This past week, HR departments at nine credit unions across thecountry were busy helping employees move to the next level in theircareers. Check out the latest People news here.

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The $1.2 billion Columbia Credit UnionVancouver, Wash., hired AllanSiegel (pictured) as SVP and CFO. In this position,Siegel will oversee the credit union's financial-related activitiesand provide leadership in the areas of accounting, finance,forecasting, credit administration and strategic planning. Siegelbrings more than 35 years of banking management experience to theposition.

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The $6.6 billion Alaska USA Federal CreditUnion in Anchorage, Alaska promoted one employee and hiredanother.

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Jayson Schmett was promoted to vice president,secondary marketing. Schmett has been with Alaska USA for 13years, holding a variety of positions with increasingresponsibilities. He most recently held the position of secondarymarketing operations manager.

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Leisa Gates was hired as retail productionmortgage manager for Arizona, California and WashingtonState. Gates brings more than 34 years of mortgage industryexperience to the position, including having previously worked asregional vice president for a Washington State-based mortgagecompany.

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The $498 million Quincy Credit Union inQuincy, Mass., promoted Hannah Nunes to marketingadministrative assistant. In her new role as marketingadministrative assistant, she is responsible for supporting themarketing, public relations and financial literacy efforts of thecredit union. Nunes started at the credit union as a receptionistand was later promoted to the member service department.

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The $3.1 billion Veridian Credit Union inWaterloo, Iowa hired Wes McIntosh as commercialservices specialist. McIntosh, an Omaha resident, brings 15 yearsof experience from the $663 million Centris Credit Union in Omaha,Neb., most recently as a financial sales manager. He earned anassociate degree in business at Metropolitan Community College andserves as a volunteer for the Nebraska Humane Society and TheSalvation Army.

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The $2.2 billion United Federal CreditUnion in St. Joseph, Mich., appointed AnthonyMarko to mortgage advisor. In his new role, Marko willprovide financial counseling and product awareness to credit unionmembers regarding their home financing needs. Marko has workedin the financial industry since 2013, serving as a member serviceadvisor, licensed sales assistant and personal banker.

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SOUTH

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The $2.1 billion University Federal CreditUnion in Austin, Texas promoted two employees.

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Corina Watts was promoted to director ofmarketing. In the newly created position, Watts will lead allfacets of strategic marketing, including branding, externalcommunication, media and public relations, and market andmembership analytics. The new role marks the fifth promotionshe has achieved since joining the co-op in 1996 as a market salescoordinator.

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Jim Brown was promoted to director of retaillending. In the newly created position, Brown will lead consumerand mortgage services. He will direct retail lending operations andimplement lending initiatives to meet member needs, ensurecontinued loan portfolio growth and maximize operationalefficiency. Brown has been with UFCU since 1989 and most recentlyserved as senior manager of retail lending.

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The $2.1 billion Truliant Federal CreditUnion in Winston-Salem, N.C., promoted LinellJohnson to vice president, controller. In this role,Johnson is responsible for managing accounting, electronic fundsand payment processing, purchasing and financial reportingdepartments along with performing financial modeling for Truliant.He replaces longtime controller Lori Mowen.

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The $2.2 billion Chartway Federal Credit Unionin Virginia Beach, Va., promoted one employee and hiredanother.

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Ken Maddrey (pictured) was promoted to vicepresident of collections and fraud. In this position, he willoversee the credit union's collections and fraud teams. Thisincludes setting collections strategy, managing collectionspartnerships and working closely with business partners tostrategically mitigate fraud risks. He will also serve as theworkout committee chair, a program the credit union offers tosupport members experiencing financial hardships.

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David Menker was hired as vice president ofreal estate lending. Menker joins Chartway following more than 25years in real estate, banking and mortgages. He will be responsiblefor the overall management of all real estate lending and servicingfunctions. He will also facilitate pipeline-tracking systems andrespond to and make effective use of the Federal Reserve, stockmarket, economic indicators, yield curve and other drivers thatimpact lending.

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The $161 million Park View Federal CreditUnion in Harrisonburg, Va., hired ChrisMiller as a mortgage loan advisor. He will work out of theHarmony Square branch. Miller previously worked in the financialservices industry specializing in lending and branchleadership.

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