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CU System Briefs (06/06/2013)
  • ATLANTA (6/6/13)--Rob Braswell, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, retired June 1. Braswell had held his position since 2005 and served in the department for 30 years. Steven Pleger, the former senior deputy commissioner, has been named interim commissioner. "During the first half of my career I learned so much from supervisors and experienced examiners that acted as mentors to me, and in the second half of my career I have been blessed to be supported by a strong group of dedicated, hardworking professionals that truly wanted to make a positive impact on the entities we regulate and the citizens of Georgia," Braswell wrote in a letter to the department.
  • MADISON, Wis. (6/6/13)--IDG's CIO magazine has announced CUNA Mutual Group is among its 2013 CIO 100 award recipients. The 26th annual awards program recognizes organizations worldwide that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. This year's honored project for CUNA Mutual was for its Retirement Radar mobile annuity planning application. Launched in November, Retirement Radar leverages "gamification" techniques for tablet (iPad), mobile, and PC use. By integrating gamified design and mechanics, Radar creates a clear sales experience for customers and financial advisors. Easy-to-understand icons and visual imagery enable the advisor to illustrate a fun, personalized solution to an otherwise serious, sometimes frightening, and complex topic of retirement income, CUNA Mutual said. This year's award recognition marks the sixth time CUNA Mutual Group has received the CIO 100 honor since 2004 ...


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