A member service rep is feted for 30 years of service, a volunteer marks 50 years on the board and more new hires, promotions and special recognition at credit unions and their vendors across the country.
Ron Gagan, Align CU
Align Credit Union, Lowell, Mass., celebrated the 50th anniversary of Ron Gagan’s tenure on its board of directors. Gagan, Align chairman of the board (left); Ken Del Rossi, Align president and CEO (right).
Ana Maria Gomes, Naveo CU
Naveo Credit Union, Somerville, Mass., said Ana Maria Gomes (right), a member service representative I, has retired after 30 years of service. At left is Rui F. Domingos, chief executive officer at Naveo CU.
Nicole Heathington, Dover FCU
Dover Federal Credit Union, Dover, Del., said Nicole Heathington, DAFB branch manager, has been selected to attend the GAC Crash 2018.
Ben Donald, Keesler FCU
Keesler Federal Credit Union, Biloxi, Miss., has named Ben Donald as regional manager of retail operations for the Pine Belt Region. He will oversee all daily operations for the Hattiesburg and Petal markets. Donald will also continue as branch manager at the Turtle Creek branch in Hattiesburg.
John Chemaly, Jeanne D'Arc CU
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Lowell, Mass., said John P. Chemaly, co-owner and president of Trinity E.M.S., Inc., will serve as chairman of the board of directors at the credit union.
Alex Godina, Texas Trust CU
Alex Godina, senior business and community engagement partner at Texas Trust Credit Union, Arlington, Texas, has been named chair-elect for the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Jason Jolin, Navigant CU
Navigant Credit Union, Smithfield, R.I., hired Jason M. Jolin as senior vice president-chief financial officer.
Debbie Reynolds, Hoosier Hills CU
Debbie Reynolds has joined Hoosier Hills Credit Union, Bedford, Ind., as vice president of commercial services.
Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa, promoted Heather Caya to team lead in the member contact center.
DeNicca Luker, Veridian Group
The Veridian Group Inc. promoted DeNicca Luker to accounting and billing supervisor for its wholly owned subsidiary, Veridian Fiscal Solutions. Veridian Group is a wholly owned credit union service organization of Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa.
Amy Kaune, Veridian Group
The Veridian Group Inc. hired Amy Kaune as team lead for its wholly owned subsidiary, Veridian Fiscal Solutions. Veridian Group is a wholly owned credit union service organization of Veridian Credit Union, Waterloo, Iowa.
Jeff Osburn, Oak Tree Business Systems
Oak Tree Business Systems Inc. promoted Jeff Osburn to executive director of operations.
Emily Steele, Temenos
Temenos appointed Emily Steele as its president in North America.
Kevin Madden, DeLeon & Stang
DeLeon & Stang Certified Public Accountants and Advisors named Kevin M. Madden as an audit supervisor.
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