Credit Union Executive Pay Increases for Second Straight Year
According to 2012 CUES Executive Compensation Survey
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Good Governance: Cultivating Your Culture
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Anniversary: In a week-long anniversary celebration, Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union, Midland, Mich., commemorated 75 years of service. During the week of July 23-Aug. 3, members took advantage of the Diamond Anniversary Loan Sale. The CU has two CUES members.
LEED Certification: Vons Credit Union, El Monte, Calif., has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and high-performing buildings, and verifies environmental performance, occupant health and financial return. Solar panels were the centerpiece of the CU’s efforts to obtain LEED certification. In 2011, the CU added a 144-panel carport solar system to its existing 280-panel rooftop one, which, collectively, will lower the CU’s electricity bills by more than half. The CU has two CUES members.
Honored: First Alliance Credit Union, Rochester, Minn., has been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for the CU’s use of flexibility as an effective workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. It is the fourth time the CU has received the award. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the region and across the country. Workplace flexibility — such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks — has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while also benefiting employees. The CU has four CUES members.
New Position: Clint Summers is the new VP/information technology at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Mich.. Previously he was VP/technology at Intermountain Community Bancorp.
Promotion: Caroline Willard has been promoted to EVP/markets and strategy, at CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Retirement/New Position: Tara Neiswonger is the new president/CEO of Education First Credit Union, Westerville, Ohio. Previously, she served as the CU’s chief financial officer. She succeeds Richard Maslyk, who retired at the end of June.
Community Involvement: On a hot July afternoon, 10 Security Service Federal Credit Union volunteers and a San Antonio Food Bank master gardener gathered to replant the Healing Garden at St. Peter-St.Joseph Children's Home in San Antonio. While the home for children had reaped quite a few vegetables over the last year, the drought had laid it waste since its first planting. In just a few hours, the team installed an irrigation system and planted tomatoes, peppers, beans, squash and a fig tree. In re-cultivating the garden, Security Service FCU provided financial support for the plants, fertilizer and irrigation and the volunteer manpower to put it all together. The CU has five CUES members.
Georgia United Credit Union, Duluth, Ga., and Star94 Radio are teaming up for a school supply drive to meet the growing need of students and teachers in the communities served by the CU. Community members are invited to drop off any new school supply or cash donations at one of the CU’s 16 branch locations. The CU has one CUES member.
The Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, Tampa, Fla., awarded $5,000 to Emergency Care Help Organization, a food pantry and clothing assistance non profit located in Brandon. The grant will help fund ECHO’s Back to School Program. The CU has nine CUES members.
Supplier Member News: Credit Union 24, Tallahassee, Fla., announced that its popular surcharge-free ATM programs have collectively saved credit union members more than $20 million in ATM surcharge fees during the first six months of 2012. On average, participating CUs’ members are saving $3.3 million per month and $110,000 per day.
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