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ESL Federal Credit Union Names Joseph Stephens as Community Lending Administrator

Rochester, NY — ESL Federal Credit Union recently named Joseph Stephens as community lending administrator. In his new position, Stephens supports the operations, processes, and reporting for numerous first-time homebuyer programs at ESL, including the ESL First-Time Homebuyer Grant and Homebuyer Dream Program. He also works closely with key housing agency partners throughout the Greater Rochester region to continue delivering homebuyer solutions to eligible homebuyers.

Stephens holds more than four years’ experience in housing and grant administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, and actively volunteers his time with Isaiah House Jennifer House, and the University of Rochester Young Alumni.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally-owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 384,000 members and 13,200 businesses. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, and wealth management services through its locally-based 23 branch network, telephone, mobile, online, and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs approximately 900 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $8.6 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 26 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $185 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $40 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 11 years since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found online at

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For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
Vice President/Director, Corporate Communications