HOPE Inside National Advisory Board Member Since: March 2016
Mihaela started her career with First National Bank of Omaha in 1998 as a credit risk analyst in the credit card division. Mihaela spent most of her career in management roles in Credit Risk, Decision Sciences, and Marketing. After the recent economic downturn, she was asked to start a new business, issuing credit to consumers who had been impacted by the financial crisis and wanted to rebuild their credit. Only in three years that business served to have over 200,000 customers.
Currently, Mihaela manages the bank’s compliance with consumer protection regulations and leads a team of over fifty compliance professionals.
Prior to First National Bank, Mihaela taught Applied Statistics in a University in Iasi, Romania.
Mihaela graduated from the University of Iasi, Romania, with a Master’s in Economics, and finished the coursework for a PhD in Applied Statistics. She also holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
In her time outside work, Mihaela spends time with her husband and two sons, and is passionate about poverty, financial education, children and minorities.