Moving on Up: Credit Unions, CUSOs Recognize Talent
This past week, six credit unions announced employee hires, promotions and accolades; plus, two CUSOs hired executives. Check out the latest People news here.
The $500 million Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, hired Tyson Klask as branch manager of the soon-to-open location in downtown Hilo. The new branch, the credit union’s first in East Hawaii, will open in the summer of 2018. Klask has more than 23 years of experience in the financial industry. He will have overall supervisory responsibility for the administration, operation, loans, personnel, community and public relations for the branch.
The $700 million Clark County Credit Union in Las Vegas promoted Julie Goe from marketing coordinator to marketing manager, a position that works with and promotes all six of the credit union’s full-service branches.
Goe (pictured) has been with CCCU since 2004 when she started as a teller, later gaining experience in the loan department and Members Auto, the credit union-owned auto broker. She joined the marketing department in 2015 where she has become an integral part of the team.
Danielle Durnal-Gomez, business development representative at the $1.1 billion Hughes Federal Credit Union in Tucson, Ariz., received the 2017 Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious 40 Under 40 award. During the eight years Durnal-Gomez has spent in banking, she’s consistently proven her commitment to volunteerism and community support in the form of financial literacy, assisting local organizations like the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter, the “Savings to Scholarship” program Earn to Learn and Junior Achievement.
The $753 million Point Breeze Credit Union in Hunt Valley, Md., promoted Stewart Holbrook from information technology/security manager to vice president of information technology/security. Holbrook will direct technological support to the Point Breeze staff and keep the credit union current with industry trends to meet technology needs. He will also oversee and expand network security systems and ensure that Point Breeze adheres to all credit union compliance requirements. Holbrook has 18 years of experience managing IT teams and more than three decades of experience with enterprise class hardware and software.
The $661 million Leominster Credit Union in Leominster, Mass., appointed a new director to its board of directors and hired a new employee.
The board of directors voted to appoint Joyce G. Leger as a director. Leger’s appointment results from the vacancy on the board due to the retirement of former Chairman Anthony Gasbarro. Prior to her appointment to the board, Leger served on the LCU Advisory Committee. She also volunteers her time with several organizations. Leger is the director of human resources at Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. in Billerica, Mass.
Kristen DiMeco was hired as branch manager. She will be responsible for managing the member service team and for the daily branch operations at the Clinton office.
DiMeco (pictured) has worked in the financial services industry for more than 14 years. Her experience includes staff development, consumer lending, loan origination and relationship management. DiMeco is an active member of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
The $229 million Waterbury CT Teachers Federal Credit Union in Middlebury, Conn., promoted Martin Misset from vice president of lending to president/CEO. In his new role, Misset has continued to expand and enhance the credit union’s portfolio of lending solutions to include the most contemporary and attractive offerings available for the membership, the credit union said.
Misset (pictured) becomes the 5th president of the 18,000-member Teachers Credit Union since its founding in 1934, by teachers.
Constellation Digital Partners, LLC hired Lauren Moran as chief of staff. In this role, Moran is responsible for planning and directing business operations activities in the establishment of Constellation as a CUSO. Constellation is an open-development platform that allows credit unions to access a marketplace of financial services that are created exclusively for the platform. Moran brings 12 years of management consulting experience in the banking industry to her new role with Constellation. Most recently, she spent the last nine years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in the Washington metro area.
CU Solutions Group hired Brandi Stankovic as SVP of credit union engagement and consulting. Stankovic will direct product and service delivery for CUSG’s Michigan Solutions division, including all Michigan-centric partnerships as well as sales and affiliation efforts for Michigan’s 235 credit unions. Michigan Solutions is a division of CU Solutions Group, a national CUSO that is majority-owned by the Michigan Credit Union League. Stankovic currently serves as the managing partner of Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates and will begin the transition over the next few months. She will officially assume full-time duties with CUSG Feb. 26, 2018 from Las Vegas.
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