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On the Move: Rivermark Community CU, Columbia CU Add to Executive Teams

Rivermark promoted Nick Hodson, Rob Mills, and Seth Schaefer to C-level positions in finance, technology and experience, respectively. Columbia welcomed Joey Rudisill as SVP and CIO.

OnPoint Names New Executives

Veronica Ervin and Cecile Milam appointed Senior Vice Presidents, join Executive Management Team.

iQ Credit Union Announces Appointment of New President and CEO

Kelly Schrader has been selected as iQ Credit Union’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume the new role on June 1, 2016.

Tickets & Sponsorships Now Available for Foundation’s Wegner Dinner

Three credit union leaders and former leaders and one program will receive the movement’s highest honors, with our very own Denise Gabel at the helm as emcee.

CUNA Names Hampel Chief Policy Officer

With new role, CUNA Chief Economist Hampel will provide strategic policy guidance to CEO Nussle, maintain economist duties.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

STCU promotes Ev Hopkins and Belinda Caillouet to chief officer positions; Mindi Brock joins Our Community Credit Union as its marketing specialist; Barbara Koontz honored by CUSO Financial Services for outstanding performance in investment services; Trailhead Credit Union opens a new branch in Portland’s Mississippi District; CO-OP Miracle Match program helps credit unions raise $3 million in 2013 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Christopher Bradberry Named President of Fibre Federal Credit Union

Christopher Bradberry has been named president of Fibre Federal Credit Union, effective immediately. Larry Hoff will remain the credit union’s chief executive officer, the credit union announced this week.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Gesa Credit Union names Don Miller president and CEO after a nationwide search; Bill Before, STCU’s chief financial officer, is now also its chief lending officer; Columbia Credit Union names Paul Stednitz vice president of branch services; St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union promotes Steve Jensen to chief credit officer; Harborstone Credit Union, Numerica Credit Union, O Bee Credit Union, PrimeSource Credit Union and Rogue Credit Union make the season merry for Northwest families and nonprofits.

Business Lending School Grads Leverage Training to Build Smarter, Stronger Lending Programs

Lending caps and intense regulation restrict some credit unions’ ability to expand their business lending programs. Graduates of The Business Lending School agree the intensive training program helps them navigate those challenges. “I strongly encourage any credit union wanting to beef up their business lending to take advantage of a program like this,” said Verity’s John Zmolek.

Nationally Known Credit Union Movement Innovator Joins NWCUA as COO

Denise Gabel has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). Gabel will report directly to Troy Stang, the Association’s president and CEO. The appointment is effective November 5, 2012.

TwinStar’s Spuck Among 18 New Innovators to Join Filene’s i3

Mary Beth Spuck, vice president of organizational development for TwinStar Credit Union, was selected as one of 18 credit union professionals from around the country to join Filene’s prestigious i3 program.

Mortgage Loan Officer Renewal Issue Resolved

The National Mortgage Licensing System has resolved the issue of some Mortgage Loan Originators’ status showing as exempt, when they should have been eligible for renewal. The status for all Mortgage Loan Officers is now correct.

De Dios Succeeds Morrow as Coopera CEO

Miriam De Dios has been named CEO of Coopera, a strategic partner of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) that helps credit unions grow their membership and assets by serving the Hispanic market.

Retired SMCU CEO Bob Harvey Arrests Suspect in Robbery of His Former Credit Union

Former SMCU CEO Bob Harvey kept his “night job” as a reserve police officer after his retirement last summer. He’s made hundreds of arrests, but on March 9, Harvey arrested a suspect who had allegedly robbed his former credit union two weeks earlier.

Gesa’s Jorgenson Honored as Lending Officer of the Year

Gesa Credit Union’s Brett Jorgenson received a Trailblazer Award from the Credit Union Times for his efforts in leading Gesa’s lending department, having grown the credit union’s loan portfolio from $323 million in 2007 to $856 million in 2011.

Credit Union Shared Branching Operations Officially Unified

CO-OP Financial Services and FSCC’s agreement to combine operations is now complete, and the two largest credit union shared-branching organizations are one company as of the New Year.

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MBL Legislation Gains Momentum at Hearing Despite Bank Opposition

Wednesday’s hearing marked another step forward for legislation that would increase the MBL cap. Credit union testimony stressed potential economic benefits, while representatives of the banking industry called the credit union tax exemption into question.