Georgia Examiner Retires After 36 Years
ATLANTA -- Wayne Orr, supervisory manager of credit unions and banks for Georgia's Department of Banking and Finance, retired on June 1 after 36 years of service.
Orr began his career with the department on July 1, 1976 as a financial examiner. He progressed through the examiner ranks and was promoted to the position of supervisory manager on Aug. 1, 1984.
Effective immediately, Mike Killeen is the new supervisory manager for all Georgia credit unions, according to the department. Killeen will remain the supervisory manager for District 2. A 28-year veteran at the department, Killeen is considered one of the state's most experienced credit union examiners, having been in charge of some of Georgia's largest credit unions.
In other department news, Georgia credit unions are invited to attend a July 25 presentation from the Georgia Credit Union Executives Association on the steps being taken by national, state and local entities to support and protect the credit union industry and financial services sector in the event of a natural disaster or cyber or physical threat.
Ted Hansen, deputy director of the financial services information sharing and analysis center, will discuss the center's role and links to the credit union industry. Hansen and Rick Kelly, corporate business continuity manager for Synovus and the cofounder of GeorgiaFIRST, will also discuss the state and local efforts forming through GeorgiaFIRST, the department's regional recovery coalition for the entire financial services industry in Georgia.
The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. July 25 at the King and Prince Hotel at St. Simons Island, Ga. Information can be found at http://gcuea.gcua.org.
GFA FCU Gains SBA Lender Status
GARDNER, Mass. -- The Small Business Administration has granted GFA Federal Credit Union approval to participate in the agency's loan programs.
"With the addition of SBA loans, we can offer small businesses numerous financing solutions to assist them in opening or expanding their business," said Rick Egan, business development officer at GFA FCU. "This is just another example of the many ways in which we continue to help our members, whether they are consumers or businesses, and to help our communities succeed."
The $231 million GFA FCU offers business loans, business checking, financial analysis, merchant services, and employee benefits through its Business Suite of Solutions.
Mortgage Builder Names Resovsky VP
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Mortgage Builder Software, maker of loan origination software, has announced that Liz Resovsky has been promoted to the newly created post of vice president of operations.
She previously ran the company's customer support department and will continue to manage that critical function in addition to heading up the product development effort, working closely with clients and Mortgage Builder's programmers on customizations and improvements to the company's flagship loan origination software platform.
Resovsky joined Mortgage Builder in 1997 from a Michigan regional mortgage banker, where she was in charge of secondary marketing. Prior, she ran operations for a mortgage banking firm, helping build the company from six employees to 300 and preparing its purchase by a national financial services company. Wearing many hats at Mortgage Builder over the years, she was a key component in the company's growth from a dozen clients to over 100 companies today, the company said in a statement.
"The best part of my job is working with clients," Resovsky said. "That won't change in my new capacity, and I am looking forward to working closely with our programmers to make client requests part of future releases of Mortgage Builder."
"Liz Resovsky was part of our core management team during our most important period of growth," said Keven Smith, Mortgage Builder's president/CEO. "She will play an even more important role during our next big phase, as we introduce more innovation and integrate more services into our platform. She's an essential component to both our past and future success stories."