Columbia CU Supports Legacy Classic; NW Priority CU “Fill the Satchel”; First Tech FCU Named “Best CU” for Everyone

Columbia CU and NW Priority CU report impressive community support while First Tech FCU is recognized by a national publication.

Obama Nominates John Herrera to NCUA Board

Herrera is the SVP for Hispanic and Latino affairs at Durham, N.C.-based Self-Help Credit Union, and previously served as a Commissioner for the North Carolina Credit Union Commission.

Relationships Help Credit Unions Capture Growing Auto Loan Market

Northwest credit unions continue robust auto lending in a “hot” market. Data from CUDirect and Callahan & Associates finds Washington credit unions grew the category by 56 percent since late 2011, while Oregon credit unions increased by 34 percent.

Help Roll Back Regulatory Burden

CUNA is recruiting 150 credit unions to take part in a landmark study on the rising costs of unnecessary regulatory burden, the results of which will be powerful tools to advocate for regulatory relief.

John Madri, Former Global CEO, has Died

Madri rose through the committee ranks to lead Global Credit Union to impressive growth; is remembered for charting new territory and championing his employees.

Verity Credit Union Names John Zmolek its New President/CEO

Seattle’s Verity Credit Union will ring in the New Year with a new President/CEO. John Zmolek, Verity’s current executive vice president, will take over the lead role after being unanimously selected by Verity’s board of directors

Steps You Can Take to Remain Viable in Uncertain Times

Until the economy gets firmly back on track, it’s clear that credit unions need to take a new strategic approach to their daily operations if they want to maintain stability during this uncertain ride.

Getting Better Results in Today’s Environment Requires a More Systematic Approach

With many obstacles related to the economic downturn persisting into the New Year, credit unions need to examine their organization to find ways to improve performance and reduce expenses—from the executive suite to back-office operations and every branch facility—without damaging member service levels.

Cut Contract Costs and Get Better Service in 2013

John M. Floyd explains that finding ways to work more cost-effectively will have a major impact on your ability to reach your credit union’s performance goals in 2013. Even if you have already trimmed all the extras from your budget, you could still be paying too much for your monthly service contracts.

Oregon Public Funds Program Giving Credit Unions New Platform

As the state of Oregon develops the back end of a new credit unions Public Funds Collateral Program, the industry readies for changes with the formation of a workgroup.

A Video Tribute to Retiring CEO John Annaloro

The Association unveiled a moving video tribute to John Annaloro at the end of Thursday night’s Summit Awards Dinner. Annaloro was the CEO of the Washington League for 13 years and of the merged NWCUA for two, and he is widely credited as the architect of Washington’s progressive credit union climate.

In His Own Words: Retiring CEO John Annaloro Bids Fond Farewell to Membership

NWCUA CEO John Annaloro announced this week that he will retire this fall, passing the baton to incoming President and CEO Troy Stang at the Annual Business Meeting on Oct. 2. Here, we share his parting words to the Northwest credit union professionals he was worked with for the past 15 years.

John Annaloro, Architect of Washington’s Favorable Operating Charter, to Retire as NWCUA CEO

After leading the move to open the field of credit union membership and helping to create Washington State’s nationally admired state charter, John Annaloro has announced his retirement from the Northwest Credit Union Association.

Protect Your Credit Union from Legal Challenges with a Compliant Overdraft Program

Strategic Link business partner JMFA writes about how its Overdraft Privilege program can help credit unions avoid lawsuits and litigation regarding overdraft fees.

A Look Back at a Momentous Year

As 2011 comes to a close, the executive office of the NWCUA would like to take a moment to reflect on an eventful 2011 and prepare for what’s to come in 2012.

A Sit-Down with the CEO: John Annaloro Discusses the History Behind the MBL Cap

With a House subcommittee hearing scheduled for Wednesday on the subject, Anthem asked CEO John Annaloro about the history of credit union business lending and about how the MBL cap came into being.

Leaders Offer Proclamations Supporting NWCUA Convention

Congratulatory messages regarding the Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2011 Convention and Annual Business Meeting came from Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz.

The Right Technology Ensures Compliance and High Performance

Credit unions are looking for assurances that their existing program will pass examiner scrutiny, while continuing to provide a much-needed boost to their bottom line and a valuable service to their members.