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CU System Briefs (05/10/2013)
  • WASHINGTON (5/10/13)--About 20 guests attended an informal luncheon for  U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)  Wednesday at the Credit Union House in Washington, D.C. , said the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (The Memo May 9). The event, hosted by the Credit Union National Association,  attracted advocates from credit unions, MasterCard, realtors and agricultural and insurance interests, including CUNA Mutual Group. Heitkamp spoke about the progress of the Farm Bill, tax reform, financial regulatory concerns and the privacy notification bill being considered by the Senate Banking Committee.  Pictured are, from left:  Heitkamp; Mechelle Johnson, president of East River FCU, Madison, S.D.; and Jeff Olson, CUAD's vice president of advocacy and awareness. (Photo provided by the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas) ...
  • JACKSON, Mich. (5/10/13)--Roger Ozier, 60, was convicted last week of the armed and bank robbery at Jackson, Mich.-based Aeroquip CU on Oct. 8 and fleeing with nearly $4,000.  A co-defendant, Darius Griffin, also charged with armed and bank robbery, pleaded guilty and testified at the trial.  A surveillance camera at a car wash down the street from the credit union allegedly showed Griffin removing a car's license plate and placing a fake license in the back window. Ozier was allegedly seen disposing of a bag that contained a draft of a faked plate. Nearly all the events leading up to, during and after the robbery were caught on tape. Jurors deliberated less than two hours. Ozier's sentencing is set for June 12 (Jackson Citizen-Patriot May 1) ...
  • ALBANY, N.Y. (5/10/13)--Covera, a provider of debit, credit and ATM solutions for credit unions, on the 2013 Communicator Award of Distinction for four projects. The Communicator Awards is an international program to recognize achievements in communications, media, advertising, creative and marketing. Sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts , the program received over 6,000 entries. Covera won the awards for its new website, copywriting for its corporate brochure, copywriting for its values brochure and for its "Right Hands" print advertisement.  It won the print and website categories for strong visual appeal, logos and content ...
  • ROLLA, Mo. (5/10/13)--Scott Shults has been named as president of Rolla (Mo.) FCU, succeeding Janet Honse, who retired in March.  Shults previously was vice president and branch manager of a community bank in Salem. He has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily in residential and commercial lending. Rolla has $33 million in assets (The Rolla Daily News May 8) ...
  • LULING, La. (5/10/13)--The board of directors at Luling, La.-based Barton Plant Employees FCU has promoted Lindsay Risinger to CEO of the $18 million asset credit union, according to the Louisiana Credit Union League eNews May 8). Risinger, who previously served as assistant manager, has eight years' experience in credit unions.  In addition to her new role, Risinger also is vice president of the West Orleans Chapter and is a member of Louisiana's Young Professionals Network ...


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