NAFCU, Rogue CU, ABNB FCU Hire Staff
This past week, five credit unions were in the news for new hires, promotions or awards. Plus, NAFCU and financial industry design/build company hired new executives.
The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation has awarded Brad Houle (pictured), president of the $163 million CAHP Credit Union in Sacramento, Calif., the prestigious Commissioner’s Award for his generous support of a foundation that supports CHP employees and their families who are facing hardships. The Commissioner’s Award is the highest award annually given by the CHP 11-99 Foundation. The CHP 11-99 Foundation was founded in 1982. “11-99” has significant meaning for CHP dispatchers and officers as it is the radio code used to communicate “officer needs assistance.” The foundation provides emergency benefits to current, retired and fallen CHP officers and their families in times of extraordinary need.
The $1.1 billion Rogue Credit Union in Medford, Ore., hired Greg Pool (pictured) as vice president of mortgage services. Pool brings a wealth of experience to Rogue, having preformed nearly every role in the mortgage process during his 30 years of experience in the industry. Pool will be responsible for all aspects of Rogue’s mortgage service department.
The $516 million ABNB Federal Credit Union in Chesapeake, Va., hired Melissa Snook Rose as marketing manager. She will direct the development, implementation and maintenance of the credit union’s strategic market plans set to grow membership for 18 branch locations. Rose has more than eight years of experience within the Hampton Roads marketing and event planning industries and brings with her many established community partnerships.
The $95 million Southwest Louisiana Credit Union in Lake Charles, La., selected Ronaldo Hardy (pictured) as president/CEO, effective Oct. 3, 2016. Hardy brings 14 years of industry experience to the organization. Hardy has wide-ranging experience in the financial industry. He comes to Southwest Louisiana CU after serving as president/CEO of the $28 million Shell Geismar Federal Credit Union for the past five years.
The $849 million RTN Federal Credit Union in Waltham, Mass., and RTN GoodWorks Foundation presented a check for $24,379 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless on Monday, Sept. 19. The funds are proceeds raised from Walk Home 2016, which took place in June. Walk Home, the credit union’s signature fundraising event, brings together RTN members and staff, along with community residents, local and state dignitaries and politicians, and business sponsors. 5K Walk events are held in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, three communities RTN serves.
NAFCU hired one employee and recognized a credit union employee with an award. Pamela Yu (pictured) rejoined NAFCU as special counsel for compliance and research. She will work with NAFCU’s compliance and research departments on various credit union issues. Yu comes to the position with more than eight years of experience at the NCUA office of general counsel’s division of legislation and regulations. Yu began her career at NAFCU in March 2005. David Casey (pictured below), manager of business development and government relations at the $429 million Family Trust Federal Credit Union in Rock Hill, S.C., was recognized with the 2016 Paul Revere Award during the first day of the association’s Congressional Caucus in Washington. The award recognizes a credit union supporter who goes to great lengths in their grassroots and political efforts and is only given to an individual of a NAFCU-member credit union.
Credit union regulators from 30 jurisdictions around the globe have come together and registered their own independent association called the International Credit Union Regulators’ Network. In late September, 52 supervisors from 22 countries convened in Washington for the organization’s first meeting as an independent association to discuss cybersecurity, credit risk assessments, governance, financial inclusion and mobile money developments. As an independent association, ICURN will facilitate the sharing of information, provide research, training and best practices on financial cooperative supervision, and promote international coordination among financial services regulators as called for by the Group of 20 nations.
DEI, a national design/build company for the financial industry, hired four new employees. David Fletcher was hired as project manager and will manage the overall design and construction process, including the schedule and budget. Jenny Sweeney was hired as an interior designer. She will collaborate with the design team to create concept direction, and select and specify interior finishes. Sweeney will also be responsible for coordinating furniture installation and working with the project managers. Kim Schmidt was hired as construction administrator and will assist the construction staff with day-to-day operations. Lavale Silcox was hired as site manager and will focus on projects based in and around Tennessee.
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