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Holt Out As CEO Of Colo. League

ARVADA, Colo.-Jim Holt, president of the Colorado/Wyoming Credit Union System has left the position. Holt had been CEO of the league for the past 18 months, and had been with the league for one year prior to that, having succeeded long-time President Carroll Beach. Doug Burke, a 17-year veteran of the CCUS and senior VP of Colleague Services Corp., has been named acting president. League Chairman Carla Hedrick, president of Denver Community FCU, issued a statement saying, "We appreciate Jim's dedication to the position and wish him well in his future endeavors." The league's board is scheduled to meet this weekend as part of its annual planning session, and the CEO search is expected to be added to the agenda.

NYIB Reps Tally 6,815 Lessons

MADISON, Wis.-The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) said that credit union representatives during 2002-03 school year had made 6,815 presentations to classrooms and had reached 213,025 students. "Credit unions have been working hard every single day to combat the battle against financial illiteracy," said NYIB Chairman, LeAnn Achtenberg. Kathy Crim of First Mark CU in San Antonio received a scholarship and award for conducting the highest number of classroom presentations, reaching 22,988 students through 636 presentations. She also taught 386 presentations using the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) High School Financial Planning Program and received a scholarship and award for the Top NEFE Program Presenter awarded by CUNA & Affiliates for that achievement. Susan Young of CP FCU in Jackson, Mich., also received a scholarship for reaching 12,964 students through presentations.

Yokum Marks 50th Anniversary

HAMPTON, Va.-Jean M. Yokum, president of Langley FCU here, is marking her 50th anniversary with the credit union.

Yokum, well-known to many within credit unions, began as a teller with LFCU in 1953 and rose through the ranks, having been named president in 1979.

Since 1979, Yokum has overseen asset growth to $920-million from $76 million and member growth to 140,000 today from 40,000 when she started.

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