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The $776 million St. Mary’s Bank of Manchester, N.H. appointed Pamela Ordway vice president, loan operations manager. Ordway will be responsible for the direct workflow of residential and consumer loan operations, including processing, underwriting, closing, post-closing, and the secondary market portfolio. She served as vice president, processing and underwriting, at Merrimack County Savings Bank for over 20 years. She previously was vice president and senior underwriter at Numerica Savings Bank.
The $627 million Amplify Federal Credit Union of Austin, Texas hired Steve Menczer as vice president of real estate lending. In his new role, Menczer will be responsible for supervising all real estate lending functions and managing the lending department to ensure members receive the best services and loan rates possible. Before joining Amplify, Menczer was the investor channel manager for the $2.9 billion San Antonio Credit Union, where he managed all secondary market investor relationships. Prior to that, he SAFCU’s wholesale mortgage manager. Menczer will oversee Amplify’s processing, origination, underwriting, secondary marketing, second liens and mortgage loan servicing.
The $675 million DATCU Credit Union of Denton, Texas announced that Lety Arista and Carrie Gorman have joined the credit union’s insurance division. Arista brings more than 13 years of property and casualty insurance experience to her new position. She spent the last five years with State Farm Insurance. She is in her senior year at the University of North Texas where she will soon complete her BBA in risk management. Gorman also joins DATCU from State Farm Insurance. She is licensed in property and casualty insurance and brings a wealth of knowledge and excitement with her to the credit union. She has been serving the industry since October 2000.
The $3.3 billion Kinecta Federal Credit Union of Manhattan Beach, Calif. announced that Steven J. Glouberman has been promoted to senior vice president, chief risk officer & general counsel. He has served as Kinecta’s general counsel since April 2008. Reporting directly to Keith Sultemeier, president/CEO, Glouberman will oversee all legal and enterprise risk management functions impacting the credit union and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Kinecta, Glouberman was general counsel for ResMAE Mortgage Corp. He also opened and developed his own law practice and served as senior associate specializing in commercial and financial litigation and insolvency for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
The $7.4 billion Security Service Federal Credit Union of San Antonio announced the promotion of Ronnette Pittman to area manager of the central district. In her new position, Pittman will be responsible for overall operations, member service and meeting area goals for the branches. Pittman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University. She joined SSFCU in 1999 as a senior member service officer and has since held multiple positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as a branch manager.
The $950 million Unitus Community Credit Union of Portland, Ore. announced the addition of Brian Alfano as vice president of member services. Alfano will provide strategic leadership over Unitus’ member experience to ensure consistency across delivery channels, including branch operations, member support, and products and services. He is a former vice president with Umpqua Bank.
The $502 million Financial Center Federal Credit Union of Indianapolis recently hired Jeff Olbina as a financial adviser. Olbina joins the credit union through its partnership with broker-dealer, CUSO Financial Services L.P.. A 21-year veteran of financial planning, he will assist Financial Center members with retirement and investment planning. He is a graduate of Indiana University.
The $2.5 billion Michigan State University Federal Credit Union of East Lansing, Mich. announced the hiring of Thomas E. Bell as the assistant vice president of business lending. Bell has been with MSUFCU since June of 2013. Before being hired at the credit union, Bell was a first vice president of commercial lending for Citizens Bank. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas and an MBA from the Eli Broad School of Management at Michigan State University.
CU24 of Tallahassee, Fla., announced that its board of directors has elected Joan Nolan as chairman of the board and Paul Numbers as vice chairman. Nolan had previously served as vice chairman for one and a half years. She is currently vice president of operation support at the $856 million IBM Southeast Employees Federal Credit Union of Boca Raton, Fla. Numbers is president/CEO of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based, $305 million State Employees Credit Union.
Innovative Technology Inc. of Omaha, Neb. announced that Marc Paine has been named vice president of sales and marketing. Paine’s responsibilities will involve management of the company’s sales efforts as well as supervising marketing communications. For the last 15 years, he served as director of advertising and marketing for Strunk & Associates.