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This past week, HR departments at seven credit unions kept busy by either hiring new talent or promoting employees. Check out the latest People news here.
The $600 million Boulder Dam Credit Union in Boulder City, Nev., hired Steele Hendrix as EVP. Steele has more than 20 years of leadership experience in credit unions, technology and financial services. Hendrix’s credit union experience includes executive-level leadership in information services, marketing, security and operations with a focus on improving member relationships and efficiency through technology.
The $643 million Ardent Credit Union in Philadelphia appointed Alletta Emeno to SVP and chief marketing officer. In this role, she will be responsible for the planning, development and execution of all marketing initiatives. With more than 10 years of marketing experience in financial services, Emeno brings extensive knowledge of the industry to ACU, as well as expertise in managing high-performance teams.
The $471 million PrimeWay Federal Credit Union in Houston named Bob Morgan chief information officer. Morgan comes to PrimeWay from Alert Logic where he served as director of business application support and development. He was responsible for leading a team that provided development and support for 40 business applications, and he helped the company mature from a group of disparate teams doing separate processes to a more cohesive unit.
The $6.9 billion VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., selected Brian E. Wolfburg as president/CEO. Wolfburg had been serving as COO at the $7 billion Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Anchorage, Alaska. Wolfburg has more than 20 years of industry experience and has several areas of expertise, including risk management, strategic planning, member service and performance management.
The $3.3 billion Northwest Federal Credit Union in Herndon, Va., promoted Erin Krause to SVP of lending. Krause has been the vice president of lending since 2011 and employed with the credit union for more than 38 years. Krause was instrumental in creating and implementing the first mortgage program at the credit union in 2000, which is now one of the largest credit union mortgage lending and servicing programs in the nation.
The $1.2 billion TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union in Plymouth, Minn., welcomed Linda Finch as assistant vice president/branch manager at the Oak Creek, Wis., location. Finch comes to the credit union from a large financial institution and prior to that, she served for 10 years as an office and branch manager for Southport Bank. With 21 years of experience in the financial industry and impressive leadership skills curated over the last 18 years, Finch is a good fit to head the growing Wisconsin branch.
The $758 million Marine Credit Union in La Crosse, Wis., announced several hires and promotions.
Paul Leckie (pictured) was hired as SVP of marketing. Leckie will be responsible for developing and managing Marine’s marketing program to support the credit union’s strategic growth goals. He has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development. Leckie mostly recently served as SVP and chief marketing officer at Guaranty Bank in Milwaukee.
Christina Starr-Mesko was hired as a district manager. Mesko has more than 13 years of experience in upper management finance, sales and lending. She joins the credit union from AmeriCash Loans, LLC in Des Plaines, Ill., where she was the online operations manager. Mesko also previously served as director of operations and regional manager at PLS Financial Services in Chicago.
Jason DeGarmo (pictured) was hired as a district manager. DeGarmo has more than 15 years of experience in upper management finance and sales. He joins Marine from Nicholas Financial Inc., where he was a district manager. DeGarmo also previously served as general manager at J.D Byrider in Independence, Mo.
Zach Denneau was promoted to branch manager in Winona. Denneau began his career at Marine as an intern in 2015. After finishing his first summer as a top-performing intern, he was promoted to an associate consumer loan officer in La Crosse, while finishing his degree at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Denneau then relocated to help launch Marine’s new office in Winona in November of 2016, before being promoted to his most recent position.
Ashley Foreman (pictured) was promoted to human resources manager. Foreman joined Marine in 2015 as a human resources generalist and most recently served as interim human resources manager. In her new role, she will lead and support performance management, employee relations and compensation.
Abigail Welty was promoted to talent acquisition manager. Welty joined the Marine team in 2015 as a consumer loan officer. She was promoted to senior consumer loan officer and then associate branch manager in La Crosse, before recently transitioning to the recruiting team. In her new role, Welty will lead and support the recruiters as they help attract and hire talented individuals to join the team.
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