People in the News - May 29, 2013
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. announced the promotion of Scott VanZandt to chief financial officer. VanZandt earned his MBA from Marist College and his undergraduate degree in accounting from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. He is a graduate of the 2008 Leadership Dutchess Program and past recipient of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Forty Under 40 Award. VanZandt began his career with HVFCU in May of 1997 as a mail teller in the CU’s member services department. Over the next 10 years, he held a variety of positions in the accounting department with increasing responsibilities, including accounting assistant, accounting manager and controller. Since 2011, he has held the position of vice president of financial planning, analysis and compliance.
Aventa Credit Union, Colorado Springs, Colo., recently named Howard Smith mortgage manager. Smith has more than 42 years of lending experience that he brings to Aventa. Smith is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Aventa’s mortgage department, supervising the credit union’s mortgage loan officers, underwriting mortgage loans and growing Aventa’s mortgage portfolio across all service areas. Prior to coming to Aventa, Smith worked for eight years at Rocky Mountain Bank and Trust as their chief credit officer. Smith has prior credit union experience working as the vice-president of real estate lending at golden plains credit union in Garden City, Kan. Smith holds a bachelor of business administration degree with an economics emphasis from Texas Tech University.
Indiana Members Credit Union, Indianapolis, announced that Melissa Duke has joined the organization as a business lending officer. Duke will assist IMCU and the business services team and develop and service new and existing business accounts, as well as actively promote and involve IMCU with the local community. Duke brings 20 years of experience in consumer and commercial lending to her position at IMCU. She is a graduate of Indiana University.
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, Yorktown, Va., has promoted DeAnna Kimrey to business relationship manager. Kimrey has been with 1st Advantage FCU for seven years and has over 14 years’ experience in the financial industry. Taking on a newly created position with the credit union, Kimrey will be responsible for prospecting, acquiring, developing and retaining small business banking relationships for 1st Advantage.