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CU System briefs (05/09/2014)
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (5/9/14)-- The West Virginia Credit Union League elected its executive committee at its recent annual meeting in Morgantown, W.Va. Donna Gordon, manager, Mercer County WV Teachers FCU, Bluefield, was re-elected chair. Also re-elected to the committee were: First vice chairman, Carol Johnson, CWV Tel FCU, Clarksburg; second vice chairman, Lynne Teets, Whetelco FCU, Wheeling; treasure, Mike Tucker, WV Central CU, Parkersburg; and secretary, Joetta Heck, Kemba Charleston FCU, Dunbar. William "Bill" Milam, Pioneer WV FCU, Charleston, received the William Bryan Hawkins Award, the league's highest volunteer honor among credit union officials ...
  • BISMARCK, N.D. (5/9/14)-- Credit Union Association of the Dakotas President Robbie Thompson announced the following staff updates : Jeff Olson is now executive vice president of government affairs; Amy Kleinschmit is now vice president of compliance; and Trish Shomion is now vice president of marketing. "We have a lot of great things in the works and a lot going on, and the new titles recognize the good work of these employees," Thompson said ( Memo May 7) ...
  • ALBANY, N.Y. (5/9/14)-- The credit union movement in New York was noted once again for having great places to work. In the small- to medium-employer category, the Credit Union Association of New York placed ninth in the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in New York, based on employee surveys and workplace evaluations by the Best Companies Group. Also in the category were SeaComm FCU, Massena, with $460 million in assets, and Quorum FCU, Purchase, with $7778 million in assets, in 12th and 13th place, respectively. Hudson Valley FCU, Poughkeepsie, with $3.8 billion in assets; Empower FCU, Syracuse, with $1.2 billion in assets; and AmeriCU CU, Rome, $1.2 billion in assets, received awards in In the large-employer category for 250 or more employees. "The Credit Union Association of New York is committed to maintaining a culture that empowers employees both personally and professionally, so being recognized as a top 10 employer in the state is very validating," said President/CEO William J. Mellin ...
  • ST. LOUIS (5/9/14)-- The Missouri Credit Union Association's Bank On More campaign earned three Communicator Awards, a program sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts ( Missouri Difference May 5). It was honored with two excellence awards in print advertising-advertising campaign and outdoor/environmental advertising-advertising campaign and an award of distinction for integrated campaign-business to consumer. "It was wonderful to hear that Bank On More's messaging and creative concepts resonated with communication industry experts," said Halley Abbott, league vice president of communications. The initiative also was shortlisted for this week's SABRE Awards Americas under the financial services category ...


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