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* PHOENIX, Ariz. (2/4/08)--Arizona State CU donated a ticket package for an auction that sent two people to Sunday's Super Bowl. The auction proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network. The auction kicked off Thursday and Friday on the Darrell Ankarlo Show, the Mac Watson Show and the Gaydos After Dark Program on KTAR. The package included two tickets to the game and entry to a VIP party before and after the game. The pre-game party hosted celebrities such as Hall of Fame Defensive Back Ronnie Lott and 1979 Rookie of the Year Otis Anderson. The funds from the auction will support the 1 Darn Cool School, which meets educational needs of patients at the Phoenix Children's Hospital … * MADISON, Wis. (2/4/08)--CUNA Mutual Group has hired Steve Koslow as senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. In the new position, Koslow will oversee company performance in compliance, corporate ethics and privacy, and will chair CUNA Mutual's Compliance Leadership Council. Previously, Koslow served as a director in the governance, risk and compliance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. There he advised organizations on the design, structure, organization, and implementation of enterprise-wide ethics and compliance departments … * BATON ROUGE, La. (2/4/08)--LA DOTC FCU cut the ribbon on its third in-school branch Jan. 18 with a ceremony opening Cougar Union, inside Capitol Middle School in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. The credit union is run by 11 eighth-graders working under the supervision of LA DOTC FCU … * SEATTLE (2/4/08)--John Cruz Iglesias has been named president/CEO of Group Health CU, a $230 million asset credit union in Seattle. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief lending officer of Washington State Employees' CU for five years (Pacific Daily News Feb. 1) … * MONTGOMERY, Ala. (2/4/08)--MAX CU honored the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF), a conservation education group, with its MAX Community Achievement Award during the credit union's fifth Annual MAX Community Reception. The reception brings together business, political and community leaders to celebrate community successes as well as recognize organizations and individuals who make a significant difference in quality of life in the area. Pictured are, from left, Tim Gothard, executive director of AWF, and MAX CEO Greg McClellan. (Photo provided by MAX CU)… * GREENSBORO, N.C. (2/4/08)--Joel W. "Joe" Wallace, a board member of the Carolina FCU for 30 years, died Jan. 26 at home in Kings Mountain, N.C. He served on the board of the $19 million asset credit union from 1977 to 2007 and served as chairman from 1979 to 2006. The credit union is creating an annual scholarship for high school graduates in his honor, said the North Carolina Credit Union League (Weekly Update Feb. 1) …


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