Capital Credit Union, Northeast Credit Union and others hired new employees and promoted others to different roles.
Mekenzie Wegner, Capital CU
Capital Credit Union in Bismarck, N.D., promoted Mekenzie Wegner to financial services representative at its Northwest branch.
Lindsey Trotto, GFA FCU
GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner, Mass., promoted Lindsey Trotto to branch manager of its Peterborough, N.H., location.
Andrew Odor, Northeast CU
Andrew Odor was hired by Northeast Credit Union in Portsmouth, N.H., as an assistant branch manager of its Portsmouth location.
Nicholas Mathews, Great Lakes CU
Great Lakes Credit Union in Bannockburn, Ill., hired Nicholas Mathews as vice president of marketing.
Financial Center First CU
J. Kevin Ryan (left), president and CEO of Financial Center First Credit Union in Indianapolis, and Russell Dowden, Jr. (right), a board member of the institution and a retired Army colonel, received the U.S. Army Infantry’s Order of Saint Maurice Award. Dowden received the Legionnaire level of honor while Ryan was given a Civis level of honor for their help in establishing the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame.
Gisele Roget, NCUA
Gisele Roget was appointed as deputy chief of staff for Rodney Hood, chairman of the National Credit Union Administration.
Evann Berry, NCUA
Evann Berry was named as senior advisor to Rodney Hood, chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, for communications and engagement.
Tami Thompson, Veridian Group
Tami Thompson has been hired as an insurance agent for Veridian Insurance, which is part of the Veridian Group. The Veridian Group, based in Waterloo, Iowa, is a credit union service organization owned by Veridian Credit Union that offers financial products and services.
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