Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Bethpage, N.Y., announced the promotion of Linda Armyn to senior vice president. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Armyn joined the credit union in 2001. For each consecutive year since 2006, Long Island Business News has named her one of the top 50 women of Long Island. James Breen was promoted to senior vice president, information systems. A graduate of City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Breen joined the credit union in 2007 as vice president, information systems. Prior to joining Bethpage, he was vice president, business infrastructure manager for JPMorgan Private Bank.
Credit Union Association of New York, Albany, N.Y., announced that Christopher Pajak, human resources/management consultant earned certification as a professional in human resources. The certification, awarded by the HR Certification Institute, signifies that Pajak possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.
HarborOne Credit Union, Brockton, Mass., announced the naming of Donna Lanigan as branch officer of its Abington office. Lanigan has more than 23 years of banking experience, having previously held the position of vice president, branch manager at Sovereign Bank in Canton. She attended Boston College, where she studied finance and accounting.
Community First Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., announced the naming of Brent Mangini to director of consumer lending. Mangini has more than 14 years of management experience in the banking and the credit industry. Most recently he served as vice president of commercial lending at Branch Banking & Trust in Naples, Fla., and was credit supervisor for Compass Bank in Houston. He also has experience in the auto financing industry.
PrimeWay Federal Credit Union, Houston, announced that T. Scott Kreinbring is its new executive vice president. Kreinbring received a bachelor of science degree in accounting at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. He has been working with credit unions his entire professional career. For the last seven years, Kreinbring has served as the CEO of Parkside Credit Union in Michigan.
River City Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, announced the promotions of Sean Fisher to vice president of consumer lending and Janie Cortez to branch manager of the credit union's Jackson Keller office. Formerly branch manager of the Jackson Keller office, Fisher has been with the credit union since 2004. He was previously with Pentagon Federal Credit Union. Cortez started her career at the credit union in 2001. She was most recently assistant branch manager of the Bitters office.
Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa, announced that Paul Farmer that has been promoted to the position of innovation officer. Farmer has been with the credit union for 11 years. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with degrees in business and communications studies.
Financial One Credit Union, Columbia Heights, Minn., announced that Previn Solberg is its new president /CEO. Solberg replaces Richard Valois, who is retiring after 24 years in the credit union industry. Solberg comes with 11 years of experience in the credit union industry, most recently as executive vice president of the credit union.
Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif., announced Robin Ramsay has joined the organization as director, mortgage product management. She was previously managing director for Clayton Holdings Inc. Her mortgage banking experience includes roles as first vice president, transaction management for Countrywide Securities Corp. and as strategic account manager for Fannie Mae.
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Phoenix, announced that employee Marissa McGee was awarded, "Site-Based Big Sister of the Year" from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Arizona. McGee was recognized for her volunteer efforts at Balsz Elementary School in Phoenix. The credit union's partnership with Balsz provides opportunities for employees to mentor and teach students the basics of smart money management for an hour each week.
RSM McGladrey, San Francisco, announced the promotions of two people within its credit union regulatory compliance practice. Tom Drago was promoted to supervisor, and Chris Mathiesen was promoted to senior associate.