Premier Community Appoints New CEO
Yang was previously executive vice president at Eagle Legacy Credit Union in Colorado. At Eagle Legacy, Yang was responsible for product and service development, security and compliance and overall organization technology initiatives.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Paul as Premier Community's new president/CEO," said Allan Patterson, chairman of the board. "With over eight years in the credit union industry, we feel his expertise will be utilized well, and we are confident in his ability to do great things at our credit union."
Yang's experience ranges from serving as president of First Choice Financial Services, a CUSO with three owners, to serving as assistant vice president of information technology at Commonwealth Central Credit Union.
"We are confident in Paul's vision and understanding of Premier Community's organizational values and membership needs," Patterson said. "We trust he will maintain a culture and organizational philosophy that will provide outstanding customer service and support to our valued membership and will ensure Premier Community's continued growth and success."
Powles Named GFA FCU CEO
GARDNER, Mass. -- Following the retirement of CEO Charles P. Powles, GFA Federal Credit Union announced that President/Chief Operating Officer Tina M. Sbrega has been appointed president/CEO.
Sbrega started at GFA in 1980 and has held various positions at the credit union since then.
"Tina's leadership, along with her appreciation of the credit union model and community involvement were keys to what we were looking for in our next CEO," said Michael Horrigan, GFA chairman of the board. "We are confident in Tina's leadership, vision and understanding of GFA's organizational values and members' needs."
Sbrega's community involvement includes chair of the board of directors of HOPE, chair of the board of trustees of Heywood Hospital, a member of the board of trustees of Mount Wachusett Community College, past chair of the board of directors for the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and past director of the Massachusetts Credit Union League.
"I am honored and excited to be presented with this opportunity to lead GFA to new heights. The endorsement and ongoing support of the board of directors is appreciated and I look forward to working with them, guiding GFA through these challenging economic times and finding additional ways to assist our members through these challenges," Sbrega said.
CUES on Best Business Schools List
MADISON, Wis. -- Executive education classes offered by the Credit Union Executives Society were recognized among the best business schools of 2008 by BusinessWeek magazine.
CUES' Advanced Leadership Institute I held at Harvard Business School was ranked second on the list. The CEO Institute I: Strategic Planning held at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was ranked fourth; CEO Institute II: Organizational Effectiveness held at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management was ranked 11th; and CEO Institute III: Strategic Leadership Development held at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration was ranked 16th.
Two of CUES international offerings also made the Best International Business Schools of 2008 list. CUES' DLI: Governance held at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto was ranked eighth and CUES' DLI: Strategic Planning held at IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain, was ranked ninth on the list.