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CU System Briefs (08/20/2013)
  • NEW HAVEN, Conn. (8/20/13)--Washington, D.C.- and Connecticut-based nonprofit Innovations for Poverty Action is accepting proposals for new financial products that will help "low and moderate-income populations pay down debt, build assets, and increase financial resilience." Groups whose proposals are approved will receive up to $15,000 in individual grants to help with product implementation and other pilot program costs (Focus eNewsletter Aug. 19) ...
  • CHEYENNE, Wyo. (8/20/13)--Kim Withers, president/CEO of Cheyenne, Wyo.-base Meridian Trust FCU was First Place in the Wyoming Business Report's 2013 "Wyoming Women of Influence Award.  The award recognizes female leadership in the state and honors the accomplishments of 10 women for their leadership and outstanding contributions to their fields. Withers received the honor in the category of Banking and Finance. From left are, MJ Clark, executive editor, Wyoming Business Report; Withers; and Belinda Nelson, publisher of the publication. Withers has served Meridian Trust since 1991 and has been CEO since 1994.  During her tenure, the credit union's assets have grown 500%, branches have increased from two to eight, and thousands of individuals, businesses and associations have become members. She also has served as chairman of SunCorp Corporate CU board and been active with the Mountain West Credit Union Association. (Photo provided by Meridian Trust FCU) ...


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