in 1957, Premier America’s motto is to exist to serve the needs of all its members – 116,000 members with assets of $2.8 billion. It offers members a contemporary banking experience, including convenient, 24-hour worldwide account access through the latest mobile and online banking technology. Additionally, members benefit from personal service, great rates, low fees, and a full complement of deposit, lending, investment, and insurance services. Headquartered in Chatsworth, it has 18 retail branches in the Ventura and Los Angeles counties of Southern California, and two branches in the desirable Westchase business district of Houston, Texas. For the past two consecutive years, Premier America was awarded a Los Angeles Daily News Readers Choice Award for Best Credit Union.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Vice President Michelle Davis, and Executive Recruiter Austin Mitchell.