Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., elected incumbents Phil Andrews, John Dingethal and Chuck McDonald to the board of directors, while Lowell McDougal and Martin Oreschnigg assumed roles on the supervisory committee. The elected volunteers will help the credit union reach projected goals for growth and standards of service.
Wauna Federal Credit Union, Clatskanie, Ore., career advancement program, an initiative that focuses on promoting employees within the organization, has selected Loan Officer and Member Service Representative Jennifer Ramsey as its first participant. Ramsey will be enrolled in a program that allows employees to acquire the skills and experience necessary to fulfill desired roles within the organization. Her enrollment was secured through an application process in which a committee reviewed Ramsey's intentions for the program. Graduation from the self-paced course is contingent upon Ramsey's completion of external and internal training programs as well as job shadowing and working with mentors. The credit union also announced that St. Helens Branch Manager Christie Kiggins was inducted into the 2010-2012 Regional Workforce Investment Board where she will oversee worker education and training.
Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif., announced the promotion of Brian Robinett, the former first vice president, mortgage lending operations. Robinett will go on to serve as senior vice president, chief credit officer and will be responsible for overseeing mortgage, consumer and business lending as well as credit policy and loan servicing. Robinett is an experienced former employee of HomeComings Financial Network and First Franklin Financial Corp. and holds a bachelors of science in finance from Santa Clara University.
CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., announced the election of Doug Allman as chairman of the board of directors at the organization. Allman, president/CEO of NASA Federal Credit Union, served as a member on the board for six years and has held positions on other committees and organizations at the Credit Union Mortgage Association and the Department of Justice Federal Credit Union. Allman holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BS from the University of North Carolina.
Heritage Federal Credit Union, Newburgh, Ind., elected three members to the board of directors at the credit union's annual meeting. More than 400 members attended to watch Donald F. Bowen, Joseph J. Seibert and William H. Yockey re-elected to the board and hear reports from President/CEO Ruth Gaon.
Advance Financial Federal Credit Union, Schererville, Ind., veteran employee Alfred Tracy announced his retirement from the credit union's board of directors after 15 years of service. During his employment, Tracy served as director, treasurer and vice chairman. The organization honored him with a retirement dinner, commemorative memory box and an engraved plaque.
Greater Minnesota Credit Union, Mora and Isle, Minn., employees Linda Thiele and Staci Norby, who have served with the credit union for 20 years and 17 years respectively, have been elevated to the status of branch manager at two separate locations. Thiele, who will oversee the Isle office served in many different roles throughout her career including teller, loan officer and administrative positions. Norby was transferred to the Mora office and served in many the same capacities as Thiele. Most recently Norby held the position of senior loan officer.
Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union, Rocky Hill, Conn., promoted Lisa Asadourian to vice president of marketing. Asadourian was elevated from her former position of director or marketing, which she held for 10 years. Her new responsibilities will include an emphasis on increasing participation and activity from existing members as well as expanding the involvement of the organization itself within the community. Asadourian holds a BA in English and philosophy from the University of Connecticut.
United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union, Tinton Falls, N.J., re-elected Ann C. Weingartner and Randall F. Wiehs to its board of directors. The election marked the beginning of Weingartner's three-year term, as Treasurer at the credit union, where she has served in numerous capacities for 40 years. Wiehs will assume the role of secretary. He began work with the credit union in 1996 and was named chairman of the supervisory committee three years later.
Bronco Federal Credit Union, Hampton Roads, Va., employee Wendy Pulley was selected as employee of the quarter for the last part of 2009. Pulley, who has worked with the credit union for four years, was rewarded with a certificate of recognition and her own personal parking space. Nominations for the award come directly from the credit union's staff and the winner is selected by a committee.
Security Service Federal Credit Union, McAllen, Texas, announced that Robert Chamberlain has joined the staff at the credit union's newest location as service center manager. Chamberlain will oversee cash operations, member service and facility maintenance at the service center. With more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry, Chamberlain earned a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas Pan American and has held managerial positions at Wells Fargo Bank.