Millbury Federal Credit Union, Millbury, Mass., announced that Bernie Bellerose has been promoted to assistant vice president of loan counseling. Bellerose started at MCU in 1996 as a collector.
The Credit Union League of Connecticut, Wallingford, Conn., announced the appointment of Anthony L. Emerson as the new president/CEO. Emerson currently is the vice president of Finance, Accounting, and Operations at Maine Savings FCU in Hampden, Maine.
Vermont Federal Credit Union, Burlington, Vt., announced that Victoria Norton has been hired as a mortgage loan officer at the 55 Old Orchard Road, St. Albans branch.
First New York Federal Credit Union, Schenectady, N.Y., announced the promotion of Katarzyna Rice to the position of assistant branch manager of the Glenville branch. Rice started at First New York FCU in 2000 as a teller.
Pawtucket Credit Union, Pawtucket, R.I., announced the following promotions: George Charette from senior vice president and chief financial officer to executive vice president and CFO. Madeline Glaude from assistant vice president of branch administration to vice president of branch administration. Anne Marie Tremblay from assistant vice president of information technology to vice president of IT. Patricia Webb from assistant vice president of retail lending to vice president of retail lending. William Dawson from senior mortgage originator/manager to vice president of mortgage origination. Melinda Gaudreau from assistant branch administrator to assistant vice president branch administration. Emilia Almeida Rainey from accounting manager to assistant vice president/assistant controller.
Security Service Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, has appointed Sandra Quinn to the senior mortgage officer position at its newest service center at the Rim shopping center. Previously, Quinn provided mortgage services at the De Zavala location.
Destinations Credit Union, Baltimore, Md., announced Director Richard Rhinehart will celebrate his 100th birthday on March 10. Rhinehart has served Destinations CU for nearly 60 years, and served on the Board of Directors for most of that time. A few years ago, when he stepped down from the board he was made an honorary director. Rhinehart still attends every meeting, and even works on special projects at the credit union such as helping to rebuild the storage room.
CFE Federal Credit Union, Lake Mary, Fla., announced that Lisa Gomes is a graduate of the CUNA Certification Program and has received the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive. Also, Manager of Collections Annette Boyd was selected as Manager of the Year for 2007, and Marketing Specialist Angela Garabo was selected as Employee of the Year for 2007.
El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union, El Paso, Texas, announced that Larry Moreno has been hired as vice president in charge of lending.
Truliant Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, N.C., announced that Chris Chandless has been hired as the new vice president of its member financial center network.
The Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors, Columbus, Ohio, announced the start of the three-year term for two new board members. Jill Chase, CIA, and Barbara Franco, CPA, CIA started on the board in January. Chase is the vice president of Audit Services for Washington Sate Employees Credit Union. Franco is the internal audit director for Government Employees Credit Union.
USA One Credit Union, Matterson, Ill., announced Karen Gilliam-Brown has been hired as director of finance.
Family Financial Credit Union, Muskegon, Mich., announced the new hires of Tim Kindred, Tammy Topkins, and Erin Folland. Kindred was hired as vice president of lending. Topkins has come back to Family Financial CU as executive vice president. Folland was hired as credit analyst and mortgage specialist.
Catholic Federal Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich., announced the promotion of Amy Mikolaiczik to vice president of project management. Mikolaiczik has been employed at Catholic FCU for the past 12 years as a teller, in the loan department, and the accounting area.
Community One Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, announced the following new hires and promotions: David Fischer has been hired as chief financial officer. Jerrold Rosen has been hired as vice president of marketing. Julie Christensen has been promoted to branch operations support manager. Diane Rafferty is the new Tenaya Bracn manager and Call Center manager. Patricia Bailley is the Horizon and LaBonita Branch manager. Shane Ozuna has been promoted to Center Pointe Branch manager. Thea South has been promoted to Montecito Branch manager. Carla Golightly has been promoted to Renaissance Branch manager. Karin Burgun has been hired as Sahara Branch manager.
Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., announced the hiring of Jim Brekke as senior vice president, chief credit officer. Also, Ron Dobyns has been hired as senior vice president, chief financial officer. Terry Long has been hired as senior vice president, chief information officer.
The Credit Union Association of Colorado and the Credit Union Association of Wyoming, Arvada, Colo., announced the promotion of Michael O'Neill to director of member services. Currently, O'Neill is CUAC/CUAW's certified bank secrecy act compliance specialist. Also, Melissa Vetterling was promoted to grassroots organizer. Vetterling has been at CUAC/CUAW for two years as administrative assistant for the marketing/communications department.
Clark County Credit Union, Las Vegas, announced the hiring of Tami Coyle as peak-time teller at the Windmill branch.
Redwood Credit Union, Santa Rosa, Calif., announced that Michael Wylie has been hired in the information technology department as e-commerce manager.
SWBC, San Antonio, announced the hiring of Stacy Morris as account vice president, providing service to the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
LenderLive, Glendale, Colo., announced the hiring of Steve VanSickler as director of community lending.
Affinity Federal Credit Union, Basking Ridge, N.J. announced Valerie Huber as assistant controller.
Holy Rosary Credit Union, Dover, N.H., announced the promotion of Kristy Randazzo to assistant branch manager of the Dover branch. Randazzo started at Holy Rosary CU in 2003 as a full-time teller. Also, Maria Hicks was promoted to assistant branch manager of the Farmington branch. Hicks started at Holy Rosary CU in 2003 as a teller at the Rochester branch.
FedChoice Federal Credit Union, Washington, D.C., announced the hiring of Michael J. Martin as risk manager. Also, Phyllis D. Mauck has been hired as project manager.
Ellis County Teachers & Employees Federal Credit Union, Waxahachie, Texas, announced the retirement of Assistant Manager Glenda Brasher and the appointment of Sheree Reynolds as her successor.
Georgia Federal Credit Union, Athens, Ga., announced Lisa Thurmond as the new district manager of the Athens branch. Thurmond will manage both Athens locations at 190 Gaines School Road and 1710 S. Lumpkin St.
The Credit Union Executives Society, Madison, Wis., announced the winners of three partial scholarships for its 2008 CEO Institute program: Boyd Gustke, chief lending officer Connexus Credit Union, Callie Huff, chief marketing & education officer Nations Hertitage FCU, and Thomas Vigueras, president/CEO Health Associates FCU. The partial scholarship is for CU executives who are active CUES members, full-time paid CU staff members, and committed to attending the entire three-year CEO Institute program.
Afena Federal Credit Union, Marion, Ind., has presented Member Service Coordinator Dorothy Fisher with its Outstanding Service Award. Fisher has been with Afena FCU for 25 years. Indirect Lending Representative Lorri Furnish received the Outstanding Service Award. Furnish has been with Afena FCU for 11 years. Member Relationship Officer Shirley Embry was spotlighted for helping a member purchase a piece of foreclosed property. Embry has been with the CU for 27 years.
America First Credit Union, Ogden, Utah, has named Nathan Bingham has manager of the Draper Harmons branch. The new branch is schedule to open in April inside the Harmons Grocery Store at 672 East 11400 South, Draper. Bingham has been with American First CU since 1998 as a member service representative.