Crouchet Promoted at TDECU: People
The $2.3 billion Texas Dow Employees Credit Union in Lake Jackson, Texas, has promoted Courtland Crouchet to SVP and chief retail officer.
Crouchet had been chief risk officer and vice president of strategic planning. He was president/CEO of San Jacinto Area Credit Union when it merged into TDECU in 2011.
Crouchet will now lead the following divisions at TDECU: Retail delivery, e-commerce, marketing, TDECU Insurance Agency, TDECU Real Estate and Century Oaks Title. He will also continue to lead the credit union’s security team, the credit union said in its recent announcement.
In other people news from around the industry:
The $416 million Vermont Federal Credit Union in Burlington, Vt., promoted Kevin Parish to branch manager of the Burlington Branch. He joined Vermont Federal in 2013 and has more than 12 years of financial services and lending experience. The $241 million New Hampshire Federal Credit Union in Concord, N.H., hired Timothy King as vice president of finance. He has 30 years of community banking and brokerage experience, most recently as assistant vice president for finance for Fidelity in Merrimack, N.H.
The Maryland DC Credit Union Association appointed Bernard McLaughlin, president/CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union in Hunt Valley, Md., to the MDDCCUA’s board of directors. He will serve as vice chair of the advocacy committee.
The $433 million ABNB Federal Credit Union in Chesapeake, Va., hired Michael Eskenazi as vice president of lending. He has more than 30 years of lending experience, most recently at a midsize credit union in Central Florida.
The $1.7 billion Founders Federal Credit Union in Lancaster, S.C., realigned several departments to handle growth and new technology. Ken Ackerman has been named SVP of consumer lending. He most recently was regional vice president of branch operations. Resa Blackmon has been named SVP for mortgage and loan administration. She has served in various management positions at branches and in loan administration. Pam Gilmore was named SVP for e-commerce. She has served in various capacities in the Visa and EFT departments.
The $370 million ProFed Federal Credit Union in Fort Wayne, Ind., promoted Steven Piekarski to vice president of lending services. He has nearly 30 years of business and consumer lending experience and had been vice president and manager of commercial lending and services.
The $581 million LAFCU in Lansing, Mich., hired Bill Clifton as senior programming analyst and Julie Roll as network administrator. Clifton has more than 25 years of information technology support experience, including at his own consultancy and before that for AFTECH. Roll most recently was network administrator at Eaton Federal Savings Bank. She also had worked for Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. The $436 million Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union in Battle Creek, Mich., hired three new members to its KCFCU Investment Services Team: Jerry T. Pawlowicz, Christopher Merrill, and Calvin Ernsberger. Pawlowicz has eight years of financial advisory experience and will be a financial consultant. Merrill also will be a financial consultant. Ernsberger will be a sales assistant and has five years of credit union financial experience. KCFCU also promoted Amanda LeBeau to interim regional branch manager. She has 12 years of banking experience, including six in management positions at KCFCU. The $76 million Hopewell Federal Credit Union in Heath and Newark, Ohio, hired three new tellers: Amelia Boehmer, Jessica Mackey and Courtney Miller. Boehmer also works for the Licking County Library and Maurice’s. Mackey had been with Park National Bank. Miller worked for Kay’s Jewelers.
The Police Officers’ Credit Union Association hired Rebecca O’Brien as its assistant conference coordinator. O’Brien was marketing and member development coordinator for the State Highway Patrol FCU in Columbus, Ohio. Planning is currently underway for the 12th annual POCUA conference set for May 3-6, 2015, in St. Louis.
The National Association of Credit Union Supervisory and Auditing Committees filled three seats on its board of directors. Incumbents re-elected were Tom Suter, supervisory committee chairman from Wescom Credit Union in California, Maureen McCabe, audit committee member from FAIRWINDS Credit Union in Florida, and Deborah Munson, supervisory committee chairperson from Cinfed Credit Union in Ohio.
NASCUS President/CEO Mary Martha Fortney was re-elected president of the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation Board of Directors. The organization partners with local nonprofit organizations whose missions are to help low-income women and children with basic financial literacy skills, housing assistance, transition services and economic empowerment. Fortney has been active with the foundation for more than 20 years and president for the past two years. She appointed NASCUS Regulatory and Public Policy Counsel Sabrina Cotter to serve as the foundation’s general counsel.