Andrews Federal Credit Union, Suitland, Md., announced Jim Hayes as its new executive vice president/chief financial officer. Before coming to Andrews Federal Credit Union, Hayes was employed by WesCorp as the senior vice president/chief financial officer. He also held federal examiner positions with both the Office of Thrift Supervision and the NCUA.
First Citizens' Federal Credit Union, Fairhaven, Mass., announced the appointment of Marianne DeCosta and Frederica DeMoranville to branch manager positions. DeCosta will ensure the highest levels of member service within the credit union's new Mattapoisett location. She has 23 years of banking experience from her employment at Eastern Bank, where she held the position of senior assistant branch manager, and has also worked as an office manager at a local brokerage company. DeMoranville will be responsible for retail sales, staff development, branch operations management and community relations at the credit union's New Bedford South branch. She has a diverse range of experience in banking accumulated over a span of 27 years, 23 of which were in branch management. Her most recent title was assistant treasurer and branch manager for Citizens Union Savings Bank in Fall River, Mass.
Hudson River Community Credit Union, Corinth, N.Y., has hired Paula J. Sheely as its new accounting manager/compliance officer. In this position, Sheely will direct the operations of the credit union's accounting department, including maintenance of ledgers and accounting entries, and ensure that policies and procedures of the credit union comply with appropriate laws and regulations pertaining to the financial services industry. Prior to joining HRCCU, Sheely served as accounting/IT manager for NSK Steering Systems America Inc., Bennington, Vt., from 2008-2010 where she was extensively involved in the development and management of the strategic direction of the business, analyzed and monitored capital projects, implemented financial policies and procedures, and managed both IT and accounting staffs.
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Germantown, Md., has announced that the chairman of its board of directors, Elliot Margolis, is passing the torch to Robert Roop. During his 32 years as chairman, Margolis saw MAFCU's membership charter go from a single-sponsor employee group, to the Upper Montgomery County community to, eventually, the entire community of Montgomery County. Under his leadership, the credit union's asset size grew to just under $250 million. Roop has served on MAFCU's board of directors since 2005. As MAFCU's new chairman, he will chair the executive committee and serve on the management committee.
Credit Union Executives Society, Madison, Wis., announced the certification of 14 senior executives. The new CSEs who successfully completed the CUES School of Applied Strategic Management ?program are Tammy Christian, Monte Crowl, Scott Derber, Niel Devasir, Mary Grace Evans, Linda Garboczi, Denise Goforth, Deborah Greenspane, Jeff Kennedy, Ryan Olson, Michael Quintana, Jessica Ridsdale, Kenneth Savoie and Kim Woodward.
Community First Credit Union, Jacksonville, Fla., has named Cynthia Holt the new manager of its Northside branch. As part of the management team of Community First, Holt will direct the overall branch operations of the Northside location as well as being responsible for staff development, training and member satisfaction initiatives. Holt comes to Community First from Wachovia Bank, where she was a financial center manager in the Gainesville, Fla., area. With more than 10 years of financial management experience, Holt has also served as a branch manager at RCB Bank and Capital City Bank in Gainesville.
CU Xpress Lease, Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Mark Chandler its vice president-West Coast operations. Chandler will be responsible for developing business relationships and introducing the CU Xpress Leasing product to credit unions in the western region through its new office in the Los Angeles area. As the former president of a Chatsworth, Calif.-based Autoland, Chandler has over 25 years of experience overseeing relationships with credit unions and auto dealerships.
Mindspace, a Tempe, Ariz. advertising agency, has hired Jason G. Meyers as director of public relations. Meyers most recently served as director of public relations for Phoenix-based Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, where he successfully created integrated PR campaigns highlighting the organization's marketing, lending, recruitment and community development programs. Meyers also effectively launched the credit union's social media monitoring and online reputation management programs, and created official crisis PR policies during major spikes in home foreclosures, financial fraud cases and branch robberies.
Ongoing Operations, LLC, Hagerstown, Md., a business continuity CUSO, recently welcomed Kyle Stutzman as its new director of level 1 and 2 client support and infrastructure. Prior to joining Ongoing Operations, Stutzman served as vice president technology systems for DuPont Community Credit Union. During his seven years there, his responsibilities grew from overseeing daily technical systems to leading all strategic technology initiatives and managing two service and support departments. Stutzman holds an MBA from Colorado Technical University and a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Mennonite University.