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  • BEAVERTON, Ore. (1/16/14)--The Northwest Credit Union Association announced this week that it has added Samantha Beeler to its political and grassroots advocacy team. The role, the NWCUA says, will have her working with credit unions in Oregon and Washington to develop the association's legislative and political agenda (Anthem Jan. 14). Beeler has experience with grassroots advocacy from her time in charge of international outreach efforts for a relief organization called The World Race. She has also worked as a business development and marketing coordinator for BakerHostetler LLP in Washington, D.C.--a city where, last year, she opened her own events firm ...
  • HARAHAN, La. (1/16/14)--University of Louisiana FCU, Lafayette, named Debbie Kidder as its new president/CEO (eNews Jan. 15). She replaces Patsy Matthieu. Kidder, who has been with the $44 million asset-credit union for 36 years, has been a senior vice president since 2003. Before that, she worked as a teller, a member service representative, a bookkeeper, an accountant and an operations manager ...
  • GAINESVILLE, Fla. (1/16/14)--SunState FCU reported this week passing the $500,000 mark in a refund program, after doling out the 10 millionth nickel since the promotion started. The Gainesville, Fla., credit union promised members in October 2009 that they would receive 5 cents back for performing signature debit card transactions. "We are very excited to reach this milestone, not only because 10 million of anything is substantial, but also because that nickel will represent $500,000 we have given directly to our members right here in North Central Florida," said Robert Hart, vice president of marketing at the $300 million-asset credit union ...


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