Energy Federal Credit Union
, Rockville, Md., announced theretirement of Raymond Holt Jr. from the board of directors after 24years of service. Throughout his tenure with the credit union, Holtserved on numerous committees, including the nominating committee,member services committee, investment committee and the pensioncommittee.



Brightstar Credit Union, Sunrise, Fla., namedJames F. Notter to its board of directors. Notter, a well knowneducator and administrator is the superintendent of Broward CountyPublic Schools, the nation's sixth largest public school system.Notter has been in education for over 36 years, including 10 yearsas a classroom teacher and 26 years in administrative roles.

Shell Federal Credit Union
, Houston, Texas, named SoniaCastillo its new vice president of human resources. Castillo hasover 17 years of credit union experience.

San Antonio Federal Credit Union
, San Antonio, announcedthat Wendi Lozada- Smith has joined the credit union's informationtechnology team as an information security officer. She brings morethan a decade of experience in financial institutions andinformation security to the credit union. The credit union alsoannounced the appointment of Blaise C. Bender, to serve as a memberof the supervisory committee. Paul R. Ellis joined the collectionsteam as vice president and collections manager. He brings 30 yearsof experience in the financial industry with him to theposition.


SAFE Federal Credit Union, Sumter, S.C.,announced that employee Joye Cox has been named to the NAFCUquarter-century honor roll. Cox has been with the credit unionsince 1984 when she was hired as marketing director. She is nowvice president of marketing, which entails oversight of theadvertising, public relations, business development, research andfinancial counseling areas.

Langley Federal Credit Union
, Newport News, Va., honoredJack Frost, a board member from 1980 to 2008, by bestowing upon himthe title of director emeritus. Frost served on the board for 28years, and he held positions as wide ranging as chairman toassistant secretary.



NuUnion Credit Union, Lansing, Mich., promotedJennifer Kurzynowski to chief information officer. She will overseethe development and operations of all information technology.Kurzynowski was most recently vice president of e-commerce for thecredit union, where she has been for 19 years.


Wanigas Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich., electedtheir board of directors and credit committee for 2009 at theirannual meeting. The board of directors consists of: Gerald Little,chairperson; Larry Gosen, vice chairperson; Oscar Gonzales,treasurer; Michael Balls, secretary; Valorie Green, director; SteveJurik, director; and Sheldon Matthews, director. The creditcommittee consists of: Lynette Scott, Claude Tanner, Mike Malmo,Anthony McDonald, Robert Henley and Lisa Ramirez.


Columbia Credit Union
, Vancouver, Wash., announced thatRobert Stewart was hired as a registered representative withFinancial Network located at Columbia Credit Union's wealthmanagement department. Stewart will work with members andbusinesses to assist them in achieving their financial goals.Stewart has more than seven years of experience in theindustry.

North Island Credit Union
, San Diego, Calif., announcedthat North Island Credit Union Vice President and Branch ManagerKirk Gentry has been named “El Cajon 2008 Citizen of the Year.” Thehonor was bestowed upon Gentry by the Rotary Club of El Cajon andthe El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club.


Otero Federal Credit Union, Alamogordo, N.M.,announced that it's new assistant vice president/branch manager atthe South Main location in Roswell will be Kim Purcell.


, Portland, Ore., named Chris Grebisz chiefoperating officer. Grebisz has over 15 years of experience insoftware development, professional services, global operations,management and business development.

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