Michigan's Honor Credit Union closed out 2019 by recognizing its team members of the year while Veridian CU, United FCU and others have added staff.
Honor's Excellence Awards
Honor Credit Union in Berrien Springs, Mich. named the 2019 winners of its Honor Excellence Awards, recognizing staffers “who go above and beyond for our members, our community and our organization,” the CU said in a statement. Employees won in categories of MVP, community, team of the year and leadership excellence, and all winners received an award and monetary gift, along with selecting a charity or cause to receive a $500 donation from the credit union.
Jevon Cliffgard, Corporate Central CU
Milwaukee-based Corporate Central Credit Union hired Jevon Cliffgard as a systems developer.
Donald Sutherland, St. Mary's Bank
St. Mary’s Bank, the nation’s first credit union, hired Donald Sutherland as residential loan originator for its Manchester, N.H. mortgage center.
Carla McFarland, United FCU
St. Joseph, Mich.-based United FCU appointed Carla McFarland as a mortgage advisor of its Edison Lakes location in Mishawaka, Ind.
James Nesi, Hudson Valley CU
Hudson Valley Credit Union promoted James Nesi to branch manager at its Mahopac location. Nesi began working at MVCU as a teller in 2008 and since then has held positions of increasing responsibility at four different branches.
Myana Mallory, Connex CU
Connex CU in North Haven, Conn., named Myana Mallory as its latest “VP of Unbanking,” a paid internship role which will see Mallory serving as a student ambassador and marketer throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.
Sorin Mihalache, United FCU
St. Joseph, Mich.-based United FCU appointed Sorin Mihalache as director of property management. He will be based in United’s corporate building.
Brian Lepa, Veridian CU
Veridian Credit Union in Waterloo, Iowa promoted Brian Lepa to investment portfolio administrator. Lepa has spent 12 years working at the credit union, previously serving as senior accountant.
Christina Christensen, Veridian CU
Waterloo, Iowa-based Veridian CU promoted Christina Christensen to manager of account resolution. Christensen has spent seven years at Veridian and previously served as account resolution team lead.
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