Elevations CU, First Florida CU Hire & Promote
Across the nation this past week, six credit unions announced news about new hires, promotions and awardees. Plus, credit union service provider CU Members Mortgage hired a new executive.
The $1.9 billion Elevations Credit Union in Boulder, Colo., announced the addition of three industry veterans to its growing mortgage department.
Anabel Allman was hired as a mortgage loan officer. Allman brings more than 18 years of mortgage lending experience to the position. Before coming to Elevations, Anabel spent more than 10 years at the $413 million, Iowa-based Ascentra Credit Union as a bilingual mortgage loan originator.
Trevor Cook was hired as a mortgage loan officer. Cook has been working in the banking industry for 12 years. Prior to joining to Elevations he worked at U.S. Bank as a mortgage banker. Cook will be based at Elevations’ Diagonal Branch, located at 2960 Diagonal Hwy. in Boulder.
Wendy Hartman was hired as a mortgage loan officer. Hartman has been working in the mortgage industry for the past 18 years, handling a variety of roles along the way. Hartman previously worked at New American Funding as a senior loan officer. Like Cook, Hartman will be based at Elevations’ Diagonal Branch in Boulder.
The $7.1 billion Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Anchorage, Alaska, hired two individuals to executive level positions.
Jessica Graham was selected to fill the new position of SVP, general counsel. Graham comes to Alaska USA with 14 years of in-house corporate law experience, most recently as general counsel/chief compliance officer, Koniag Native Corporation. Graham also clerked for the Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Tom Newins was selected to fill the position of COO. Newins comes to Alaska USA with more than 25 years of executive-level credit union experience, including as president/CEO of a credit union with more than $1 billon in assets. Newins holds a degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated with honors from the Western CUNA Management School.
The $369 million Clackamas Federal Credit Union in Milwaukie, Ore., announced CEO Mary Greco will be retiring effective Jan. 5, 2018. Under Greco’s leadership, Clackamas has seen significant growth, reaching more than $350 million in assets with more than 30,000 members while always retaining a strong capital ratio.
Aaron Goff will succeed Greco as CEO. Goff previously served as CEO of the $128 Million Greater KC Public Safety Credit Union in Kansas City, Mo.
During his tenure as CEO he increased credit union assets by 37% and spearheaded a rebranding and field of membership expansion to clear the path for increased credit union growth.
The $541 million Crane Credit Union based in Odon, Ind., promoted Brittany Pruett to branch manager at its Bedford location. Pruett joined Crane in 2010 as a frontline staff team member. She was promoted to the assistant branch manager role at that location in 2014. She succeeds Marissa Lynch, who was also recently promoted to the human resources manager position at Crane Credit Union’s corporate facility.
The $857 million First Florida Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., made two employee announcements.
Randy Turpin (pictured) was named regional branch director, replacing Joe Markley, who was promoted to lead First Florida’s new business services program. Turpin has served in several area bank and credit union management positions for the past 17 years. In his new position, Turpin directs all regional branch operations in Jacksonville and Orlando. He oversees sales, service and profitability including training, staff development, member satisfaction initiatives and community leadership.
Markley was selected to lead First Florida’s new program that will service business accounts including business loans. Markley is expected to launch the new business services program in the second or third quarter of 2018.
CU Members Mortgage hired Donna Barnhill as an account executive for the fulfillment services/correspondent lending department. Barnhill, who has worked at its parent company Colonial Savings for 29 years in various roles, moved to the fulfillment services and correspondent team. In this new role, she will support and train credit unions, facilitate and expedite mortgage loans through to closing, and be the main point person for credit unions working with CU Members Mortgage in the fulfillment services and correspondent capacity.
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