6 Credit Unions, Leagues, WOCCU Reveal Career Moves
James H. Norris III$213 million President/CEO, Germantown, Md SkyPoint Federal Credit Union, announced his intention to retire after 42 years serving the credit union industry and 12 years as CEO of SkyPoint. Norris started at the age of 22 as a manager/director of Mercy Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union in Pennsylvania. From there, he was hired as manager/director of branch operations for SECU’s College Park Branch in Maryland ($5.2 billion, Linthicum). and later vice president of delivery systems at NIHFCU ($838 million, Rockville, Maryland) and CEO of AFL-CIO Employees Federal Credit Union ($52.7 million, Washington, DC).
Freedom First Credit Union ($1 billion, Roanoke, Va.) contracted Brad Butler As vice president of private banking in the Lynchburg, Va., market. Freedom First’s private banking team provides concierge-level service and personalized products to financially savvy members looking to grow their wealth for the future. Butler brings more than three decades of relationship and business experience at Facility Partners, Wiley|Wilson, The American Red Cross, Williams Lighting and Liberty University, all located in the Lynchburg and Forest, Va., communities.
134 million dollars Telco Triad Community Credit Union In Sioux City, Iowa announced two new recruits.
Delsy Maldonado He was hired as manager and loan officer for the Riverside Branch in Sioux City. Maldonado is bilingual and has over 17 years of lending experience.
Andrew Chronicle He was hired as a manager and loan officer for the Morningside Branch in Sioux City. Having worked for credit unions in the Midwest for the past seven years, he holds an MBA from the University of South Dakota and received his Credit Union Financial Advisor Certification from CUNA.
Jama CampbellExecutive Director of State Employees’ Credit Union ($50.9 billion, Raleigh, NC) SECU Foundationthey announced that he was the winner Triangle Business Journal2023 Women’s Business Awards. Campbell was recognized in 2022 for his contributions to the SECU Foundation’s success, overall growth of the organization, community involvement and other awards and achievements. Campbell oversees the SECU Foundation’s mission to promote local and community development by funding major statewide initiatives in the core areas of education, housing, health care and human services. He has been effective in building alliances with philanthropic groups in related industries and mentoring other credit unions looking to establish foundations.
970 million dollars Alabama ONE Credit Union Recruited from Tuscaloosa, Ala Kelley Miller As director of agricultural loans, effective March 3. 21 years in the company. Miller has served as a mentor for Farm Credit University’s agricultural loan program, where he also continued to master commercial agricultural lending and sales magnetism. In his new role, Alabama ONE will help continue to expand agricultural loan products, guide the direction of agricultural lending, and provide training and oversight.
$1.9 billion, based in Indian Land, SC Sharonview Federal Credit Union promote Patrice Biggins To the Vice President of Credit Administration. In his new role, Biggins is responsible for supporting Sharonview’s loan underwriting, processing, closing and financing teams. His additional responsibilities include overseeing the internal control structures for lending, mitigating the institution’s credit risk and ensuring compliance with lending regulations. Biggins has many years of experience in consumer lending, having held positions at Fifth Third Bank, Equifirst Mortgage and SunTrust Mortgage. Since joining Sharonview in 2014, he has served as manager of mortgage operations and most recently as assistant vice president of lending operations.
Credit Union HouseA special event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, owned by the statewide credit union association/league and the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), inducted four top executives from Minnesota’s credit union industry into the 2023 Credit Union House Hall . Leaders: Dave Boden, Mark Cummins, Mary Hansen and Tom Smith. The honor recognizes credit union professionals and volunteers whose commitment to service has inspired others in the credit union movement.
Boden has been with Hiway Credit Union ($1.7 billion, St. Paul) for more than 19 years, serving as president/CEO of the credit union since 2013. Of the Political Involvement Committee of MnCUN.
Cummins has served as President/CEO of MnCUN for the past 16 years. Cummins has also served on AACUL as board chair and on the CUNA Executive Committee, as well as on the board of directors for CUNA Strategic Services and the National Advocacy Committee. He has also served on CUNA’s World Affairs Committee and received the 2022 Farley Leadership Award.
