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Ben Christensen Appointed AmeriNat® Chief Technology Officer


LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AmeriNat®, an industry-leading servicer of economic development and housing assistant loans for over 40 years with approximately 300 clients nationwide, today announced the appointment of Ben Christensen as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Christensen recently relocated from Ogden, Utah and will be based at AmeriNat's expanding executive and operations office in Las Vegas.

Ben Christensen
Ben Christensen

According to Yianni Pantazides, Chief Technology Officer at O'Brien-Staley Partners – parent company of AmeriNat – Christensen will be responsible for articulating the strategy and executing a secure, reliable and highly responsive technology infrastructure that builds on the company's sophisticated, proprietary platform.

"During our extensive national search, Ben emerged as the obvious choice, given his track record as an Enterprise IT strategist," Pantazides explained.  "Ben's years of Credit Union experience centers around increasing the scalability of highly-regulated organizations… while maximizing loan service capabilities."

Adrienne Thorson, Chairwoman and CEO of AmeriNat, added that Christensen – who has more than 17 years of IT experience – previously served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Weber State Credit Union, where he managed a team of employees across Risk Management, IT and Payment Services.  "Specifically, Ben and his staff provided the Credit Union with the IT infrastructure and oversight necessary to ensure incident-free processing of more than six million transactions annually."

Christensen holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

About AmeriNat

AmeriNat is an industry leader in servicing loan portfolios owned or originated by government, quasi-government, financial institutions, private investors and non-profit entities nationwide. Founded in 1975, AmeriNat manages more than $8 billion in loans and related deposits for approximately 300 city, county, state, PACE and NGO clients (including more than 100 Habitat for Humanity affiliates).  AmeriNat is a registered or licensed loan servicer in 47 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in addition to being approved by HUD and Fannie Mae.  Additional information available at

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Contact: Adrienne Thorson, Chairwoman and CEO 
(866) 779-5545

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