Credit Union Exec Changes Happening Around the Country
The $1 billion Oregon State Credit Union in Corvallis, Ore., named Brandon John as commercial loan officer. John comes to Oregon State Credit Union from US Bank where he was an assistant vice president and branch manager of its Stayton location for 10 years. His business lending consistently ranked among the top producers in the region every year since 2009. He will be located at the credit union’s main branch at 1980 NW 9th Street in Corvallis and serve the business needs of the credit union’s 24-county field of membership.
The $3.1 billion Redwood Credit Union in Santa Rosa, Calif., hired Welsey Purvis as manager of its new Mill Valley branch, which opened December 5, 2016. Purvis will oversee member service, staff management and daily branch operations, as well as local community and business development efforts. Previously, he held numerous positions at Bank of the West in Northern California.
The$9.2 billionFirst Tech Federal Credit Union based in Beaverton Ore., and Mountain View, Calif., promoted Brad Calhoun to chief retail and marketing officer. Calhoun previously served as First Tech's senior vice president and head of retail. As chief retail and marketing officer, Calhoun will relocate to First Tech’s Beaverton campus, and oversee the credit union’s retail, marketing, business development and member experience teams.
The $1.1 billion Columbia Credit Union in Vancouver, Wash., hired Joey Rudisill as senior vice president and chief information officer. In this position, Rudisill will provide vision and leadership for the strategic development and management of information resources and technological planning. He is also responsible for information systems management oversight, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, projects, security and standards management. Rudisill has more than 20 years of experience working in information technology and IT strategy.
The $600 million LAFCU in Lansing, Mich., promoted Lindsay Walters to the new position of director of organizational development. Walters will serve as a liaison and advisor to LAFCU’s leadership regarding development and implementation of initiatives that positively influence personnel. She will also be responsible for human resource programs that help employees achieve operational objectives and strategic business and professional goals. Walters has nearly 16 years of credit union experience and has been with LAFCU since 2012.
The $500 million Crane Credit Union in Odon, Ind., promoted two employees. Lori Lundy was promoted to asset recovery manager. Lundy began her career at the credit union in May 2012 as a member service representative at the Loogootee branch. She has been part of the asset recovery department since June 2012. She takes over for Emily Kern who recently retired from the Credit Union after 17 years of service. Danielle Combs was promoted to assistance vice president, risk management officer. Combs began her career at Crane CU in September 2013 as the e-commerce project coordinator. In June 2015, she was promoted to the card services/e-commerce manager role. In addition to her new duties as risk management officer, she will oversee card services, compliance, and asset recovery.
The $221 million 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in Wentzville, Mo., announced the retirement of the Mary Jo Garofalo, chief operations officer. Garofalo began her career at 1st Financial as a part-time file clerk in 1981. Since then she has played many roles at 1st Financial including loan administrator, Visa program manager, branch manager, and vice president of operations. In 2007, Garofalo assumed the role of chief operations officer at 1st Financial.
Former South Bend Police Department Lieutenant Dominic Zultanski joined the $2.9 billion Teachers Credit Union in South Bend, Ind., as senior director of security and loss prevention. Zultanski will manage TCU’s overall security program and loss prevention, designed to maintain the safety and security of its team members and members as well as minimize risk and loss to the organization. A law enforcement veteran of more than 20 years, he spent more than 14 years in the investigations department, specifically investigating fraud and financial organized crime for a majority of that time.
The $541 million ABNB Federal Credit Union in Chesapeake, Va. selected Charles Anthony Mallon, Jr. as president/CEO. Mallon has dedicated more than 26 years serving the members of the $859 million Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union where he started his as a member service representative. He most recently served as president/CEO.
PhaseOne Design Builders, LP, a national design/builder and architect specializing in Credit Unions for the future, promoted Jeffrey M. Taylor to partner in charge of technology and millennial design innovation. As technology partner, Taylor will work with Credit Unions to design facilities that move from transaction based facilities to new types of branches customized to the needs of millennials and high tech members.