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CU System Briefs (10/24/2013)
  • AUSTIN, Texas (10/24/13)--Suzy Brinkman-Doughty, CEO of NAFT CU in Pharr, Texas for 28 years and a Credit Union National Association board member from 1997 until 2002, died on Oct. 21. Brinkman-Doughty was also helped lead the Magic Valley Chapter of Credit Unions, the Texas Credit Union League, and served on the Credit Union National Association Board from 1997 until 2002. She is remembered within the credit union system and her community for her passion and dedication. Brinkman-Doughty was preceded in death by her husband, AC Doughty who died in 2004. He was also a credit union CEO in the valley area. (Cornerstone Credit Union Leaguer Oct. 23)...
  • GOSHEN, Ind. (10/24/13)--Interra CU named Amy Sink as its new CEO on Tuesday. She starts on Nov. 4. Sink was formerly a senior vice president and chief financial officer for Teachers CU, based in South Bend, Ind., where she directed the finance, accounting, treasury, information systems, electronic funds transfer and human resources departments. She is also chair of the board for Alloya Corporate CU. Sink replaces former CEO Jack Sheets. (The Goshen News Oct. 23) Interra is based in Goshen, Ind., has 11 offices, and more than 52,000 members and $644 million in assets...
  • MIDLAND, Texas (10/24/13)--A west Texas car dealer has pleaded guilty to a scheme that cheated a credit union out of $3.9 million on more than 300 loans. (Abilene Reporter-News Oct. 22) After admitting to the conspiracy to commit bank fraud, Raymond Holguin Jr. faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. A sales manager and a former loan officer at the victimized credit union, My Community FCU, earlier pleaded to being accomplices, and also await sentencing. Prosecutors say the three plotted to get loans to customers who failed to meet My Community's lending standards. The loan officer received kickbacks from Holguin...


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