Credit Unions Announce Hires, Promotions, Awards
This week, credit unions in the south and west announced numerous new hires and promotions, while a California credit union dedicated one of its branches in honor of a longtime board member.
The $735 million Point Breeze Credit Union in Hunt Valley, Md. announced that Genie Briggs, Tricia Harrison, Kim Mangrum and Tonia Niedzialkowski have each been promoted to senior vice president positions. With Point Breeze Credit Union for nine years, Briggs assumes the position of senior vice president, director of marketing. Harrison was promoted to senior vice president, chief lending officer. She has worked with the cooperative for more than 27 years. Mangrum was promoted to senior vice president, chief member services officer. She holds more than 15 years of industry experience. Niedzialkowski, a 21-year veteran of Point Breeze, was named senior vice president, chief financial officer/information technology.
Lori Brown was appointed mortgage loan officer for the $397 million People’s Credit Union in Middletown, R.I. She previously served as a loan workout specialist with Rhode Island Housing and as a mortgage loan originator for Randolph Savings Bank.
The $233 million UT Federal Credit Union in Knoxville, Tenn. announced two promotions and two hires. Alison Coffey was promoted to assistant vice president of operations. She joined the cooperative 16 years ago and worked in operations since 2007. Also promoted was Stephanie East to assistant vice president, controller. She joined the credit union in 2008 and is a certified public accountant. Myra Hamilton was hired as assistant vice president of business services. She joined the credit union in 1998 and served as consumer loan services manager for the past 15 years. Hanna Gomez was also hired as an assistant vice president of marketing. She previously served in marketing, sales and integrated marketing communication roles at other financial institutions for six years.
Jim Pack was promoted to senior vice president, chief members’ service officer for the $2.5 billion Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C. He joined the cooperative in 2008 and held various vice president positions in retail sales and service, marketing and retail strategy and reporting and analytics.
The $1.7 billion GTE Financial Credit Union in Tampa, Fla., named Max Coberly as vice president of member sales. He brings more than 20 years of finance industry experience and previously served as a board member and vice president for another Florida-based credit union before serving on GTE Financial’s supervisory committee for six years.
Brian Vannoy was appointed chief credit risk officer for the $1.1 billion Allegacy Federal Credit Union in Winston-Salem, N.C. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, senior commercial credit officer of Capital bank in Winston-Salem.
Joyce Castillo was named a business loan officer for the $8.3 billion Security Service Federal Credit Union in Portland, Texas. Previously, she served as a business development officer for the Capital Certified Development Co.
The $1.2 billion Fort Knox Federal Credit Union in Radcliff, Ky. named Rebecca Ates as its executive vice president. She previously served as senior vice president for lending.
Dawn Martin was hired as senior vice president of human resources at the $6.9 billion San Diego County Credit Union. Previously, she served as director of human resources for the Community Resource Foundation.
The $4.3 billion Patelco Credit Union dedicated its Lafayette branch to honor board member Gene Bell for his more than 30 years of service to the Pleasanton, Calif.-based credit union. Erin Mendez, president/CEO of Patelco said Bell is a “true embodiment of Patelco’s community oriented focus.”
The $173 million Cascade Community Credit Union hired Desirée Damewood as its new marketing manager. Prior to joining the Roseburg, Ore.-based cooperative, she served as an account executive for a local television station.
Chung Bothwell was re-elected board chair of the board of directors for the $310 million UNCLE Credit Union in Livermore, Calif. Other board members who retained their seat are Vice Chair Randy Werner and Secretary Lee Neely. In addition, John Stein, Ph.D., was elected board treasurer. Barbara Brooks was also elected as the newest member of UNCLE’s supervisory committee.
The $3.6 billion OnPoint Community Credit Union in Portland, Ore., named Angela Edwards as a branch manager. She joined the credit union seven years ago as a teller.
Betsy Kindlon, retired president/CEO of the $76 million Community Resource Federal Credit Union in Latham, N.Y. and Twanda Christensen, marketing manager of the $746 million Summit Federal Credit Union in Rochester, N.Y., were recognized with the Outstanding Professional Award from the New York Credit Union Association last month. The award honors professionals who have a true passion for credit unions and who inspire others with their hard work, dedication and success. For 26 years, Kindlon worked as CEO of Community Resource FCU where she focused on professional staff development, called attention to individual staff achievements and encouraged frank discussions and suggestions. A 13-year credit union veteran, Christensen was instrumental in launching an ambitious plan to implement new products and systems at Summit FCU, including mobile products and services.
Amy Nigrelli was promoted to chief marketing and technology officer for CUNA. She joined the national trade organization in 2011 and most recently as vice president of marketing communications. Before joining CUNA, she was director of marketing for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a Chicago-based law firm.