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Credit unions honor special employees, the Pennsylvania league elects board officers and more CU professionals in the news.
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Helen Rykowski, Garden Savings FCU
Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, Parsippany, N.J. said Helen Rykowski, office clerk (right), has retired at the age of 99. At left is Garden Savings’ president and CEO, Lou Vetere.
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Novie Gonzalez, Hawaii Community FCU
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, said Novie Gonzalez, an ACH/EFT specialist, (center, holding plaque), was named Employee of the Year. Gonzalez is surrounded by (from left to right): Tricia Buskirk, Norma Johnson, Laura DeBoer, Robyn Naihe, Patricia Cerney, Charmaine Cirera, Evelyn DeLeon, Jason Ayers, Kuulei Pali-Forth, Joelle Kamaka, Davelyn Esperanza and David Miyashita.
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Samantha Gaetano, First New York FCU
First New York Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y., promoted Samantha Gaetano to operations specialist in the operations department.
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Ryan Blauvelt , Campus FCU
Campus Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge, La., named Ryan Blauvelt as chief financial officer.
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Britt Drummond, Campus FCU
Campus Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge, La., promoted Britt Drummond to vice president of finance.
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Renee Shipko, Truliant FCU
Renee Shipko, community engagement liaison for Truliant Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, N.C., recently completed the National Credit Union Foundation’s certification for the role of Credit Union Development Educator.
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Kelly Ehmann, Mid-Hudson Valley FCU
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Kingston, N.Y., awarded the 1st Quarter 2017 Chairman’s Award to Kelly Ehmann (left) for her work as a loan servicer in the Servicing Department. At right is Mid-Hudson Valley chairman of the board, Gary Anderson.
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Vanessa Dulman, Washington State Employees CU
Vanessa Dulman has been hired as vice president of marketing for Washington State Employees Credit Union, Olympia, Wash.
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MaryAnn Hudson, Suffolk FCU
Suffolk Federal Credit Union, Medford, N.Y., named MaryAnn Hudson as manager of its Southampton branch.
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Terra Perry, Western Division FCU
Terra Perry has joined Western Division Federal Credit Union, Williamsville, N.Y. as lending manager.
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Rick Stipa, Pennsylvania CU Association
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association said Rick Stipa, CEO of TruMark Financial Credit Union, Fort Washington, Pa., was elected vice chairman of PCUA.
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Joe Gimble, Pennsylvania CU Association
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association said Joe Gimble, CEO of Citymark Federal Credit Union, Wilkes Barre, Pa., joined the PCUA board as a director.
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Jay Reed, Pennsylvania CU Association
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association said Jay Reed, CIO of Service 1st Federal Credit Union, Danville, Pa., joined the PCUA board as a director.
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Jeff DeBree, Pennsylvania CU Association
Pennsylvania Credit Union Association said Jeff DeBree, CEO of Penn East Federal Credit Union, Scranton, Pa., was elected chairman of the board of PCUA.
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