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Several credit unions and others in the industry have announced honors and new jobs for their employees.
Sara Zambrano, First Capital FCU
Sara Zambrano, member service officer at First Capital Federal Credit Union in York, Pa., was selected as the 2019 Credit Union Ambassador for the York Chapter of Credit Unions. She will represent the York Chapter in the Credit Union Ambassador of Pennsylvania contest in May. Pictured (left to right): Debra Kauffman, president and CEO of White Rose Credit Union in York, Pa.; Naijia McGhee, White Rose contestant; Bill Bowker, president of York Chapter of Credit Unions; Zambrano; Sue DeStephano, president and CEO of First Capital.
Sherwyn Smeltzer, Park View FCU
Sherwyn Smeltzer, a financial advisor at Park View Federal Credit Union in Harrisonburg, Va., has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as a certified financial planner.
Rebecca Tetrault, St. Mary’s Bank
St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester, N.H., promoted Rebecca Tetrault to regional manager and business services officer. Tetrault will oversee the credit union’s five Manchester branches.
Shane Knighton, Member Business Lending
Member Business Lending, a credit union service organization, has named Shane Knighton as its CEO.
Lori Welder, Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
Lori Welder has joined the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas as the director of communications at the Bismarck, N.D., office.
Mercedes Eppley, Vantage West CU
Vantage West Credit Union in Tucson, Ariz., promoted Mercedes Eppley to business banker.
Paris Chevalier, University & State Employees CU
Paris Chevalier has joined University & State Employees Credit Union in San Diego, as chief experience officer.
Paul Gandolfi, Paramount
Paramount Management Group named Paul Gandolfi as new business development manager for financial institutions and strategic accounts for the company’s subsidiary, Sharenet, which provides ATM management services to credit unions.
Pamela McKinnon, St. Mary’s Bank
St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester, N.H., promoted Pamela McKinnon to regional manager and business services officer. McKinnon will oversee branches in Londonderry, Hudson, Nashua and Milford.
Lynette Cupps, MAX CU
Lynette Cupps, vice president of organizational development at MAX Credit Union in Montgomery, Ala., was named the 2018 CUES Next Top Credit Union Executive.
Jeff Zajac, TruStone
Jeff Zajac, area sales manager for TruStone Home Mortgage, was appointed to the board of the Minnesota Mortgage Association. TruStone Home Mortgage is a division of TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union in Plymouth, Minn.
Lisa Parsons, Veridian CU
Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo, Iowa, promoted Lisa Parsons to indirect lending team leader.
Kevin Strege, Capital CU
Capital Credit Union in Bismarck, N.D., named Kevin Strege as chief lending officer.
Dave Larson, Affinity Plus FCU
Dave Larson, president and CEO of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in St. Paul, Minn., was appointed to the board of directors of Special Olympics Minnesota for a three-year term.
Chris Lewis, Primary Financial
Primary Financial, a credit union service organization based in Dublin, Ohio, named Chris Lewis as president and CEO.
Chris Conway, Educational Systems FCU
Chris Conway, president and CEO of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union in Greenbelt, Md., has been appointed to the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Va.
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