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As president/CEO of MECU of Baltimore, Inc. and the 2012 CUES Outstanding Chief Executive, Bert J. Hash Jr. is a highly accomplished man. In his 16 years leading MECU, the credit union has grown from a single branch into multiple locations throughout the Baltimore area, from 60 employees to 300, and from $430 million in assets to $1.2 billion. But if you ask him about the accomplishment he is most proud of, he only wants to talk about how important his employees are to the success of MECU. Read more in this CUES Skybox blog post.
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Name Change: Shell of New Orleans Federal Credit Union, New Orleans, is now Xplore FCU. The CU has one CUES member.
New Position: Wright-Patt Credit Union, Fairborn, Ohio, announced the addition of Tammy Jones as Columbus market leader. Jones joined the credit union on March 4 after serving as chief operations officer at Credit Union of Ohio, Hilliard, Ohio. She brings 15 years of executive level operations experience to the credit union, with a total of 24 years of employment in the financial services industry.
Retirement: Wallace Watanabe has retired as president/CEO of Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union, Honolulu, after 40 years heading the CU. Vince Otsuka, SVP/lending, will serve as interim president/CEO.
Retirement/Promotion: W.K. “Ike” Keener has retired as CEO of Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, N.C., and will be succeeded by Cathy Pace, its credit union division president. During the transition period, Keener will serve as executive advisor, consulting with the board and executive team.
Vincent Ciambriello is the new president/CEO of Sikorsky Financial Credit Union, Stratford, Conn., Ciambriello was most previously the CU’s EVP/chief operations officer. During the past year, he served as acting president after Thomas J. Williams retired, following 45 years at the credit union.
Community Involvement: Genisys Credit Union, Auburn Hills, Mich., sponsored the Accounting Aid Society Free Income Tax Preparation Program from January to April this year. This program assists families with household incomes under $50,000, those unemployed, and those facing financial trouble and unable to afford tax providers. Each year, millions of tax refunds are unclaimed by those who can benefit from them the most. In 2012, the Accounting Aid Society served 20,736 families and returned $23.5 million in refunds and credits. Genisys CU has been a sponsor since 2009. Employees have donated their personal time to help others in need of training and preparation of tax forms. The CU has two CUES members.
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Mich., has awarded two spring 2013 Michigan State University graduates with $3,200 professional makeovers in the CU’s ninth annual Graduate Makeover Contest. A record 155 contest entrants submitted personal essays about why the CU should select them to win, along with their photographs and lists of accomplishments and community involvement activities. The winners received new business attire, jewelry and salon and spa services from local vendors. In addition, the Student Book Store provided each winner with a class ring, graduation announcements, diploma frame, cap and gown, and a $100 gift card. The CU also gave each winner a $500 prize. The CU has 10 CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
Texas Trust Credit Union, Mansfield, Texas, wrapped up its Together We Feed More campaign, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, with a presentation of $30,000 from the CU and more than 7,000 pounds of food. The combined cash donation and food will provide about 100,000 meals to north Texans. The CU has 13 CUES members as part of its CUES Advancing Management Group Membership.
As the premier sponsor for this year’s Myriad Gardens Foundation Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Tinker Federal Credit Union, Oklahoma City, donated two special Easter eggs to the hunt. Each egg held a certificate for a $200 SaveAbles savings account. The CU has nine CUES members as part of its CUES Executive Group Membership.
CUES Supplier Member News: CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has announced a patronage (shareholder dividend) pool of $25.9 million for fiscal year 2012, a 73 percent increase in patronage compared to the 2011 figure of $15 million. This brings the total shareholder patronage amount for CO-OP to $254.2 million since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996.
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