Saugus Financial Insurance Agency, LLC, Saugus, Mass., welcomed as president Jeanne Grant, successor, longtime associate and daughter of former President David A. LeBlanc. LeBlanc, a former director of Saugus FCU and affiliate of SFIA, has more than 30 years of experience working with insurance agencies. Grant joined the agency in 2004 after serving 15 years as a travel agent.
Credit Union Association of New York, Albany, N.Y., selected financial analyst Jo-Anne Harvey from Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union as the newest member of the Young Professionals Commission, a group of individuals under 35 charged with recruiting young adults to the credit union and raising credit union awareness among youth. A resident of Elmont, Harvey has worked with NEFCU since 2007 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Spelman College in Atlanta.
Sunmark Federal Credit Union, Latham, N.Y., promoted marketing specialist Lisa Cangelosi to marketing associate. Cangelosi's new responsibilities with the credit union will include internal and external online channel development as well as coordinating marketing communications to increase awareness. Cangelosi has a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from the University of Virginia and currently holds a position on the steering committee of the Chamber of Commerce's Women's Business Council for the Albany-Colonie area.
Suffolk Federal Credit Union, Medford, N.Y., announced that Ralph D. Spencer Jr. has assumed the position of vice president of consumer lending at the credit union. Spencer has more than 29 years of experiencing in lending and retail banking and recently served as the director of development with Veriana Networks Inc. where he was responsible for the overseeing of shareholding and community relations. Spencer holds a bachelor of science in business from Friends University in Wichita, Kan.
Coventry Credit Union, Coventry, R.I., announced the promotion of Maureen Jendzejec. The former vice president of lending, who has been with the credit union since 1976, will assume the role of senior vice president, compliance officer. She also serves as chairwoman/secretary of the credit committee at Coventry.
Eglin Federal Credit Union, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., honored Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Pat Gray for 40 years of service at the organization. Gray is the credit union's first employee to ever achieve 40 years of tenure. Throughout her career, Gray has filled numerous roles, including marketing director, branch manager, vice president of marketing and compliance, and vice president of branch operations. She has been with Eglin Federal long enough to see the credit union more than double its assets and member count.
Georgia Power Federal Credit Union, Atlanta, announced that Timothy D. Smith will fill the chief operating officer position. In addition to serving as vice-chairman of the board of a local Atlanta credit union, Smith also has held positions with Bank of America and The People's Bank, and comes to Georgia Power with 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, Alpena, Mich., announced at an organizational meeting that Mary Reitler has assumed a position on the credit union's board of directors. Reitler has a bachelor's degree in education from Michigan State University and a master's in guidance and counseling from Central Michigan University. With 34 years of experience in the education field, Reitler has worked with special needs students and served as principal in Oscoda Area High School.
Ent Corporate Banking Team, Colorado Springs, Colo., has acquired Michael Steppenbacker, former vice president of business banking for American National Bank, as a corporate banking officer. With more than 10 years of experience in the finance industry and a bachelor's degree in financial management, Steppenbacker was received with much enthusiasm by the current employees of Corporate Banking. Steppenbacker is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.
OnPoint Community Credit Union, Portland, Ore., announced the promotion of Cindy Owen to the position of vice president/branch manager. Owen, who transferred to Gresham in 2004, has served with the credit union for 11 years and previously held the position of branch manager. Ed Bonilla, manager of the credit union's Kruse Meadows branch who has also served with the credit union for 11 years, was promoted to the position of vice president/branch manager at his own site.
San Gabriel Valley Postal Credit Union, Covina, Calif., announced that John Meeks will assume the role of president/CEO of the credit union. With more than 20 years of experience working with credit unions, Meeks has served as vice president of consumer lending, business development and marketing at other organizations throughout his career. He also received a Master of Business Administration from the University of La Verne.
Paragon Consulting Group, Olympia, Wash., announced the additions of John Eslinger, CIA, as compliance officer and Jeffrey Pelky as internal auditor. Eslinger previously held the position of compliance officer for Washington Mutual's commercial loan division. He graduated with a B.B.A. Degree in Accounting/Economics from Boise State University and obtained certification as a certified internal auditor in 1991. Pelky received his compliance and internal audit experience at Horizon Bank. He served as compliance analyst at First Independent Bank in Vancouver, Wash. Pelky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Western Washington University.
National Creditors Connection, Inc., Lake Forest, Calif., announced the hiring of Dan Lozier and Shawn Bondy as the organization's national account managers. Bondy and Lozier will be responsible for developing connections with the corporation's mortgage servicers, state and local banks, finance companies and credit unions. Lozier has 14 years of experience in client relations, soliciting business prospects and expanding company services while Bondy specializes in developing partnerships in the mortgage industry.