Climbing the corporate ladder
New hires, promotions, awards and other credit union personnel in the news
Six CUNJ employees earn financial counseling certification
Credit Union of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J., said six of its employees—Dan Freitag, assistant branch manager; Martin Sofronski, AVP of member services; Roy Angus, branch manager, Narda Herrera, senior financial service representative; Linda Bock, branch manager; and Ameya Naik, senior financial service representative—are now certified as counselors through the Financial Counseling Certification Program.
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Matthew O’Connell
First New York Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y., promoted Matthew O’Connell to assistant manager at the Niskayuna branch.
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Michael Florea
Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., promoted Michael Florea to chief data officer.
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Rose Fulton
Robins Financial Credit Union, Warner Robins, Ga., honored Rose Fulton, member service representative at the Zebulon branch, as its 2016 Employee of the Year.
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Razz Cortes-Maceda
Bellco Credit Union, Greenwood Village, Colo., appointed Razz Cortes-Maceda as vice president of digital strategy.
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Wendy Smith
Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., promoted Wendy Smith to chief risk officer.
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Matt McDonald
Robins Financial Credit Union, Warner Robins, Ga., honored Matt McDonald, manager of the Watson branch, as its 2016 Manager of the Year.
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Karen Hart
Cornerstone Credit Union League Executive Vice President Karen Hart was elected to the Credit Union Development Educator Advisory Committee.
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Luke Shepard
Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., named Luke Shepard as vice president of business lending.
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Lindsey Salvestrin
Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., promoted Lindsey Salvestrin to chief operating officer.
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Brad Baker
Brad Baker, chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance and administration at GTE Financial, Tampa, Fla., was named a finalist in the 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal CFO of the Year award.
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Christopher Welga
Teachers Federal Credit Union, Hauppauge, N.Y., promoted Christopher Welga to vice president of enterprise risk management.
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Jacob Carpenter
Members 1st Credit Union, Redding, Calif., promoted Jacob Carpenter to chief financial officer.
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Frank Barker
Frank Barker, former board member at Clark County Credit Union, Las Vegas, has died.