The $5.6 billion Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, N.Y., named Lynda Nicolino to the newly created position of corporate general counsel where her focus will be on government relations. Nicolino was general counsel and secretary of the Long Island Power Authority where she had worked for the past 15 years. Prior to that, she was with the state Attorney General's office and had been an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County.
The $187 million First Financial Federal Credit Union in Wall Township, N.J, hired Keith Beith as lending manager at its corporate headquarters. His previous lending and collections experience includes positions at Proponent Federal Credit Union in Nutley, N.J.
The $323 million United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union in Tinton Falls, N.J., hired Patricia Morris Finaldi as director of commercial lending. Finaldi has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, including as at JPMorgan Chase, PNC Bank and Citigroup.
The $1.1 billion Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union in Lowell, Mass., hired Susan Hannigan as SVP and CFO. Hannigan has more than 25 years of experience with Wolf & Company PC of Boston with a concentration in financial institutions.
The Credit Union Association of New York named Brittney Wensley of the $404 million Sunmark Federal Credit Union in Latham, N.Y., to the CUANY's Young Professionals Commission. Wensley has been with Sunmark for more than five years, currently as a mortgage processor. In 2013, she was selected as one of five national participants to “crash” the CUNA Lending Council conference in Phoenix.
The $842 million St. Anne's Credit Union in Fall River, Mass., named Bernard J. McDonald III to its board of directors. McDonald has been the register of deeds for the Fall River District Registry of Deeds for 20 years. The credit union also promoted Leta Johnson to assistant vice president of consumer lending. Johnson has been with St. Anne's since 2011, most recently as consumer lending manager.
NASCUS appointed Richard Stipa, president/CEO of the $1.5 billion TruMark Financial Credit Union in Trevose, Pa., to the trade group's Credit Union Advisory Council. He previously served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Credit Union Advisory Council.
The $4.6 billion Delta Community Credit Union in Atlanta named John Kennedy to the newly created position of assistant vice president of corporate communications. Kennedy has more than 20 years of communications and public relations experience, most recently as manager of corporate communications with Delta Airlines subsidiary MLT Vacations.
The $313 million Belvoir Federal Credit Union in Woodbridge, Va., promoted Deborah Strom from assistant branch manager at the Fort Belvoir branch to Mark Center branch manager. Bernard Lamptey has been hired as Woodbridge branch manager. He has 11 years of financial services experience, including as a teller and branch manager.
The $2.6 billion Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing appointed Robert Wiseman to serve as chairman of its supervisory committee. Wiseman has been a management professor at MSU since 1988 and joined the MSUFCU supervisory committee in 2011.
The $982 million Columbia Credit Union in Vancouver, Wash., named Robin Grimwade to the new position of vice president and corporate project manager. Grimwade has more than 20 years of project management experience, most recently as senior manager for project portfolio management at the Port of Portland in Oregon.
CUNA Brokerage Services in Madison, Wis., said Jim Metz is planning to retire as SVP of retail investment services after leading the broker-dealer since 2006. CUNA Mutual Group said Metz has not set a retirement date and will continue to lead the organization until a replacement is named.
CU*Answers in Grand Rapids, Mich., said two credit union CEOs were re-elected to three-year terms on the CUSO's board of directors at its June 18 meeting. They were Vickie Schmitzer of the $306 million Frankenmuth CU in Frankenmuth, Mich., and Dean Wilson, CEO of the $43 million FOCUS Credit Union in Wauwatosa, Wis.