GFA Federal Credit Union Announces Mandella as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Nov 10, 2021 | News

GFA Federal Credit Union welcomes Todd Mandella as Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer. Bringing a combination of extensive banking management experience, operational expertise, regulatory compliance, and strategic leadership to GFA.

“As an organization, we continue to grow our offerings for our members and it is an exciting time”, said Joshua I. Brier, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I believe that Todd’s appointment as COO will help round out the skills needed today, and tomorrow, on our management team. His past experiences will prove to be invaluable when partnered with our strong financial position, our dedicated team, and our commitment to our members and communities.”

In this role, Mandella will have the responsibility of leading retail branch operations, overseeing member-facing back-office support and cash management services, facilities management, and contributing to the Credit Union’s strategic objectives and execution. 

“What I found most compelling about GFA was that it is, and always has been, a forward-thinking credit union. I am proud to be part of this organization; GFA is poised for continued success and I’m looking forward to helping take the organization to the next level,” said Todd Mandella, EVP / Chief Operating Officer.

Todd Mandella holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Economics from Trinity College and sits on various Boards throughout Worcester County. Previous to GFA, Todd spent the last twenty years working at national, regional, and community bank institutions overseeing a variety of commercial lending and cash management functions. Having grown up in Worcester, he has great familiarity with the North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire markets.

About GFA Federal Credit Union
Established in 1938, GFA Federal Credit Union stands as one of the last original financial institutions in the Gardner area, with more than $675 million in assets and ten convenient full-service branch locations throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. GFA offers personal and business banking, home mortgages, investment management, and insurance services. For more information please visit

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