• Northup appointed NCUA director of public and congressional affairs

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Acting NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar announced June 29 that he intends to appoint Clifford R. Northup to the agency's director of Public and Congressional Affairs. The current director, Bob Loftus, plans to retire by July 27, after 20 years with the agency. Northup will serve as the primary contact...

  • SOUTH

    Volunteer Corporate Credit Union, Brentwood, Tenn., has promoted Ben G. Mauldin to senior vice president/chief financial officer; Ben Williams to vice president of information services; and Shirley Austin to vice president of finance. Florida Central Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., Senior Vice President Laida E. Garcia has been elected Florida Credit...

  • EVA is pet peeve

    In response to publisher Mike Welch's recent column on pet peeves, I have one of my own. My biggest pet peeve has to be the notion, within the credit union industry, that EVA-type measurement methodologies have no place within our organizations because "we are different from for-profit entities." I agree...

  • CUNA Mutual Group updates retirement statements

    MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Mutual Group will begin sending out revamped retirement account statements this month to some 60,000 CU employees, or about 35% of full-time staffers in the nation's CUs. Most of the 60,000 retirement account holders are participants of 401(k) plans, with others participants in money purchase and...

  • Everyone counts at NAFCU's lean and mean operation

    NAFCU only has a staff of 56, but its 1,000 member CUs would never know it. NAFCU leaders say its staff strives to be responsive to all of its member CUs, taking a hands-on approach. Long-known for its regulatory and compliance expertise, NAFCU has been working on increasing its profile...

  • Poor leaders peeve me

    Publisher Mike Welch has some pet peeves. So do I. People who hold a position on the board of directors of a credit union or credit union trade association who: *Never have a position on any topic. *Are afraid to speak out and ask questions. *Hold an officers position because...

  • CUs hear from dealers, auto experts at CUDL Auto Lending Symposium

    LAS VEGAS - Anyone who's bought a car recently knows that the entire process - from researching a vehicle to making the actual purchase - has changed from what it used to be. So it came as no surprise to the more than 250 representatives from 90 credit unions who...

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Overland Park, Kan., has underwritten two $1,500 scholarships for the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation. The awards program, entitled "Celebrate Success! 2001" recognizes two seniors who possess outstanding records of leadership and academic achievement. Alicia Stuart and Eric Yurkovich, both seniors at Shawnee Mission Northwest, are the first...

  • Portland Teachers Credit Union enhances education fund

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Teachers CU (PTCU), the largest CU in Oregon, has placed a top priority on education in their area, and has created a plan to support their commitment through a special funding opportunity. A three-tiered cooperative effort is making it a reality. The PTCU, Gresham-Barlow School District...

  • CSCU lets CUs analyze their own portfolio

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - With all the talk about keeping or selling a credit card portfolio, Card Services for Credit Unions, Inc. has launched the Virtual Card Consultant-an online portfolio analysis tool. Designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of a credit card program, the virtual card consultant is...