Hansen He has been CEO of Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union ($1.3 billion, Rochester) since 2001. He serves on the MnCUN board as president and previously served on the board of directors of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. He received the Minnesota ICON award Finance and Trade as one of 20 Minnesotans honored for “distinguished excellence” in their careers, as well as the Circle of Excellence Award and the Outstanding Woman in Finance Award. Finance and Trade. Hansen was named MnCUN’s 2017 Professional of the Year, in addition to receiving Luther College’s Distinguished Service Award in 2016.
Smith joined TopLine Financial Credit Union ($737 million, Maple Grove) as Chief Lending Officer in 2008 and was elected President/CEO in January 2014. Smith serves on the MnCUN board, the Minnesota Credit Union Network Foundation board, and the MnCUN Political Involvement Committee.
Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) named Brad Bergmooser, president/CEO of $1.2 billion, Flint, Michigan-based Financial Plus Credit Union, who was named the 2023 Professional of the Year. The Credit Commission’s Professional of the Year award recognizes an individual whose leadership and accomplishments have enhanced relationships within their individual credit union, district/chapter and statewide movement. Bergmooser will be honored along with the 2023 MCUL and Michigan Credit Union Foundation honorees in June at MCUL’s 2023 Annual Convention and Exposition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
World Council of Credit Unions announced two new hires and one promotion.
Angelina Tracy was hired as vice president of strategic growth and partnerships. In her new role, Tracy will work to grow WOCCU International Projects’ relationship with USAID and other donors and partners to build on current development strategies and foster innovations to expand work globally. He brings almost 20 years of experience in providing strategic guidance to achieve business development goals, most recently in the cooperative sector at Land O’Lakes Venture37.
Ari Farrell He was hired as the WYCUP manager for the Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions. Farrell spent the past eight years in various senior roles at Northwest Community Credit Union ($1.8 billion, Eugene, Ore.). She is involved in the credit union industry and other networks as a volunteer and advocate, including the African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), AACUC West Coast Chapter, CU Pride, CU Pride Leadership Conference, Habitat for Humanity and Team Depot. .
Tomas Belekevich, who most recently served as director of the WYCUP program for the Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions, was promoted to director of member services for WOCCU. In his new role, Belekevich serves as the primary liaison to WOCCU’s member national and regional credit union associations, representing more than 75,000 credit unions with 280 million members in more than 80 countries.
SRMan independent consulting firm serving credit unions and other financial institutions, announced two new hires.
Jeff Ostheimer He was hired as director of fintech consulting services. Ostheimer joins SRM after 17 years at Finastra. His experience is helping banks and credit unions on their digital transformation journeys with a focus on core banking, digital banking platform and ancillary services.
Mike Langenkamp he was hired as a director of community financial institutions. Langenkamp worked at Fiserv. In his new role, he will deliver core banking and digital transformation projects.
RochdaleAn Overland Park, Kan.-based software company serving professional consulting services and credit unions announced two new hires.
David Seibert was hired as a strategy, risk and assurance partner. Seibert is the chairman and owner of David Seibert Consulting and RGS Business Advisors, which join as a new resource in Rochdale with Seibert’s hire. Seibert brings nearly 25 years of experience in risk management and information security, having spent the early part of his career working in risk-focused information security roles, including group senior manager, vice president of enterprise risk management and strategy execution, and chief risk officer at Target Corporation. . at a $4 billion credit union, and as a member of the enterprise risk management committee at a large enterprise credit union. He spent his final years consulting in the credit union industry as president, owner and chief risk officer of David Seibert Consulting.
Jason Shalton Rochdale’s apogee was recruited to the iQ development team as a software application developer. Shalton brings 10 years of software development experience, having previously worked at a large company in the technology industry. Prior to his time in software development, Shalton spent many years teaching and guiding students through guitar classes, recitals and events in the US and abroad.
New zipA Boston-based customer experience platform provider serving credit unions and banks, hired Jeff Martin as director of national cooperation. In his new role, Martin will help advance Newzip’s mission to modernize the lending industry through a combination of technology and human empathy to help people make informed decisions at every stage of their real estate journey. Martin has been in the financial services industry since 2000, having spent the last 10 years at HomeAdvantage/CU Realty Services. He started as a regional sales manager and rose through the ranks to account management director and national account executive. Martin has also held loan and business development officer positions in the banking and credit union sectors, including several CUSOs.
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