First Credit Union, Chandler, Ariz., last week announces the death of Fred L. Kent, former president/CEO of the credit union.
The three-way league merger of Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming into the new Mountain West Credit Union Association was made official Friday.
Denise Sweet-McGregor, the former interim CEO of NCUA-conserved AEA Federal Credit Union of Arizona, is leaving the CU Feb. 18, it was disclosed Monday.
Arizona credit union leaders Wednesday joined in expressing their support for victims of Saturday's Tucson shooting with a number planning to attend tonight's memorial ceremony led by President Obama with CUs also contributing to various local funds.
The Arizona Credit Union League said Saturday's rampage left everyone there with "heavy hearts," but praised those in Tucson for being a "shining light" because of the city's handling of the aftermath.
Scott Earl, president/CEO of the Arizona Credit Union League, moves up Jan. 1 to become interim head of the proposed new trade group combining Arizona and the Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming.
The budget shortfalls harshly affecting a number of state governments over the past two years seem, for the most part, to have spared credit union regulation any sharp impairment.
The trend toward trade group consolidation picked up more steam last week with plans by the Arizona Credit Union League and Credit Union Associations of Colorado and Wyoming to merge.
The new Northwest Credit Union Association, combining the Oregon and Washington leagues, is ready to roll Jan. 1.
As the fall campaign season kicks into high gear, CUNA's political action committee has $1 million in its coffers for upcoming political activities.