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CU System Briefs (01/08/2014)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C., and BALTIMORE (1/8/14)--Karen Gouldmann is the new, shared chief financial officer of $68 million-asset Department of Labor FCU, Washington, D.C., and $57 million-asset Destinations CU, Baltimore. Gouldmann will split her time between the two credit unions, working in both offices as needed. She was most recently employed by Tower FCU after its merger with U.S. Coast Guard CU, Baltimore, where she served as CEO. She has also served as vice president of audit and compliance for MECU, Baltimore, and senior auditor for Provident Bank ...
  • BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (1/8/14)--Beaver Valley FCU, Beaver Falls, Pa., announced the retirement of CEO Albert Tripodi. He began his career with Beaver Valley FCU, then B7W Employees FCU, in 1952 as a member of the supervisory committee. He was elected to the board of directors and appointed CEO in 1955. Aaron Kniess, who most recently served as Beaver Valley FCU's assistant manager and chief financial officer, will succeed Tripodi ...
  • ARLINGTON, Va. (1/8/14)--The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) announced that Jenny Champagne, vice president of regulatory and government relations, is leaving the organization. Also, Elizabeth Kirkland has joined NASCUS as director of communications and marketing. In her years at NASCUS, Champagne has overseen educational programs, regulatory and government relations and communications. Champagne is pursuing a secondary education career. She will begin working as a teacher-in-training in a middle-school English classroom in Northern Virginia this month and earn her teaching certificate in May. Kirkland, who formerly served as the director of publications for the Alexandria, Va.-based International Public Management Association for Human Resources, began her role as NASCUS' director of communications and marketing Dec. 16 ...
  • NEW YORK (1/8/14)--The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions' Annual Conference will be held May 14-16 in Detroit. The conference is the larger gathering of credit unions that share a mission of community development within the U.S. Sessions will focus on emerging markets, innovative products, new technologies, research and community outreach. Among the keynote speakers is Michael S. Barr, a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and a former U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions. Federation members save more than 35% when they register by Jan. 20 ... 


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