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CU System briefs (06/11/2014)
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (6/11/14)-- The Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation board unanimously approved a $1,000 disaster relief grant to Bellco FCU, Wyomissing, to assist repairing a roof that was damaged by a severe hailstorm May 27 ( Life is a Highway June 10).  "I thank the foundation board for acting so swiftly to assist Bellco FCU during this time of need," said Patrick Conway, president/CEO of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. "I also hope for a speedy recovery of credit union staff and members who sustained damage to personal property." (Pennsylvania Credit Union Association photo) ...
  • MIAMI and SAN ANTONIO (6/11/14)-- As the NBA finals kick into high gear this week with the San Antonio Spurs taking on last year's champion, the Miami Heat, credit unions in each city are getting into the competitive spirit. San Antonio-based Generations FCU, with $519 million in assets, is challenging Miami's South Florida Educational CU, with $876 million in assets. If San Antonio wins the series, South Florida Educational's CEO Mike DiBenedetto will have to wear a Spurs jersey to his office for a day. If Miami wins, Generations CEO Steve Schipull will have to wear a Heat jersey for the day. Photographic proof will be sent to the winning credit union. Also, the losing CEO will make a $250 donation to Credit Unions for Kids on behalf of the winning CEO and his credit union ...
  • FITCHBURG, Mass. (6/11/14)-- Members of IC FCU, Fitchburg, Mass., can take advantage of sweet treats courtesy of their credit union Friday. The talent management team of the $538 million-asset credit union gave away Dylan & Pete's ice cream last Friday and will be passing out coupons at branches for this week's giveaway. "Who doesn't love ice cream?" said President/CEO Tony Emerson, who served up members last week. "Sharing a summer treat with our members and employees is just another way we have fun here" (IC FCU photo) ...
  • WESTBROOK, Maine (6/11/14)-- Young and Free Maine announced the finalists for its spokester position: Alexis Albert, 24, Old Orchard; Andrew Soucy, 20, Biddeford; and Mallory Lavoie, 24, Orono. This is the fourth year Maine credit unions have had a spokester to represent credit unions, write blog entries and post videos to the Young and Free website. "While the competition from our field of applicants was fierce, these three candidates truly demonstrated their potential to fill this unique role, and we look forward to seeing how they apply these talents to the next phase of the competition," said John Murphy, president/CEO, Maine Credit Union League. Voting is open on the website until June 27 ...
  • MADISON, Wis. (6/11/14)-- Tom Moller is the new president/CEO of Affinity First FCU, Minot, N.D. Moller succeeds Janice Katin who recently retired from the $49 million-asset credit union ( The Memo June 10). He previously worked at Walhalla (N.D.) State Bank and Citizens State Bank, Waverly, Minn. He most recently owned and managed a family business in Rugby, N.D. Moller graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics and a minor in business. The board of Coast360 FCU, Maite, Guam, announced Monday that Gener Deliquina is its new CEO. Deliquina, who had been the chief financial officer for the $321 million-asset credit union, replaces Richard Northey , who retired last month. Deliquina received his bachelor's of business administration in accounting from the University of Guam. "Having been with the credit union for almost 10 years now, he has played a key role in moving our credit union forward in this ever-changing environment," said board Chair Paul Leon Guerrero ( Pacific Daily News June 10). CorePlus FCU, a $195 million-asset credit union in Norwich, Conn., announced that Nicholas Kortson is the new president/CEO. Kortson succeeds Warren Scholl , who retired after a 36-year credit union career ( Your Weekly Update June 10). Fortson joined CorePlus in May 2009 as chief financial officer. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Valparaiso (Ind.) University and is a certified public accountant ... 


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