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Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Hanscom AFB,Mass., welcomed Diane Stevens to its leadershipteam as reverse mortgage loan officer at the Burlington, Mass.branch's mortgage department. Stevens arrives with years ofexperience in the banking and mortgage industry, most recently asdirector of business development in reverse mortgages and loanorigination at Accredited Mortgage Co. Earlier in her career, sheworked as the director of client services for Topkins and Bevans,attorneys at law. Stevens's new duties include educating membersabout reverse mortgages and guiding them through the process. Shewill also present informational seminars on reverse mortgages tomember groups and the public. Hanscom FCU also welcomedMaria Porto as business development manager. Portojoined the business development team in December 2007 asrelationship manager, having arrived at Hanscom as a loan officerin the June 2006 merger with Milestone FCU. Porto's duties includeexpanding membership and promoting Hanscom FCU products andservices, with a focus on recruiting new select employer groups andacting as liaison for current groups. 

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Hartford Federal Credit Union, Meriden, Conn.,said that President/ CEO Edward Danek Jr. has beenchosen to join the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's First DistrictCommunity Depository Institutions Advisory Council. The appointmentfor a three-year term was announced by Brian Clark, seniorrelationship manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Danek wasnominated by Tony Emerson, president/ CEO of the Credit UnionLeague of Connecticut.  Danek is a CPA and has beenpresident/ CEO of Hartford FCU for 23 years. 

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Greater Watertown Federal Credit Union,Watertown, Conn., welcomed John Klimas as thenewest addition to its staff. Klimas will take over the duties aspresident/CEO overseeing all phases of the credit union. Klimasjoins the Greater Watertown FCU with 36 years of experience infinancial services, most recently as vice president, lending atSTCU Credit Union in Springfield, Mass.  Before that, heheld a number of senior management positions at a number of creditunions in Connecticut. 

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Numerica Credit Union, Spokane Valley, Wash.,announced that Greg Hansen was promoted to vicepresident of business services. Hansen possesses 26 years ofexperience in the financial industry and the last three years havebeen spent with Numerica. Previously, he was the senior vicepresident at Intermountain Community Bank and the executive vicepresident at American West Bank. Hansen earned a bachelor's degreein business administration from Western Washington University. Heis also a graduate of Leadership Spokane and an active board memberof the Eastern Washington Business Development Corp.

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Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., announcedthat one of its directors has been recruited for a position withthe Department of Homeland Security. Guadalupe G.Lara, vice chairman , is the new director of knowledgemanagement, senior fellow at Homeland Security.  Thisposition will influence national efforts through the federalexecutive branch to address the well-being needs of children, youthand families, specifically increasing understanding and leading tobetter outcomes for children and families touched by theimmigration and child welfare systems. Lara has spent most of herworking career advocating for children and families in a variety ofleadership positions, and is also a motivational speaker. She has served on the board of Credit Union ONE since 1992.

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Summit Credit Union, Madison, Wis., as promotedKimberly Frederickson to vice president offinancial education and business development. Frederickson joinedSummit Credit Union in 2004 as a trainer.  Since then, shehas held  a variety of learning and development roles,including her most recent promotion in 2008 to assistant vicepresident of learning and development. She has more than13 years of experience in training within the credit unionindustry.  Prior to joining Summit, Frederickson was atraining design and development specialist for CUNA Mutual Group inMadison. For the past four years, Frederickson has servedon the Board of the American Society for Training and Development,South Central Wisconsin chapter, most recently as chapterpresident.  She played a significant role in helpingSummit receive the ASTD BEST Award, the training industry's mostrigorous and coveted recognition, in 2012 for the second year in arow.  Frederickson earned a bachelor of science degreefrom University of Wisconsin–Madison and plans to graduate fromEdgewood College in May with a master of business administrationdegree.   

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MAX Credit Union, Montgomery, Ala., has namedTim Marquardt chief financial officer. Marquardtcomes to MAX after serving as the controller at Arizona StateCredit Union, and as the director of several accounting andanalytics divisions at Bank of America in Atlanta, Ga., andCharlotte, N.C. Marquardt is a certified public accountant (CPA)and earned the Black Belt certification in the Six Sigma program ofprocess knowledge and improvement.  He brings expertise infinancial analysis, strategic planning, internal processes andcontrols, performance metrics and business-process improvement toMAX. Marquardt earned his bachelor's degree in accounting fromAugustana College and his master's degree in accounting from theUniversity of New Mexico. 

 

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