Credit Union Times Magazine September 10, 2014

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  • Credit Unions Leverage ATMs as Experts Predict Growth

    Data breaches and reduced interchange income renew interest in cash.

  • Sponem Serves as Catalyst for Change, Progress

    Kim Sponem, president/CEO of Summit Credit Union, has never been one to shy away from tough conversations.

  • League Exec Named NASCUS CEO

    Lucy Ito, executive vice president and chief operations officer for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, has been named the new president/CEO of NASCUS, the organization said Sept. 3.

  • Donations

    This year marked the 18th year that the $993 million Black Hills Federal Credit Union in Rapid City, S.D., has collected school supplies for children. For this school year, the credit union said it received more than 77,000 supplies for its School Supply Drive thanks to donations from community partners,...



  • Barry Jolette Set to Retire

    San Mateo Credit Union CEO Barry Jolette has announced his retirement. No timeline has been established for the transition to new leadership, SMCU said in an Aug. 29 release.

  • CU Times Launches Digital Marketplace Directory

    CU Times has launched a new digital Marketplace Directory that provides a searchable, online source of products and services available to the credit union industry.

  • Veridian CEO Announces 2015 Departure

    After 25j years as president/CEO of Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo, Iowa, Jean Trainor will step down in 2015. According to a Thursday statement, she will leave the post to help her son fulfill a career dream of giving a voice to others who, like him, are unable to speak.

  • Credit Card Rewards Programs Gain Clout

    A new study from J.D. Power found that consumers’ satisfaction with their credit cards has risen to a four year high. However, even with that high degree of satisfaction, 10% of cardholders still switched their primary credit card in 2014.

  • McWatters Names Vega Senior Policy Advisor

    NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters named Sarah Vega as his senior policy advisor, the NCUA announced Sept. 3.

  • Turner Leaves Catalyst Corporate

    Brian Turner has left his job as chief strategist at Catalyst Strategic Solutions in Plano, Texas, to form Meridian Alliance LLC, an independent firm designed to provide strategic assessment and counsel to credit unions.

  • ASI Says No 2014 Special Assessment

    Credit unions with share deposits primarily insured by the Dublin, Ohio-based American Share Insurance will not pay a special premium assessment in 2014, according to a Aug. 28 release from the private insurer.


  • People

    Read about the past week's new hires, promotions and other career milestones in the credit union industry.

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