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NextGen Leaders: Meet the 2012 CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec Top 15
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Read blog posts from the Top 15 on the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec blog.
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CUES, CUES Director and CUES Supplier members, as well as subscribers to Credit Union Management, can access a complete digital version of our September issue at cumanagement.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for password help. Or, to sign up for a handy monthly email with direct links to top articles, email email@example.com.
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Employee/Volunteer Retirement Recognition Policy: $174 million Mid American Credit Union has shared its policy outlining what is standard procedure for marking employee and volunteer retirements, based on length of employment/service to the credit union, in CUES Members Share (password required; email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance). Follow the link and select “Human Resources” from the pull-down menu.
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Blog: Don't Derail Employees: Derailed employees impact a credit union’s bottom line through loss of members, low performance and high turnover, LaSonya Berry, EdD, president/CEO of McPherson, Berry & Associates, told attendees at the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s Annual Convention in Charleston, S.C. Read more in this CUES Skybox blog post.
Eight rising credit union stars will be honored during CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network™, Nov. 4-7, in Manalapan, Fla.
Legendary NFL quarterback Archie Manning is set to open CUES’ CEO/Executive Team Network, Nov. 4-7, at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 CUES Golden Mirror Awards competition! This year, 508 entries were received; 150 earned awards for marketing excellence. Of the 150 GMA winners, four entrants garnered top honors:
- GMA Pinnacle Award—John Speaker, Tulsa Federal Credit Union, Tulsa, Okla.;
- GMA Best Campaign—Kristen Scott, Telhio Credit Union, Columbus, Ohio;
- GMA Rookie of the Year—Dohnia Dorman, Rio Grande Credit Union, Albuquerque, N.M.; and
- GMA Golden Shoestring—Monica Gilmore, Community 1st Credit Union, DuPont, Wash.
Read more in this press release and view all the winning entries at cuesgma.org.
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Exclusively for Executives of Large Asset-Size Credit Unions
At LSCU/CUES Credit Union Executive Dialogue, March 14-15, 2013 in Miami, you’ll participate in well-informed discussions and debates, diving into the tough challenges facing the movement. This round table meeting is not built around a presentation or a speaker; it’s about the challenges and opportunities you face, and meaningful engagement with your peers. Sign up now.
Honored: The Filene Research Institute, Madison, Wis., announced that 17 exceptional credit union executives have joined the institute’s i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) program, which fosters the development of new ideas and innovations for credit unions. The following from that list are CUES members:
- Megan Armstrong, manager/member services at Saratoga’s Community FCU;
- William Azaroff, director/business and community development at Vancity;
- Brad Barnes, VP/chief financial officer at Air Academy FCU;
- Kayce Bell, chief operating officer at Alabama CU;
- Marquis Boochee, VP/eStrategy and innovation at Xceed FCU;
- Taylor Carstens, VP/sales and lending at People’s Trust FCU;
- David Klavitter, SVP/marketing and public relations at Dupaco Community CU;
- Matt Monge, chief culture officer at Mazuma CU;
- Andrea Mosher, VP/lending at University of Michigan CU;
- Michael Salerno, e-services manager at America First CU;
- Mary Beth Spuck, VP/organizational development at TwinStar CU; and
- Denise Wymore, VP/member loyalty at Del Norte CU.
Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Va., was recently named one of San Diego Business Journal’s 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego. Navy FCU ranked 22nd in the large company category.
The readers of several Colorado news publications in Adams County selected Horizons North Credit Union, Northglenn, Colo., their best banking provider (includes banks and credit unions) for 2012. For the second year in row Horizons North CU received the Readers’ Choice award as the best credit union in the area from the Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Westminster Window, and Westsider. Additionally, the CU’s shred event was voted best Annual Event in Adams County. The CU has four CUES members.
Merger: Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union, with one CUES member in Hunt Valley, Md., has acquired ABACO Federal Credit Union, Perry Hall, Md.
Industrial Credit Union (with three CUES members), Bellingham, Wash., will acquire Ferndale Refinery Credit Union, Ferndale, Wash., on Oct. 1.
Allegacy Federal Credit Union (with one CUES member), Winston-Salem, N.C., is merging in I-R Employees Federal Credit Union, Mocksville, N.C.
Community Involvement: Dozens of children will be returning to school this fall with backpacks full of new supplies thanks to the generosity of Altura Credit Union, Riverside, Calif., members and employees. Over a three-week period, Altura CU collected donations at its branches for Riverside County’s “Fill a Backpack Program.” The CU filled 11 boxes with school supplies and donated 15 backpacks. The CU has 12 CUES members.
Securityplus Federal Credit Union, Baltimore, donated school supplies to over 200 eighth grade students attending Roland Park Elementary Middle School. In addition, the CU offered to provide free financial literacy education and awareness materials to teachers at the school. The CU has two CUES members.
Read more—and submit your own--CUES member news here.
CUES Director Development Seminar
Free! Webinar: Emotional Intelligence
1-2 p.m. Central
ServiStar Users Group
CUES School of Consumer Lending
CUES School of Business Lending: School III: Strategic Business Lending
CUES Advanced School of Consumer Lending ™
Free! Webinar: Building Value through Mergers
1-2 p.m. Central
CEO/Executive Team Network
Palm Beach, Fla.
Palm Desert, Calif.
CUES Symposium: A CEO/Chairman Exchange
Snowmass Village, Colo.
Check out all the upcoming CUES and CUES Council events.