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CU System Briefs (10/02/2013)
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (10/2/13)--Gubernatorial candidate John Hanger (D) visited the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Monday in Harrisburg, and met with staff and representatives of the area's credit unions.  He shared his vision for the Commonwealth and was interested in learning more about credit unions, said PCUA (Life is a Highway Oct. 1).  From left are: Paul Wagner, CEO of Hershey FCU, Hummelstown; Hanger; Pamala Mohn, CEO of Blue Chip FCU, Harrisburg; and Abby Kiebach, CEO, Lancaster Red Rose CU, Lancaster. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) ...
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. (10/2/13)--The Kansas City (Mo.) Chapter of Credit Unions welcomed 11 lawmakers and staff to its annual legislative breakfast Sept. 19. Advocates from credit unions across the region met and discussed credit union issues with state lawmakers. "It's important for lawmakers to recognize and know the credit union leaders in their own districts," said Amy McLard, senior vice president of advocacy for the Missouri Credit Union Association. "Credit union staff and advocates participated in lots of good discussions with lawmakers throughout the event, and that helps to build and reinforce those relationships (The Missouri Difference Sept. 20) ...
  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (10/2/13)--Phyllis Groff, former CEO of Texas Workforce CU, San Antonio, died Sept. 26. The first paid employee of the credit union, Groff served as CEO from 1986 to 1998, said the Cornerstone Credit Union League (Leaguer Oct. 1). She is credited with bringing the credit union from operating out of the bottom of a desk drawer in the Texas Employment Commission to financial institution status.  Although she retired in 1998, Groff continued to volunteer and offer her support to the $9.5 million asset credit union.  Memorial Mass will be at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, La Vernia, Texas ...


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