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New Judge To Preside In Utah

SALT LAKE CITY-Judge David Kimball has been named as the new federal judge presiding over the lawsuit filed in Utah against NCUA by the American Bankers Association and the Utah Bankers Association. The case had been before Judge J. Thomas Greene, who recused himself due to an earlier relationship with Callister, Nebeker & McCullough, a Salt Lake City law firm that represents Zions Bank and the Utah Bankers Association, among others. The bankers are challenging NCUA's approval of FOM expansion for three Utah credit unions.

Wilson Elected As CUNA Chair

WARREN, Ohio- Mickey Wilson, president and CEO of Greater Warren Community FCU, has been elected chairman of CUES. Wilson has been CEO of the credit union since 1984, and has served in a variety of other volunteer posts with credit union organizations, in addition to positions on the CUES board.

Three Elected To NASCUS Board

VAIL, Colo.-The NASCUS Council elected three new board members during its meeting here lected were: Rick Schmidtke, CEO of Harborstone Credit Union in Washington; Cathie Tierney, CEO of Community First Credit Union in Wisconsin, and Jim Blaine, CEO of State Employees' Credit Union in North Carolina. The new chair is C. Michael Litzau, CEO of Colorado Central Credit Union. The new Vice Chair is JoAnne Fillwock, CEO of Financial Health Credit Union in Michigan, and the new Secretary-Treasurer is Mendell Thompson, CEO of Nazarene Credit Union in California.

Scholarships Named After Crear

MADISON, Wis. The African-American CU Coalition (AACUC) has created a scholarship fund in the name of Pete Crear, CUNA's executive VP and COO. Crear is a long-time CUNA and league veteran. The scholarships will go to professionals or volunteers who are AACUC members, in addition to interns participating in the AACUC's "Reaching Toward to the Future Intern Program." Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. AACUC said applications will be accepted from March through May 30, 2004. For info: www.aacuc.org.

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