America’s First FCU, Coastal CU, Connex CU Make Staff Moves
This past week, credit unions across the nation congratulated employees on their new positions and promotions. In addition, one credit union CEO is named 2016’s most admired CEO by a local publication, and the Defense Credit Union Council hires a new executive.
$1.1 billion Columbia Credit Union in Vancouver, Wash., hired Casey Filburn (pictured) as vice president of retail lending. Filburn is responsible for developing and administering the credit union’s residential loan programs and meeting home loan production goals. He will lead sales and business development activities for loan production and manage the credit union’s call center lending staff, as well as branch home loan officers. Filburn brings more than 23 years of experience to the position.
The $4.3 billion Ent Credit Union in Colorado Springs, Colo., promoted Paul Kirkbride to director of business banking. In his new role, Kirkbride will lead a team of eight business bankers who provide one-to-one consultative financial service and industry-specific financial solutions to member businesses throughout Colorado. Kirkbride has been with Ent for 14 years, most recently as a service area manager responsible for seven Ent service centers.
The $1 billion Oregon State Credit Union in Corvallis, Ore., promoted Tiffany Shirley (pictured) to the position of assistant vice president for risk management. The 20-year member of the Oregon State CU team has moved up through the ranks of the organization since she started in 1996.
The $1.7 billion Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire, Wis., named Paul Roach enterprise development manager. He is responsible for leading the systems software architecture, as well as designing activities that lead to the development and implementation of efficient, innovative, enterprise-wide information systems and software solutions. Roach began with Royal in 1998 as a computer operator while attending college.
The $2.9 billion Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo, Iowa promoted Mallory Paeper to branch manager of the Edgewood HyVee branch in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Paeper, a resident of Waterloo, Iowa, has been employed at Veridian for six years, most recently as a loan officer. She’s a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.
The $1.4 billion America’s First Federal Credit Union in Birmingham, Ala., promoted Diana Tapley to IT operations officer. In her new position, Tapley will be responsible for managing the help desk and will serve as IT project manager. She will also lead back-office operation processes and the core system. Tapley has been with AFFCU for 17 years.
The $2.6 billion Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, N.C., hired one employee and promoted another. Mark Cough (pictured) was hired as vice president of finance. Cough is responsible for the execution of investment, borrowing, liquidity/cash management and hedging strategies for the credit union. In addition, he assists in deposit product pricing as well as performs oversight and monitoring for loan pricing, asset sales and participations. Brandon McAdams was promoted to vice president of marketing and product development. McAdams is responsible for leading, managing and directing all marketing and communications for Coastal. He is also responsible for developing new products to help further the cooperative, especially as it relates to cards and digital payments.
President/CEO Marc Schaefer (pictured) of the $2 billion Truliant Federal Credit Union in Winston-Salem, N.C., was named the “2016 Most Admired CEO” by the Triad Business Journal. Schaefer, who joined Truliant in 1995, was recognized for his leadership and contributions to Truliant’s growth and achievements, and building an innovative employee culture that aligns with the credit union’s mission to understand and improve members’ lives.
The $182 million JetStream Federal Credit Union in Miami Lakes, Fla., hired Ileana Izquierdo (pictured below) as its new manager of consumer lending. Izquierdo will oversee the functions and processes of the consumer lending department at JetStream Federal. Izquierdo brings more than 25 years of lending experience to her new position, including in consumer and mortgage loans. Prior to joining JetStream Federal, Izquierdo worked for U.S. Century and SunTrust Banks.
The $453 million Connex Credit Union in North Haven, Conn., hired William Debille to manage the Connex Investment and Retirement Services program. Debille has 27 years of financial industry experience, and will ensure CIRS provides a full-service package that gives Connex members the capability to realize their full financial potential.
The Defense Credit Union Council in Washington hired Anthony R. Hernandez as COO. As COO, Hernandez will be responsible for ensuring DCUC’s overall operational effectiveness and the council’s continued growth as the principal trade association exclusively supporting the interest of credit unions operating on Department of Defense installations worldwide. He is currently on active duty with the United States Air Force and will complete his command on Aug. 5, 2016 and begin his employment with DCUC on Aug. 9, 2016.
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