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CU System Briefs (12/16/2013)
  • WASHINGTON (12/16/13)--Twelve staff from the Credit Union National Association's Washington, D.C., offices were on hand Dec. 12 to help man the phone lines for three hours during a WPGC Radiothon benefitting Children's National Medical Center in Washington. The telethon raised more than $85,000 for the children's hospital, which is a local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Assisting in the efforts were Angela Barnett, Jamie Bell, Adam Engelman, Felicity Guerin, Jillian Hitt, Carmen Mercado, Megan Mundt, Grace Sanchez, Alicia Schmitz, Ruth Shirley, Shane Singh, and Katie Wingo.  Pictured from left are: Wingo, executive assistant of CUNA's government affairs; Guerin, development manager of Credit Unions for Kids, and Hitt, executive assistant of legislative affairs. (Photo provided by CUNA) ...
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. (12/16/13)--Judy (Root) Greff, an Associated Healthcare CU employee, is set to be honored as a Credit Union Builder by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation before her impending retirement. An industry professional for more than 30 years, Greff has also worked for NSP Highbridge CU, MTC Employees CU, and Bluestone FCU. She worked on the successful merger between Bluestone and AHCU in 2011, and has served on the MnCUF board of directors for six years. Greff also served on the Minnesota Credit Union Network's Credit Union for Kids, awards and election committees, was a member of the Grass Roots Education and Action Team, was active in the network's River Cities chapter, and offered financial education to women in the Eagan Homeless Shelter. Greff is among 23 people awarded MnCUF's Credit Union Builder Award. AHCU is based in St. Paul, Minn., and has $43 million in assets ...
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (12/16/13)--Truliant FCU President/CEO Marcus Schaefer has been named to the Center for International Understanding board of directors, said the North Carolina Credit Union League (The Weekly Conversation Dec. 12). The CIU, which was founded in 1979, offers educational programs for business, policy and academic leaders. "Truliant's mission to enhance the financial lives of its member-owners ties in nicely with The Center for International Understanding's mission to globally engage our state through awareness and action, and I'm honored to be named a board member," he said. Raleigh, N.C.-based CIU is part of the University of North Carolina system. Schaefer has led Truliant since 1995. He serves on the Small Business Technology Development Center advisory board for the Triad Region, and as chair of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Credit Union Advisory Council, and on the Credit Union National Association's World Leadership Development Committee. Truliant FCU is based in Winston-Salem, N.C. and has $1.6 billion in assets ...


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