* BOULDER, Colo. (6/25/10)--The Filene Research Institute, which
focuses on research and innovation to further the credit union movement, has appointed Gerry Agnes, president/CEO of Boulder, Colo.-based Elevations CU, to its Research Council. The council is composed of credit union president/CEOs who play integral roles in the continued advancement of the movement. Agnes will attend an extended conversation and workshop with Filene Fellows about the future of consumer finance and research directions in October. "When searching out new candidates for the research council, we look for credit union leaders with a clear track record of innovation," said Mark C. Meyer, CEO of the Filene Research Institute, based in Madison, Wis. Recently, Agnes also was named to the board of directors of the Credit Union Association of Colorado (News Now
May 27) ... * SALEM, Ore. (6/25/10)--The Oregon State Senate has confirmed
Rosemary Pryor as a new member of the Oregon Workforce Investment Board (OWIB). Pryor is vice president for marketing and strategic planning at Oregon Community CU, a more than $912 million asset credit union based in Eugene. She has more than 35 years of experience in marketing, communications and strategic business planning. Pryor is also outgoing chair of the Lane Workforce Partnership, the local work force investment board for Lane County. Her first OWIB meeting will be today at noon to 4 p.m. in Salem ... * MADISON, Wis. (6/25/10)--Joyce Wessley, former meeting planner and events coordinator for the Credit Union National Association and for CUNA Mutual Group, died June 18 after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 72. She also worked with the University of Wisconsin Foundation in Madison, Wis., until her retirement in 1994. She then became a realtor for 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Dan; four children; nine grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers (Wisconsin State Journal
June 20) ...