Ann Davidson Unretires to Allied Solutions: People
Longtime CUNA Mutual Group risk consultant Ann Davidson is now vice president of risk consulting at Allied Solutions in St. Paul, Minn.
CUNA Mutual said Davidson retired on June 2 after 40 years with the Madison, Wis., company.
Allied announced this week that Davidson was its new vice president of risk consulting in its bond division.
"Having Ann Davidson join the Allied family takes our Credit Union Bond Risk Consulting Unit to a whole new level,” Allied Solutions President Pete Hilger said in the announcement from the provider of insurance programs and other services to 4,000 financial institutions.
Her new employer said Davidson, a frequent speaker at credit union conferences, will use her consulting expertise along with educational presentations and seminars on fraud prevention and compliance topics to help credit unions manage risk and ensure their financial soundness.
In other people news from around the industry:
The $5.6 billion Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, N.Y., hired Drew Schoonmaker and Daniel Gray as outside mortgage loan officers. Schoonmaker had been with DE Capital Mortgage in Babylon, N.Y., and Gray had been with The Federal Savings Bank in Melville, N.Y.
The $419 million GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner, Mass., said its board of directors has appointed Joanne Parks to its supervisory committee. Parks is operations manager at M.H. Parks Co. and joins committee members James O. Garrison (chair), Daniel M. Asquino, Elaine T. Fluet and Wendy Wiiks.
The $195 million CorePlus Federal Credit Union in Norwich, Conn., promoted Raymond J. Currier to EVP/COO. Currier joined CorePlus in 2005 as COO. He began his credit union career in 1992 and has been a teller, member services representative and worked in marketing and business development and branch and operations management.
The $2.3 billion Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., hired Scott Stevens as its new vice president of information technology. He has more than 20 years of financial services and technology experience, most recently with Oracle. Stevens’ hire follows Coastal’s recent conversion to the Symitar core processing system.
The $2.6 billion Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing promoted Benjamin Maxim to e-commerce manager. He has been with MSUFCU since July 2007 and had been senior web developer. MSUFCU also promoted Rob Johnson to internal audit manager. He joined MSUFCU in 2012 as a senior compliance auditor.
The $1.2 billion Centra Credit Union in Columbus, Ind., hired Paul East as a mortgage loan originator for Central and Northern Indiana. He has more than a decade of experience, most recently with BMO Harris and Chase banks.
The $1.5 billion Indiana Members Credit Union in Indianapolis promoted John Newett to SVP of operations. He has been with IMCU since 2011 and also is former CEO of Harvester Financial Credit Union and a principal examiner for the NCUA. IMCU also promoted Mandy Emery to vice president of community involvement. She has been with IMCU for 32 years, most recently as assistant vice president of community relations. She will continue as executive director of the Indiana Members Foundation. Michael Murphy has been promoted to vice president of business services at IMCU. He has been director of business lending at IMCU since 2006. Scott Mann has been promoted to assistant vice president of retail operations after 26 years with IMCU, most recently as manager of member services. Chantelle Sparks has been promoted to assistant vice president of human resources. She has been manager of human resources since 2011 and had joined the credit union in 1993 as a seasonal teller. Justin Sinders has been promoted to assistant vice president of finance. He joined the credit union’s finance department in 2012. Terry Renick has been promoted to vice president of retail operations. He has been with IMCU for 26 years, most recently as vice president of branch operations. Joel Tiede was promoted to vice president of operations after 27 years with IMCU, most recently as vice president of branch operations.
The $395 million Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union in Kailua-Kona promoted Dean Uemura to EVP for support services and Mel Ventura to EVP of member services. Uemura has been with HCFCU for 29 years. Ventura has been with the credit union for 20 years.
The $86 million Cherokee Strip Credit Union in Ponca City, Okla., hired Mike Smith as its vice president of finance/CFO. Smith had been CFO at OU Federal Credit Union in Norman and an auditor for 12 years with the former Oklahoma Credit Union Association.
CUES in Madison, Wis., hired Kathryn Clancy as a director of member relations. She will serve as CUES’ liaison to credit unions in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and New England. Clancy had been director of sales and client relations, leadership network, at Callahan & Associates in Washington.