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  • WASHINGTON (1/26/12)--Paul Hazen, who recently stepped down as president/CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA), has been named executive director of the U.S.  Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), effective Feb. 1. Hazen has more than 30 years' experience in international and domestic cooperative development. OCDC champions, advocates and promotes effective international cooperative development. NCBA is the oldest national cooperative organization in the U.S. Under Hazen's leadership, its international cooperative development portfolio grew from $8 million annually to over $30 million. In 2001,  Hazen was named CEO Communicator of the Year by the Cooperative Communicators Association. He has served as board member of the Consumer Federation of American, member and chair of OCDC board; board member of the International Cooperative Alliance; and chairman of the United Nations International Year of the Cooperative steering committee. With projects in over 70 counties, OCDC members implement the largest portfolio of cooperative development programs in the world. Its members are: ACDI/VOCA, CHF International, Cooperative Resources International, Communications Cooperative International, HealthPartners, Land O'Lakes International Development, NCBA, NRECA and the World Council of Credit Unions …
  • ARVADA, Colo. (1/26/12)--For the seventh consecutive year, Partner Colorado CU (PCCU) has ranked in Denver's top 10 "Best Places to Work" in the medium-sized company category by the Denver Business Journal. The credit union placed sixth in the category and was recognized for its commitment to employee satisfaction. It is the "staff's team effort that makes PCCU a great place to work, " PCCU CEO Sundie Seefried said, adding, "We take pride in putting our members first, and everything we do grows out of that philosophy." The survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, measured 40 attributes that drive engagement. It broke down questions into 10 categories: team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices. "During the past seven years, we've seen a steady improvement at PCCU in both employee and member satisfaction," Seefried said. "We've reduced employee attrition and increased member service scores. The real reward is what our employees give back to the credit union and our members."  …


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