Teachers CU, Veridian CU Announce Hires & Promotions
Six credit unions across the nation began to close out summer by hiring new executives and promoting employees. Plus, Securian Financial Group and Share One, Inc. hired new executives.
The $1.1 billion Greylock Federal Credit Union in Pittsfield, Mass., promoted Mark Mancari to assistant vice president. Mancari came to Greylock in 2004 as a branch manager of the credit union’s Elm Street location in Pittsfield. Mancari was later promoted to member service representative. In 2006, he successfully opened the credit union’s Williamstown branch where he served as branch manager; he then opened the new Elm Street Branch in 2007 where he also served as branch manager.
The $3.1 billion Teachers Credit Union in South Bend, Ind., announced four upper-management new hires.
Nicole Alcorn (pictured) was hired as SVP and chief member experience officer.Alcorn comes to Teachers Credit Union from Centier Bank and has more than 20 years of experience in retail banking. Alcorn oversees TCU’s 55 branches. Additionally, Alcorn works to build innovative products and services that align with today’s financial landscape.
Dawn Lara was hired as SVP of operations administration.Lara most recently helped guide the operations departments of Edgewater Bank in St. Joseph, Mich., and LaPorte Savings Bank. She has 30 years of leadership experience in banking in a variety of roles. Lara oversees day-to-day TCU branch, deposit and loan operations.
Christina Williams (pictured) was hired as vice president of loan operations.Williams comes to Teachers from Fifth Third Bank and has more than 20 years of experience in banking. Williams leads the TCU loan operations team in processing, servicing and quality control of loans while providing members with an excellent lending experience.
Angie Dvorak was hired as assistant vice president of marketing.For the past nine years, Dvorak was with 1st Source Bank, most recently as vice president and manager of public relations, and corporate communications, which also included branding and marketing. In her new role, Dvorak is responsible for planning and implementing marketing activities at TCU including advertising and promotions.
The $1.1 billion Collins Community Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, Iowa promoted two employees.
Andrea Remington (pictured) was promoted to loan processing manager. Remington has been with the credit union for six years, and works at the 42nd Street branch in Cedar Rapids.
Tabitha Chase was promoted to deposit operations manager. Chase has been with Collins Community Credit Union for two years and works at the 42nd Street branch in Cedar Rapids.
The $3.2 billion Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo, Iowa hired one employee and promoted two others.
Missy Griffin (pictured) was hired as a mortgage lending sales supervisor. Griffin, a Hudson resident, previously worked as a mortgage lending sales manager at Lincoln Savings Bank. She has 19 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry.
Mallory Paeper was promoted to member contact center team leader. Paeper, of Waterloo, most recently served as the branch manager at Veridian’s Edgewood Hy-Vee branch in Cedar Rapids. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, she has been employed at Veridian for seven years.
Alexandra Stewart was promoted to branch manager at the West Broadway location in Council Bluffs. Stewart, a Cedar Falls native, was most recently a loan interviewer and has worked at Veridian for more than three years. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.
The $3.2 billion Northwest Federal Credit Union in Herndon, Va., selected Jeff Bentley as president/CEO. Bentley began his career at Northwest Federal in 2014 as the SVP of lending/chief lending officer. He brought with him more than 30 years of experience in consumer and commercial lending, accounting, sales and third party management. Bentley introduced several strategic initiatives, resulting in significant growth for the credit union.
Terry West, the recently retired president/CEO of the $6.8 billion VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., received the 2017 Pierre Jay Award, sponsored by NASCUS. The annual award recognizes an individual whose contributions have benefited the state credit union system in a significant way. West, who joined VyStar (formerly Jax Navy Federal Credit Union) in 1988 and became CEO in 1992, has served in the credit union system for 35 years.
Robert Edgar joined Securian Financial Group as a regional vice president of sales working exclusively with credit unions on their qualified retirement plans for employees. Edgar, based in Greater Boston, joins Securian from CUNA Mutual Group, where he held a similar position for more than eight years. Securian is the parent company of Allied Solutions, one of the largest distributors of products and services to credit unions.
Share One, Inc. in Memphis, Tenn., hired Rick Shockley as senior sales representative for the Southeastern division. Shockley’s duties include maintaining the market share and momentum Share One has experienced in that region while helping build brand awareness for the Windows/SQL based NewSolutions core processing system. He brings 38 years of financial experience to the position.
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