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1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, Yorktown, Va., has named Lorrie Carter as the credit union’s new marketing director. Prior to joining 1st Advantage, Carter worked with AdvancePath Academics in Williamsburg, Va., where she was responsible for company brand presence, marketing oversight, data analytics and multimedia campaign management. Before AdvancePath, Carter was the marketing manager/director with Perfect Commerce in Hampton, Va., where she developed and maintained marketing programs for the company’s North American and European sales groups. Carter holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the College of William and Mary and a master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.
As marketing director, Carter will be responsible for developing the policies and programs for credit union marketing, and planning and directing the efforts of the 1st Advantage marketing team. Carter will also advise and assist the president and other 1st Advantage departments with marketing and brand development strategies.
Affinity Federal Credit Union, Basking Ridge, N.J., announced that Gregory T. Simpson has been named chairman of the board. Simpson began volunteering with Affinity in 2005 and has served as treasurer and secretary of the board. He has also chaired the supervisory committee as well as the nominating committee. He has served on numerous committees including the executive committee, governance committee and as the board liaison to the asset-liability committee. Simpson’s professional experience includes leading $3 billion businesses and organizations with more than 100 employees. He is currently principal at GTSE Consulting, a strategic management consulting firm focusing on digital and traditional marketing, as well as product line strategy. Simpson also spent more than a decade in a variety of positions at AT&T, including executive director of digital marketing, e-commerce, and online self-servicing, and executive director of marketing and product management. Simpson holds a master of business administration degree in marketing and a master of science degree in international business from Seton Hall University, as well as a certification in executive leadership from Cornell University.
Leominster Credit Union, Leominster, Mass., recently announced that Tom Clancy has been hired as vice president of information technology. He will manage all aspects of the information technology department. Clancy brings more than 24 years of financial services experience to his position. Prior to joining LCU, Clancy was most recently vice president of operations and information technology at Central One Federal Credit Union. Clancy holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Massachusetts.
Numerica Credit Union, Spokane, Wash., announced that Wendie Ellis was recently promoted to assistant vice president of branch administration. Ellis has 20 years of experience in the financial industry and her last 11 years have been spent with Numerica. Her most recent position was as branch manager at the Wandermere branch. Ellis obtained her associate’s degree in business management from Penn Foster College. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management with a minor in finance from Colorado Technical University. Her new position with Numerica will involve overseeing the Lyons, Wandermere, Airway Heights, Hayden and Coeur d’Alene branches. Lisa Sunderman was also recently hired at the credit union as assistant vice president of enterprise risk management in Spokane Valley. Sunderman, who is a CPA, comes to Numerica after working for seven years with Sterling Financial Corp. and Sterling Bank, where she most recently held the title of audit and risk review director. She received a bachelor’s degree in business management with a major in accounting from Central Washington University and a master’s degree in business administration from Gonzaga University.
Consumers Credit Union, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced that Frank Eagle has retired from the board of after 27 years of service. Consumers had $4 million in assets when Eagle first became part of the board in 1984, and it now has more than $385 million. Eagle has witnessed nearly every new product and service launched, plus the opening of 12 offices. Prior to his retirement, Eagle worked for Consumers Energy for 35 years. Before that, he worked as a culinary chef for 14 years.
CUNA Mutual Group Mortgage Insurance Co., San Francisco, has promoted Scott Romesburg to vice president of operations. In this new position, Romesburg will supervise CMG MI’s departments for underwriting and MI operations, policy servicing and billing, loss mitigation and claims, and corporate information technology. He joined CMG MI as director of information technology in 2007; underwriting and operations were added to his responsibilities in 2009. In 2011, he was promoted to senior director. Prior to joining CMG MI, Romesburg served in successive IT roles at PMI Mortgage Insurance Co., one of CMG MI’s parent companies.
Fiserv, Inc., Brookfield, Wis., announced the appointment of Dennis F. Lynch to its board. Lynch has been a major contributor to the U.S. payments industry for more than 30 years, driving the adoption of card and payment solutions. He is currently the chairman at Cardtronics, Inc., the largest owner and operator of retail ATMs worldwide. He is also a director and former chairman of the Secure Remote Payments Council, a cross-industry organization dedicated to accelerating the growth, development, and market adoption of more secure ecommerce and mobile payments. Lynch was previously the chairman and CEO of RightPath Payments, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. He served as the CEO of NYCE Corporation from 1996 to 2004. During his tenure, NYCE grew from a regional payments company to one of national scale. Lynch also served on the board of Open Solutions Inc. from 2005 to 2007.