People in the News
SECU, Linthicum, Md., has named Stacey K. Rineer to be the credit union’s new controller. Rineer comes to SECU from Seton Keough High School, where she served as director of finance and operations. In that position, Rineer was responsible for all critical business processes at the school, including cash management, payroll, tuition billing and collections, financial aid administration and annual budget preparation. She also managed human resources, maintained all insurance coverage and assisted in the development of the school’s annual technology plan. Rineer previously was a partner at Clifton Gunderson LLP, where she managed a portfolio of 45 clients, generating $1.7 million in annual fees. There, she served as the engagement partner on the audit of a variety of middle market clients, including a number of business risk services clients in the financial services industry. She was also a member of the Baltimore office’s marketing and business development team. The graduate of King’s College started her professional career at the Baltimore office of Ernst & Young LLP, where she rose from staff accountant to senior manager. She managed the audits of both large, publicly held commercial clients and privately held middle market clients in the financial services, technology, consumer finance, leading and health care industries. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Rineer was recognized as a Smart CPA by Smart CEO Magazine in 2009.
Workers’ Credit Union, Fitchburg, Mass., named J. Timothy Smith chief financial officer and treasurer. Smith is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry as a financial manager. His experience includes many years with KPMG and Darling Consulting Group, as an auditor and consultant to financial institutions. In addition, Smith was a financial manager at Berkeley Federal Bank in Florida and First City Bank in Texas. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from the CT Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He lives in Franklin, where he serves on his town’s finance committee and is treasurer of the Boy Scout of America’s Troop 99.
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Honolulu, announced the promotions of Floralyn Wassum to branch manager of Hawaii State FCU’s newest branch location at the Kapolei Shopping Center and Maria Pacupac to teller services supervisor of Hawaii State FCU’s new Kapolei branch. Wassum will be responsible for directing and administering the operational efforts of the branch, as well as overseeing provision of a full range of services to credit union members and prospective members. Wassum has been employed at Hawaii State FCU since 2006 and previously served as assistant branch manager at Hickam FCU. Pacupac’s responsibilities will include directing and administering the operational efforts of the teller services section, ensuring that established policies and procedures are followed, and that members are promptly and professionally served. Pacupac has been employed at Hawaii State FCU since 2006 and brings more than nine years of financial industry experience, having previously served as an operations supervisor at Territorial Savings Bank.
Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, Fort Wayne, Ind., promoted Kelly Johns to assistant vice president, human resources. Johns joined Partners 1st in 1999 and has previously held the positions of human resources administrator and most recently human resources manager.
RCU, Eau Claire, Wis., named Julie Wilson as home loan representative and loan originator for the New Richmond area. Wilson joins a dynamic home loan team that offers a variety of options from zero down payment programs to traditional 15-, 30- and 40-year fixed mortgages. She will be responsible for providing residential mortgage lending and assistance out of RCU’s New Richmond Office. Wilson has 12 years of experience working in the mortgage and title business. Most recently, she worked at Postal Credit Union in North St. Paul, Minn., for seven years. Wilson is currently enrolled at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn., and is working toward a degree in business.
Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa, announced that Ashley Conover has been hired to the position of production traffic coordinator. Conover, a resident of Ankeny, was previously employed at Wiley-Blackwell Publishing as a senior marketing product manager. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing and management, from Wartburg College.
Local Government Federal Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C., announced the addition of Chris Brown to its Research Triangle Advisory Council, which comprises Chatham and Durham counties. Brown, who is a managing member of Vaughn-Brown Wealth Management LLC, will be an integral part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative not only to educate people on the benefits of credit union membership, but also to relay feedback to the board of directors regarding available/potentially available products and services, delivery of service and member needs. Advisory council members, who represent the philosophical character of the credit union and contribute their time without compensation, function as LGFCU’s eyes and ears throughout the state, serving as liaisons between credit union members and nonmembers and LGFCU management.
OSU Federal, Dallas, announced that Bonnie Beck has been promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager. Beck started with OSU Federal in June 2003 at the Monmouth Branch and assumed the assistant branch manager position at Dallas in November 2005. She was named the recipient of OSU Federal’s community contribution award for 2011. Beck is currently serving on the board for the Dallas Area Visitors’ Center and also volunteers for Polk County Association of Realtors, Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce, Law Enforcement for Youth and the Dallas High School Band Boosters.