The $674 million St. Mary's Credit Union appointed Larissa C. Thurston as CFO and SVP of finance. Prior to joining the Marlborough, Mass.-based cooperative, Thurston served as vice president and controller of the Bank of New England in Southern New Hampshire.
The $789 million Charter Oak Federal Credit Union in Groton, Conn., named Michael Ballirano manager of its new branch to open in June at its new headquarters complex in Waterford, Conn. He currently is manager of Charter Oak's Montville and Niantic branches and joined the credit union in 2011.
James C. Garvey has led several banks in Massachusetts, California and Washington.
Though the political action committees of CUNA and NAFCU backed the unsuccessful Senate candidacy of Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) the PACs had some successes yesterday as well.