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Troy Nitcher has joined the Kansas Credit Union Association, Wichita, as VP of shared financial solutions.

The Western CUNA Management School, Ontario, Calif., announced four new members on its board of trustees. They are: Diana Dykstra, incoming California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues president; Rudy Hanley, SchoolsFirst FCU CEO; Benson Porter, Addison Avenue FCU CEO; and Troy Stang, president of the Credit Union Association of Oregon.

SACU, San Antonio, announced that Charles "Chip" Lutz, a registered representative affiliated with broker-dealer and registered investment adviser CUSO Financial Services (CFS), received CFS' 2009 Gold Pacesetter award at the CFS 2010 Annual Conference held in San Diego.

Sue Holladay joined Columbia CU, Vancouver, Wash., as a home loan officer.

Sarah Grizzell, senior accounting specialist at Enrichment FCU, Oak Ridge, Tenn., was awarded the American Woman's Society of CPAs' Becker CPA Review 2010 National Scholarship.

Member One FCU, Roanoke, Va., promoted Kimberley Braswell to chief administrative officer and Shannon Pendergrass to VP/branch manager of its Southwest Roanoke County office.

CUES announced that 14 people have completed its School of Applied Strategic Management and earned a designation as Certified Senior Executive. They are: Tammy Christian, Arkansas FCU; Monte Crowl, BayPort CU; Scott Derber, University FCU; Niel Devasir, Marine CU; Mary Grace Evans, Redstone FCU; Linda Garboczi, AmeriCU; Denise Goforth, Arkansas FCU; Deborah Greenspane, Quimper Community FCU; Jeff Kennedy, TwinStar CU; Ryan Olson, Blackhawk Community CU; Michael Quintana, Vermont FCU; Jessica Ridsdale, Northern FCU; Kenneth Savoie, NorthCountry FCU; and Kim Woodward, Salal CU.

Angel Velasquez joined The Golden 1 Credit Union, Sacramento, Calif., as branch sales manager for the Shaw office in Fresno, Calif.

Raffael "Ralph" Crockett, CEO of the Sunrise, Fla.-based BrightStar CU, was named "Man of the Year" by the Broward County chapter of the United Nations Association, recognizing "exemplary achievements enhancing Broward County."

The Business Lending School, Federal Way, Wash., announced its first graduating class. They are: Blair Archibald and Kevin Bacon, Global CU; Tony Bulleri, Harborstone CU; Jim Langei, Whatcom Educational CU; Carl Roer, Sound CU; Russell Rosendal, Salal CU; Nora Seelbach, Spokane Teachers CU; Theresa Sheely, Gesa CU; Casey Smith, WCLA CU; Alicia Stromme, Yakima Valley CU; Jeremy Field, Old West FCU; Michael Finstrom and Randall Mason, Chetco CU; Dan Lemhouse, Marion and Polk Schools CU; and Jerry Eikum, Potlatch #1 FCU.

NCUA Executive Director David Marquis announced that Denise Hendricks has been appointed director of the agency's Equal Opportunity Programs.

Financial Center FCU, Indianapolis, tapped Frances Tooley as its new COO.

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