Reinle Retires, Thompson Resurfaces at Autotruck Financial
Huston Reinle (pictured at left) will retire on April 30 after 43 years at the $102 million Autotruck Financial Credit Union in Louisville, Ky., including the past 31 as its president. He will be succeeded by Jim Thompson, former president/CEO of the $150 million Kentucky Corporate Federal Credit Union.
Reinle began working for the then-$1.3 million AFCU in December 1970 as a teller. He became president in 1983 and spent his entire career at the Louisville credit union, during which time he also served two terms as chair of the Kentucky Credit Union League, on the executive committee of Credit Union Centers of Kentucky and as a national director for CUNA.
Thompson (pictured at left) joined AFCU in February and will be only the credit union’s fourth chief executive since it was founded in 1961. He began his career as an auditor for the Kentucky league more than 27 years ago and joined the $100 million Kentucky in 1989 as a vice president, taking over as president/CEO in 1998. Thompson left the corporate following an announcement in December 2013 that it would merge into the $1 billion Volunteer Corporate Credit Union in Nashville. Pending final regulatory approval, that merger is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter, according to Kentucky Corporate’s website.
In other credit union industry news:
The $184 million First Financial Federal Credit Union in Wall, N.J., hired Thomas Coleman as lending manager at its corporate headquarters. Coleman has more than 20 years of consumer loan underwriting experience, including as vice president of Customers Bank in Langhorne, Pa., and at Credit Union of New Jersey in Ewing, and Mercer County NJ Teachers Federal Credit Union.
The $197 million Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union in Scranton, Pa., hired Christopher Bresset as assistant vice president of consumer and indirect lending. He has more than 18 years of financial services experience, most recently with Honesdale National Bank in Honesdale, Pa.
The $3.9 billion Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., elected Noreen Hennessy, William L. Spearman and Henry J. Rodgers Jr. to each serve a three year term on its board. Officers for 2014-2014 are Chairman Noreen Hennessy; First Vice Chairman Takao Inouye; Second Vice Chairman Joseph E. Eppich; Treasurer David Bagley; Assistant Treasurer Nancy Kappler-Foster and Secretary William L. Spearman.
The $407 million ABNB Federal Credit Union in Chesapeake, Va., named Jason Tilley as vice president of information technology. Tilley has more than 20 years of IT and credit union leadership experience, most recently as chief information officer at Picatinny FCU in Dover, N.J.
The $2 billion Atlanta Postal Credit Union hired Corlis Huley as collection manager. Huley has more than 34 years of financial industry experience, most recently as collection manager at Emory Alliance Credit Union, also in Atlanta.
The $310 million Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Woodbridge, Va., said fraud analyst Mike McDaniel has successfully met the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ character, experience and education requirements for the Certified Fraud Examiner, or CFE, credential.
The $414 million Educational Community Credit Union in Kalamazoo, Mich., hired Kenneth Leonard as vice president of commercial loan services. Leonard has 10 years’ experience in the financial industry including as vice president of business development for Celtic Bank and vice president and market manager for United Bank and Trust in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The $1.6 billion United Federal Credit Union in St. Joseph, Mich., appointed Mike Kambol as its vice president of risk management. He had been the credit union’s director of risk and compliance and prior to that was CFO at Notre Dame Federal Credit Union in Indiana. UFCU also said its president/CEO, Gary Easterling, has been selected as a new board member for Cornerstone Alliance in southwest Michigan. Cornerstone Alliance delivers customer-focused economic development solutions through partnerships that grow employment opportunities, increase the tax base and adds to the region’s economic vibrancy.
The $1.6 billion EECU Credit Union in Fort Worth, Texas, hired Tim Burch as chief information officer. Burch had been vice president of technology services at NASA Federal Credit Union in Upper Marlboro, Md., and has 26 years of experience in credit union technology.
The $523 million Water and Power Community Credit Union in Los Angeles hired Wesley Walton as vice president of finance and information technology. A graduate of the Western CUNA Management School, Walton is a CPA and had been vice president of finance for CBC Federal Credit Union and controller for Foothill Federal Credit Union in Arcadia, Calif.
The $1.2 billion Oregon Community Credit Union in Eugene hired Deborah Mersino as chief marketing officer and promoted Ethan Nelson to vice president of lending. Mersino has more than 17 years of marketing communications experience most recently at an organization dedicated to serving education leaders and influencing public policy regarding the effective use of technology to improve education. Nelson has 15 years of credit union experience.