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Interra Announces Promotion, New Hire

April 3, 2019 –Lexy Hayford has been promoted to the position of Mortgage Loan Originator at Interra Credit Union, Goshen, Ron Cannon, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, announced recently. She will serve members with all types of residential purchase and refinance loans – conventional, construction, FHA and USDA programs.

Hayford is headquartered at Interra’s Elkhart-CR 17 office, primarily serving members in the Elkhart, Mishawaka/South Bend and Southwest Michigan markets. She began her career at Interra four years ago and has experience in retail services, mortgage processing and, most recently, as a consumer loan underwriter. “Our members will benefit from Lexy’s experience at Interra, together with her passion to serve and build long-standing relationships,” Cannon noted.

“I am committed to assist members, from beginning to end, through the entire home-buying experience,” Hayford said. “I will work diligently with each member to find the mortgage program that is best suited to the borrower’s needs.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, in 2013. Hayford is a lifelong Edwardsburg, MI, resident and lives there with her husband and two young sons.


Jake Teshka has been hired as a Business Development Officer at Interra Credit Union, Goshen, Mike Blosser, Senior Vice President/Business Services, announced recently. In his new position, he will focus on building new business relationships and serving existing members, primarily in Elkhart, St. Joseph, Marshall and Kosciusko counties.

“I look forward to put my passion for business growth to work for our members,” Teshka said. “I value relationships above everything else and strive every day to possess a servant’s attitude.”

Teshka earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, and went on to Indiana University, South Bend, where he received a Master of Public Affairs degree. A South Bend native, he is involved in his community, serving on the South Bend Common Council and board member of the South Bend Public Transportation Board; volunteers at the South Bend

Center for the Homeless and is active in his church.