Citadel Credit Union Hires Phil Sutliff as Head of Business Banking

Phil Sutliff, Head of Business Banking

Citadel Credit Union Hires Phil Sutliff as Head of Business Banking

EXTON, Pa., December 13, 2021 — Citadel Credit Union today announced Phil Sutliff has been hired as its Head of Business Banking. Phil joins Citadel from Blue Federal Credit Union in Colorado where he served as the Vice President of Business Banking, and he previously held leadership roles at both Santander Bank and Bank of America. At Citadel, Phil will focus on building and cultivating a new business banking division.

Working with a variety of Citadel teams as well as hiring new talent under Phil’s leadership, the division will offer a suite of full-service checking, savings, and cash management options for businesses across the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond. These new business deposit options will be offered alongside Citadel’s suite of business lending options and commercial real estate loans.

“Expanding business banking is a critical next step in Citadel’s plan to build financial strength and prosperity across our community, and we’re thrilled to have the expertise of someone like Phil to lead this significant endeavor,” said Mike Schnably, Senior Vice President, Citadel Credit Union. “Through Phil’s leadership, we’re excited to work with businesses in our community as a trusted partner to help them thrive and reach their fullest potential.”

Currently, Citadel offers a variety of business loans and credit cards, in addition to commercial lending products, supporting businesses across the area with financial guidance. The success of its business lending arm and financial partnership to businesses has paved the way for the organization to fully expand its offering for business clients. Citadel expects to fully roll out its deposit offerings for business banking in the third quarter of 2022.

Over the next several months, Phil will build a team of top-performing Business Relationship Managers that will serve as trusted advisors to Citadel’s current business members and future clients. These managers will partner directly with business owners, CEOs, and CFOs as trusted advisors to develop tailored solutions to meet the businesses’ unique needs. Phil, originally from Lehigh Valley, currently resides locally in Collegeville, Pa.

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About Citadel Credit Union

Citadel Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that provides banking, investments, and insurance services to more than 260,000 members. At $5.9 billion in assets, it is one of the Greater Philadelphia area’s largest credit unions, proudly serving residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Citadel is recognized as a Forbes 2022 Best-in-State Credit Union, a 2023 Faces of Philanthropy Award recipient from the Philadelphia Business Journal, and a certified 2023 Great Place to Work. For more information, visit

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