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CU System briefs (03/13/2009)
* MADISON, Wis. (3/16/09)--Summit CU, based in Madison, Wis., is seeking four individuals or families to participate in an interactive competition, Project Money. The prize: $10,000 for the winner and $2,500 each for the runners up. Participants will meet with financial coaches during the seven-month challenge to develop customized tools and advice aimed at meeting their financial goals. The nearly $1.3 billion asset credit union will award points in three categories: Increase in savings (40%), debt reduction (40%), and participation in program events such as educational sessions, coaching meetings, and web blogs (20%). Other members can participate in the Play at Home option on Summit's website … * TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (3/16/09)--Florida Commerce CU has appointed Cecilia D. Homison as its new CEO. The appointment was effective March 1. Homison succeeds long-time CEO Ron Fye, who is retiring. Homison has been chief financial officer of Florida Commerce CU since 2000. She began her credit union career in 1988 at Heritage Trust FCU, Charleston, S.C., as assistant vice president/controller. Later she served as vice president finance, senior vice president finance/controller and chief operations officer. The Tallahassee-based credit union is the largest credit union in North Florida, with more than 36,000 members and $300 million in assets … * GREENSBORO, N.C. (3/16/09)--Greensboro (N.C.) Municipal CU's board of directors has named Jerry Wise to the position of CEO/president. Wise has more than 12 years' experience in the credit union movement, most recently as executive vice president of Fremont (Ohio) FCU. Prior to that he served as executive vice president at Firelands FCU, Bellevue, Ohio, according to the North Carolina Credit Union League (Weekly Update March 6). In those positions Wise was involved with all operations of the credit union and worked to improve the quality of services to members. Greensboro Municipal CU has more than $31.3 million in assets … * VAN NUYS, Calif. (3/16/09)--Los Angeles Police FCU (LAPFCU) been selected as one of California's best places to work, according to Employer's Group, a human resources and advocacy firm serving California employers (Market Wire March 10). The $694.8 million asset credit union earned second place out of five winners in the medium-size companies' category. The ranking was based on LAPFCU's scores against 490 companies in employer and employees surveys in nine categories: work-life balance, pay, benefits, training and advancement opportunities, diversity programs, turnover, perks, employee voice and workplace culture, and community involvement …


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