WCMS Graduates 89; STCU’s Gannon Wins Clark Award

Eighty-nine credit union professionals graduated from the Western CUNA Management School last week. Marci Gannon, a project manager for STCU, reflects on winning the Charles M. Clark Memorial Award, a high honor.

TAPCO Credit Union Mourning the Sudden Loss of Branch Manager Jennifer Weed

Jennifer Weed, whose 17-year career at TAPCO Credit Union saw her grow from a recent college graduate and teller to branch manager and soon-to-be head of a new real estate department, died Dec. 10 after a sudden illness. The credit union has opened an account to help defray expenses for her husband and two young children.

YCUP Seeks Two New Board Members

The Northwest Young Credit Union Professionals group is looking for two new board members. Since it was founded in 2007, YCUP has helped seed countless career opportunities and provided rich networking opportunities.

Financial Reality Fair Prepares Students for Real Life

Fifty high school students in Washington are now better prepared for financial responsibility thanks to the efforts of credit union volunteers at last week’s Reality Fair in Olympia. The students were joined in the hands-on exercise by a credit union CEO and a Washington State legislator.

The Search Begins for the Next Emerging Credit Union Leader

The NWCUA is launching a search to find the next emerging credit union leader. Cast your nominations now for a chance to send a co-worker, employee, boss, or peer—or yourself— to the 2013 Emerging Leaders Program tuition-free!

Verity’s Hayes Earns NWCUF’s Mark of Excellence Award

Bill Hayes, president and CEO of Verity Credit Union, is the 2012 recipient of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s Mark of Excellence Award, honoring outstanding credit union professionals whose careers span at least 25 years.

Bob Corwin to Replace Retiring CEO Ron Barrick at Advantis Credit Union

Advantis Credit Union has chosen Bob Corwin, currently the head of Meritrust Credit Union in Wichita, Kan., to replace retiring CEO Ron Barrick.