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Ohio appoints new regulator CU council member
COLUMBUS, Ohio (1/28/11)--The Ohio Division of Financial Institutions appointed a new regulator, and also appointed a credit union CEO to the state’s Credit Union Council. The Ohio Division of Financial Institutions selected Charles Dolezal to take over as superintendent this week from Carolyn Bradford, who departed last Friday. Dolezal, who was appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, will oversee state-chartered credit unions, banks, savings and loans/savings banks, and consumer finance and money transmitters (eLumination Newsletter Jan. 26). A letter of congratulations from Ohio Credit Union League President Paul Mercer was sent Monday to Dolezal, and league staff is trying to schedule an introductory meeting to get the new superintendent in front of credit unions. Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland appointed Greg Kidwell, CEO of Members First CU in Columbus, to the state’s Credit Union Council to serve a three-year term, the league said. The council is part of the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions and is made up of seven members who provide advice and recommendations on issues of importance to credit unions to the regulatory agency and governor. Chaired by the Deputy Superintendent for Credit Unions, the council meets quarterly. Rita Haynes of Faith Community United CU, Cleveland; Vidya Iyengar of Marion (Ohio) Community CU; Gary Soukenik of Seven Seventeen CU, Warren, Ohio; Matthew Studer of Toledo (Ohio) Postal ECU; and Robin Thomas of Taleris CU, Cleveland, also serve on the council.


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