Dover Federal Credit Union, Dover, Del. has announced that Belinda Burke has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer at the credit union. Burke has had over 20 years of diversified credit union experience that includes the areas of accounting, financial management, operations, branch administration, information technology, compliance, and internal audit. In addition, she has attended the CUES CEO Institute, where she earned the designation of certified chief executive. Burke graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in finance. She is a licensed certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.
SECU Credit Union, Baltimore, has named Krystal Delaney to serve as assistant manager of its UMB branch. In her new position, Delaney will be responsible for managing the member service at the branch, coaching the UMB branch staff, and meeting UMB member’s needs with a full line of retail and business products. Delaney previously was an assistant manager at TD Bank. Prior to joining TD Bank in 2006, Delaney served as a financial service representative and an on-the-job trainer with SunTrust Banks and led the data entry department at the Regulus Group.
St. Mary’s Bank, Manchester, N.H., announced the appointment of Richard Haney to residential loan originator. Haney will help lead residential lending efforts in the Greater Nashua area, at St. Mary’s newest mortgage center in Nashua. Haney recently worked for People’s United Bank as a residential lending sales officer and previously served as mortgage officer and wholesale area manager at CUMEX Mortgage Service Center in Lexington, Mass. Haney earned a degree in business administration from Framingham State University.
First Community Credit Union, Chesterfield, Mo., has redistributed the responsibilities of upper management. Cindy Woods has been named vice president of operations and will oversee the functions of all 37 locations plus new branch projects. Phil Hanna has been promoted to vice president/controller and will oversee accounting and all electronic banking services. Kristen Bland has been promoted to vice president of administration and will oversee human resources and facilities. Mary Ellen Schroeder has been named assistant vice president of mortgages. Aaron Chapman has been named assistant vice president of lending, Derek Smith has been named assistant vice president of collections, Joe Radeke has been named assistant vice president of indirect lending. Carrie Kerley has been named assistant vice president of business services. Cindy McAvity has been named assistant vice president of IRA. Sue Strutman has been named assistant vice president of the member service center, and Julie Carmody has been named assistant vice president/branch coordinator of Illinois.
Veridian Credit Union, Ankeny, Iowa, announced that Karla Caffrey has been promoted to mortgage loan originator. Caffrey was previously a loan officer. She has been employed at Veridian for more than 33 years.
Local Government Federal Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C., announced the promotion of Jennifer Gleason to vice president, membership and volunteer development and Eric Johnson to vice president, information technology. Gleason joined LGFCU 2003 as marketing officer, after which she moved to membership development manager in 2004. In her new role, she will focus on developing programs and strategies to best engage members, units, volunteers and branches, as well as the credit union’s partnering organizations. Gleason graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degree in journalism and mass communication and holds several North Carolina insurance licenses. Johnson joined LGFCU in August of 2011 as senior network engineer before being promoted to information technology manager in February 2012. Prior to that, he worked with LGFCU as a contractor with Secure Enterprises. As vice president of IT, he will oversee the administration and direction of the credit union in all things related to IT, as well as develop long-range objectives, strategic plans and organizational efficiency. Johnson is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds numerous industry certifications.
PSCU, St. Petersburg, Fla., has recently named Brian Caldarelli as the new chief financial officer. Caldarelli brings a diverse background in finance, strategy deployment and enterprise risk management to the credit union. Since 2008, Caldarelli served as chief financial officer of the European division of Recall Corp., a global document management company. His previous experiences also include senior financial roles with Bank of America and National Services Industries. Caldarelli holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Stetson University and an MBA from Emory University.
Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins, Ga., announced the newest addition to its business services team, Matt Cloutier. Cloutier has 10 years of financial experience with three years of that in the business lending industry. He began working at SunTrust Bank in 2003. Prior to joining Robins FCU, he was employed with Certus Bank. Cloutier has a B.S. in Arts-History from Georgia State University.
Security Service Federal Credit Union, San Antonio, Texas, announced today that Todd Freedman has joined the credit union as a commercial loan officer. Freedman will be responsible for developing new business and expanding existing commercial loan relationships. Prior to joining SSFCU, Freedman served as a vice president of commercial loans at Omni Bank. He brings with him more than five years of experience in commercial lending. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas.
Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union, Austin, Texas, has named Michael Miller as the credit union’s new senior vice president/chief financial officer. Miller brings with him over 10 years of leadership, management and financial experience. He most recently served as vice president of accounting of Fort Worth City Credit Union. Miller is a 2006 graduate of the CUNA Management School and served as the treasurer of the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions for four years.
Lacamas Community Credit Union, Camus, Wash., announced that it has promoted Eric Petracca to chief financial officer. Petracca has been the interim CFO since March 2012 and has been with Lacamas for more than eight years. In 2011, he graduated from Western CUNA Management School and a designation as a credit union compliance expert and Bank Secrecy Act compliance specialist. Petracca has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Washington State University.
OnPoint Community Credit Union, Portland, Ore., announced that Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer Jim Hunt has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of Financial Beginnings, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides financial education at no cost to children and young adults throughout the Pacific Northwest. Hunt has served on Financial Beginnings’ board of directors since 2010 as treasurer and has more than 20 years of banking and finance experience. Before joining OnPoint, he was a senior vice president in the treasury group at Washington Mutual
Patelco Credit Union, Pleasanton, Calif., has promoted three executives to senior management. Ron Felder was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, and chief credit and risk officer and will be directing the lending, credit and collections related activities for the credit union. Felder has a B.S. in business administration with a financial management concentration from California Polytechnic State University. Ryan Misasi will be assuming the role of executive vice president and chief retail officer. Misasi joined Patelco in 2009 with more than 15 years of experience in the field of sales and operations. Misasi has a B.S. in economics from Saint Mary’s College of California. Scott Waite was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer for Patelco Credit Union. Waite also serves as the CEO of Patelcorp Inc., the investment and insurance arm of Patelco Credit Union. Waite joined Patelco in 1994 and has served as the chief financial officer for Patelco Credit Union for the past 15 years. Waite is a graduate of the executive program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and received his B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles.
Securian Financial Group, St. Paul, Minn., announced that Christopher R. Sebald was promoted to president of Advantus Capital Management, a Securian subsidiary. Formerly executive vice president and chief investment officer of Advantus, Sebald will continue to serve as chief information officer. Sebald has been active in the investment industry for 24 years, 15 of them with Advantus. As CIO, he will continue to oversee investment policy, strategy formulation, product development and business development. Sebald also will continue his involvement in portfolio management for several fixed-income portfolios in the Securian Funds Trust, institutional portfolios and the Ivy Bond Fund, which Advantus sub advises. Sebald, has a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota. Securian Financial Group also announced that its president, Christopher M. Hilger, was elected to the company’s board of directors. Hilger became president of Securian in January. Hilger oversees all of Securian’s insurance businesses and its IT division and also serves as CEO of Allied Solutions LLC, a Securian subsidiary that distributes insurance products and services to financial institution. A 25-year veteran of the insurance industry, Hilger joined Securian in 2004 when the company purchased Allied Solutions. In 2007, he was named senior vice president of Securian’s Financial Institution Group and in 2010 was promoted to executive vice president and also given accountability for the company’s group life insurance business.