* STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (5/2/11)--A former manager at State College (Pa.) FCU has been charged with embezzling more than $67,000 from the credit union over a five-year span. According to court documents, Anne Martin, 42, allegedly approved unauthorized raises and pension contributions totaling $45,127 and engaged in $9,000 worth vacation abuse. A court hearing is scheduled in July (wjactv.com/news
April 28) … * ST. LOUIS (5/2/11)--Vantage CU hosted Willie Ahli, a credit union
delegate from Ghana, during the week of April 13-21 at the credit union's Bridgeton, Mo., headquarters. Ahli is deputy general manager, finance and administration, at the Ghana Cooperative Credit Union Association. He traveled to Madison, Wis., to attend a Credit Union Development Education (DE) training program, whose 2011 graduating class included two from Ghana participating through the African DE Scholars Program. During his St. Louis visit, he toured several Vantage CU branches, and spent a day at St. Louis Community CU and half a day at the Missouri Credit Union Association. He also shared his experiences with students at East St. Louis High School. From left are Vantage board President Dr. Jerry Eichholz, Ahli, and Vantage President/CEO Hubert Hoosman Jr. (Photo provided by Vantage CU) … * BURLINGTON, Vt. (5/2/11)--Mark Sievewright, who will be a speaker at the Association of Vermont Credit Unions Annual Meeting, has been named president of Fiserv's Credit Union Solutions division, effective at the end of May (Newslines Express
April 29). He served for the past six years as Fiserv's senior vice president of the credit union division. Last year Sievewright received the Ambassador Award from the World Council of Credit Unions for his long-term contributions to the industry. He also has held positions as CEO of the Tower Group, president of Payment Systems Inc., and senior positions at HSBC and MasterCard International. Sievewright will succeed Scott Butler ...