* ALBANY, N.Y. (1/4/10)--N. Y. Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Metropolitan) (shown here) met with credit unions in New York City
for the Metropolitan Chapter's legislative luncheon. Also attending was Alice Fisher, community outreach director from the office of Sen. Liz Krueger (D-N.Y.) Miller, a retired credit union manager, reaffirmed his support for credit unions and the advancement of credit union legislation such as municipal depository choice and financial literacy measures. A member of the Assembly Banks Committee, he encouraged credit unions to focus on one or two key issues for the next legislative session. Fisher discussed Krueger's support for credit unions and their work. She said Krueger has predicted lawmakers will pass only legislation that doesn't cost the state money during the next two years. Edgar Alleyne, chapter council member and volunteer at Church of the Master FCU, spoke about the bank-credit union relationship. Representing the Credit Union Association of New York, which helped coordinate the event, were Advocacy Specialist Leona Haberstro and Political Action Coordinator Cheryl Frantzen. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of New York) ... * SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (1/4/10)--Redwood CU received the Outstanding Business Diversity award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin, Calif., during the chamber's annual La Posada Gala
celebration. Chamber President Cecilia Zamora said the credit union "is a positive role model to all financial institutions with its internal and external business practices that support a multicultural community." The credit union "plans to continue to enhance our efforts toward better serving the financial needs of the growing Latino community in the North Bay," said Redwood CU President/CEO Brett Martinez. From left are Redwood's Marin branch management team: Branch Manager Sal Medina and Assistant Branch Managers Nora Gartner and John Romero. (Photo provided by Redwood CU) ... * PORT NECHES, Texas (1/4/10)--Thad J. Angelle has been named president/CEO of MCT CU. The appointment was effective Friday. He succeeds Lee W. Robinson (The Record Live
Dec. 29). Angelle previously served as executive vice president at the $178.4 million asset, Port Neches, Texas-based credit union. He has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years, beginning his career in 1993 in consumer and commercial lending at Bridge City State Bank. In 2004, he joined the senior management team at MCT CU, where his primary responsibility was to establish a commercial lending department, and manage the mortgage and collection departments before being promoted to executive vice president. He is a 2008 graduate of the CUNA Management School, presented by the Credit Union National Association ...