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CU System Briefs (04/19/2013)
  • PALO ALTO, Calif. (4/19/13)--Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Palo Alto, Calif., branch of Provident CU Saturday. The man was convicted last year of running from police after driving onto a street sealed off for President Barack Obama's motorcade. Eddie Darrell Boyce Jr., 50, was arrested Tuesday morning, the Palo Alto Police Department said. A man matching Boyce's description allegedly handed a note to a teller demanding cash at the branch Saturday morning. The man warned that he had a gun, but no weapon was seen. Police arrived within a minute of receiving the call at 9:05 a.m. but the man escaped with an undisclosed sum of money. Boyce was identified from a surveillance image ...
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (4/19/13)--Diana L. Roberts, president/CEO of Hummelstown, Pa.-based Hershey FCU,  will retire in July after more than 31 years' service, reports the Pennsylvania  Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway April 18). Paul Wagner, an HFCU employee since 2005 and current vice president of operations and lending, will succeed her. In 1982, Roberts joined HFCU, which had $2.2 million in assets and served 1,675 members. Today the $58 million asset HFCU serves more than 7,000 members with three branches. She has served on PCUA's board of directors since 1982, including as chairman from 2007 to 2009. She was chairman of Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation board in 2009-2011 and is an ex officio, Roberts also served as a Credit Union National Association director from 1997 to 2008 and was inducted into the national Credit Union House Hall of Leaders in 2010. Wagner has 35 years of experience in financial services industry, including with banks and another credit union ...
  • SALEM, Ore. (4/19/13)--Larry Queen, former president/CEO of  State Employees' CU in Salem Ore., died April 12 in Salem (Statesman Journal April 17).  He was 70. Queen and his wife of 40 years, Lynda Queen, worked side by side growing the small credit union, which he considered his proudest achievement.  His passion of helping people and achieving his fullest potential of a job well-done was fulfilled through the credit union's successful merger with First Tech FCU just before his retirement in 2008. He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, nine grandchildren and a great grandson. Funeral arrangements are being made through Howell Edwards Doerksen Funeral Home. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. PT at South Salem Church of the Nazarene ...


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