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* MAUMEE, Ohio (2/21/08)--Sun FCU launched its first Youth Advisory Board earlier this month. The group, ages 14 to 20, joined Melissa Gregg, senior marketing communications specialist, and Maggie Engel, executive assistant, for dinner, an overview of the board's purpose, a review of Sun Federal's products and brainstorming. The board will meet every other month in 2008 and will communicate electronically in between. From left are: front row, Laura Thomaswick, Toledo; Nicole Maher, Perrysburg; and Elizabeth Eddy, Toledo; and back row, Andrew Mizer, Toledo; Zach Hanley, Maumee; and Rex Powers III, Toledo. Not pictured are Mattie Hanley, Maumee, and Jonathan Hall, Oregon (Photo provided by Sun FCU) … * PEWAUKEE, Wis. (2/21/08)--The Wisconsin Credit Union League announced two new hires and five promotions. Michelle Haslam has been hired as compliance specialist. She was previously vice president, compliance officer at West Bend Savings Bank. Melissa Wittig is the new member communications specialist. She previously was editorial assistant at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for more than six years. Promotions included: Joanne Whiting, to executive vice president/chief advocacy officer; Mary Bliss to executive vice president/chief operating officer; Tom Liebe to vice president of government affairs; Jill Weber to director of member solutions; and Chad Helminak to public relations specialist. * BOSSIER CITY, La. (2/21/08)--Rod Taylor has been chosen as
president/CEO of Barksdale FCU, succeeding Arno Easterly, who will retire after serving as CEO for nearly 24 years. Taylor has been executive vice president and chief operations officer at the nearly $700 million asset credit union for the past 16 years, since 1992. He began his credit union career in 1986 with a position at OSU FCU. and has served in the financial industry since 1983. Easterly has been in the credit union business for 48 years. Prior to becoming CEO at Barksdale FCU, he was president/CEO of the Campus FCU at Louisiana State University. Easterly is past chairman and an original incorporator of Credit Union Cooperative branching, is a director and past chairman of the Southwest Corporate FCU, and served on the Credit Union National Association's Subcommittee on Supervision and Examination. He has won numerous awards, including the Louisiana Credit Union League's Distinguished Service, Political Action and Executive of the Year recognition … * CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (2/21/08)--E.J. Donaghey has been named president of the University of Illinois Employees CU, based it Champaign, effective Feb. 11, the credit union announced Tuesday. He has been executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hawthorne CU, Naperville, for the past five years. Donaghey previously served as vice president of strategic planning and business development for Baxter CU, Vernon Hills. Longtime president Charles Rutan resigned last summer. Greg Anderson served as interim president (The News-Gazette.com Feb. 20) …


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