The $151 million Members First Credit Union in Manchester, N.H., hired Terry Wiegelman as vice president of marketing and sales and Matt Halfmann as branch manager. Wiegelman holds 15 years of experience in credit union marketing and previously worked at the $334 million Granite State Credit Union, also in Manchester, and the $988 million Northeast Credit Union in Portsmouth, N.H. Halfmann served as a mortgage loan officer and branch manager at Citizens Bank.
Amber Overko was promoted to assistant treasurer/branch manager at the $1 billion Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union in Lowell, Mass. She previously served as assistant branch manager.
The $838 million St. Anne's Credit Union appointed Patricia Borba as its internal auditor. She joined the Fall River, Mass.-based cooperative from Citizens Bank where she worked in the internal audit department.
Lee Fogle, who served nearly 18 years as president/CEO of Duke University Federal Credit Union, will retire in December. Daniel Berry, the organization's current COO, was selected as the new CEO effective Dec. 1, according to the $114 million Duke University FCU in Durham, N.C.
Rick Mikels was appointed president/CEO of Tennessee Members 1st Federal Credit Union, succeeding the retiring Robert (Bob) LaGanke, who served 12 years at the helm of the $86 million credit union in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Mikels worked the last eight years as president/CEO of the $16 million East Tennessee Military Association Federal Credit Union in Louisville, Tenn. He is also a board member of the Nashville-based Volunteer Corporate Credit Union.
The $406 million First Florida Credit Union named Jim English as its regional branch director of the cooperative's Tallahassee market. Prior to joining the Jacksonville-based credit union, English held management positions at SunTrust, Wells Fargo and Wachovia banks.
Laurie Roberts was appointed chief lending officer for the $1.7 billion University Federal Credit Union. At the Austin, Texas-based cooperative, she previously served as SVP of real estate and consumer lending.
The $540 million Credit Union West, appointed Pamela Chan as its vice president and CFO. With more than two decades of experience in commercial banking and corporate finance, she joined the Glendale, Ariz.-based credit union from Alliance Bank of Arizona where she served for more than seven years as EVP and CFO.
The $985 million Columbia Credit Union in Vancouver, Wash., hired Tracie Jellison as vice president of business lending and Bob Adams as vice president of Columbia's Wealth Management division.
Geoffrey Palenik, a registered representative with the $423 million SkyOne Federal Credit Union in Hawthorne, Calif. and who is affiliated with broker dealer CUSO Financial Services, earned the 2013 Silver Pacesetter Award, which honors top producing registered representatives in the CFS credit union program.
April Dunn was appointed as the first young credit union professional to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Foundation's board of directors. Dunn, who is serving a three-year term, is assistant manager for the inbound web department at the $2 billion Citadel Federal Credit Union in Exton, Pa.
Kristin Eagan joined CUNA as a senior legislative representative in the legislative affairs department. She previously worked in the U.S. Department of Treasury where she served in both the Legislative Affairs office and the Community Development Financial Institutions office.
CUNA announced the winners of the 2014 Community Credit Union of the Year Award, which recognizes four credit unions for their exemplary displays of credit union principles and service. For credit unions with more than $250 million in assets, the winners are: the $1.2 billion AmeriCU Credit Union in Rome, N.Y., first place and the $645 million Vermont State Employees Credit Union in Montpelier, Vt., honorable mention. For credit union with less than $250 million in assets, the winners are: the $88 million Alternatives Federal Credit Union in Ithaca, N.Y., first place and the $84 million Southwest 66 Federal Credit Union in Odessa, Texas, honorable mention.
David Brehmer, president/CEO of the $1.3 billion First Carolina Corporate Credit Union in Greensboro, N.C., was re-elected board chair of CU Business Group LLC in Portland, Ore. Brehmer has served as chair of the CUSO since October 2011. The board also elected Kathy Garner, president/CEO of the $2.5 billion Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union in Plano, Texas, at its secretary/treasurer.