Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Hanscom AFB, Mass., welcomed Diane Stevens to its leadership team as reverse mortgage loan officer at the Burlington, Mass. branch’s mortgage department. Stevens arrives with years of experience in the banking and mortgage industry, most recently as director of business development in reverse mortgages and loan origination at Accredited Mortgage Co. Earlier in her career, she worked as the director of client services for Topkins and Bevans, attorneys at law. Stevens’s new duties include educating members about reverse mortgages and guiding them through the process. She will also present informational seminars on reverse mortgages to member groups and the public. Hanscom FCU also welcomed Maria Porto as business development manager. Porto joined the business development team in December 2007 as relationship manager, having arrived at Hanscom as a loan officer in the June 2006 merger with Milestone FCU. Porto’s duties include expanding membership and promoting Hanscom FCU products and services, with a focus on recruiting new select employer groups and acting as liaison for current groups.
Hartford Federal Credit Union, Meriden, Conn., said that President/ CEO Edward Danek Jr. has been chosen to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s First District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. The appointment for a three-year term was announced by Brian Clark, senior relationship manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Danek was nominated by Tony Emerson, president/ CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut. Danek is a CPA and has been president/ CEO of Hartford FCU for 23 years.
Greater Watertown Federal Credit Union, Watertown, Conn., welcomed John Klimas as the newest addition to its staff. Klimas will take over the duties as president/CEO overseeing all phases of the credit union. Klimas joins the Greater Watertown FCU with 36 years of experience in financial services, most recently as vice president, lending at STCU Credit Union in Springfield, Mass. Before that, he held a number of senior management positions at a number of credit unions in Connecticut.
Numerica Credit Union, Spokane Valley, Wash., announced that Greg Hansen was promoted to vice president of business services. Hansen possesses 26 years of experience in the financial industry and the last three years have been spent with Numerica. Previously, he was the senior vice president at Intermountain Community Bank and the executive vice president at American West Bank. Hansen earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Washington University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Spokane and an active board member of the Eastern Washington Business Development Corp.
Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., announced that one of its directors has been recruited for a position with the Department of Homeland Security. Guadalupe G. Lara, vice chairman , is the new director of knowledge management, senior fellow at Homeland Security. This position will influence national efforts through the federal executive branch to address the well-being needs of children, youth and families, specifically increasing understanding and leading to better outcomes for children and families touched by the immigration and child welfare systems. Lara has spent most of her working career advocating for children and families in a variety of leadership positions, and is also a motivational speaker. She has served on the board of Credit Union ONE since 1992.
Summit Credit Union, Madison, Wis., as promoted Kimberly Frederickson to vice president of financial education and business development. Frederickson joined Summit Credit Union in 2004 as a trainer. Since then, she has held a variety of learning and development roles, including her most recent promotion in 2008 to assistant vice president of learning and development. She has more than 13 years of experience in training within the credit union industry. Prior to joining Summit, Frederickson was a training design and development specialist for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison. For the past four years, Frederickson has served on the Board of the American Society for Training and Development, South Central Wisconsin chapter, most recently as chapter president. She played a significant role in helping Summit receive the ASTD BEST Award, the training industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition, in 2012 for the second year in a row. Frederickson earned a bachelor of science degree from University of Wisconsin–Madison and plans to graduate from Edgewood College in May with a master of business administration degree.
MAX Credit Union, Montgomery, Ala., has named Tim Marquardt chief financial officer. Marquardt comes to MAX after serving as the controller at Arizona State Credit Union, and as the director of several accounting and analytics divisions at Bank of America in Atlanta, Ga., and Charlotte, N.C. Marquardt is a certified public accountant (CPA) and earned the Black Belt certification in the Six Sigma program of process knowledge and improvement. He brings expertise in financial analysis, strategic planning, internal processes and controls, performance metrics and business-process improvement to MAX. Marquardt earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Augustana College and his master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Mexico.