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CU System briefs (07/01/2014)
  • FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., and VANCOUVER, Wash. (7/1/14)-- Credit unions in Missouri and Washington recently held special events to support their local military service members . Mid Missouri CU, with $212 million in assets, hosted its ninth annual Military Appreciation Day at a Springfield (Mo.) Cardinals game June 14 ( Missouri Difference June 27). The Fort Leonard Wood-based credit union raised more than $20,000 prior to the event in order to purchase more than 2,000 tickets for active duty personnel, reservists, veterans, National Guard, retired military of all branches and their immediate family members. The credit union also gave away prizes and sponsored the evening's fireworks show. Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith administered the oath of enlistment for more than 40 U.S. Army enlistees who were sworn in before the game began (Missouri Credit Union Association photo). During Columbia CU's Heroes Night, about 1,500 people donated about $3,000 worth of items and $1,000 in cash. The $982 million-asset credit union, based in Vancouver, Wash., surprised attendees by buying gas cards or paying for memberships to Costco--the host business. The event's scavenger hunt gave attendees a chance to learn about community service organizations and win prizes ...
  • LEAVITTOWN, Pa. (7/1/14)-- Inspire FCU, an $87 million-asset credit union in Bristol, Pa., named Jim Merrill as its new president/CEO to succeed Glenn Styer , who is retiring July 31 ( Bucks County Courier Times June 30).  In the past 23 years, Merrill served as CEO of Fairless CU, Morrisville, Pa., with $47 million in assets, and executive vice president of the New Jersey Credit Union League. Most recently, Merrill was senior vice president at LendKey Technologies, a technology firm that is a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider ...
  • TAMPA, Fla. (7/1/14)-- Arthur Wood III, who has been president/CEO for 17 years of Railroad and Industrial FCU, Tampa, Fla., will retire Oct. 1 .  During Wood's tenure, the credit union has more than doubled its assets, membership base and branch locations. Peter Giorgianni, who is currently vice president of operations for the $281 million-asset credit union, will succeed Wood Oct. 2. Giorgianni will be only the fourth CEO in the credit union's nearly 80-year history, said board Chairman Ben Davis ...


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