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CU System Briefs (12/17/2013)
  • METAIRIE, La. (12/17/13)--Louisiana Corporate Credit Union announced the election of new board members at its annual meeting in November. Reggie Gremillion, CEO of Wymar FCU in Geismar, La., and Melissa Matherne, a certified public accountant for Fleur De Lis FCU in Metairie, La., were chosen to serve on the board. The meeting was also the last for board members Donald Bock, chair of the New Orleans Firemen's FCU in Metairie, and Larry Landry, board member of Dow Louisiana FCU in Plaquemine, La. Both men retired from Louisiana Corporate's board of directors. Board members returning next year include Coastland FCU CEO George Florane, Jefferson FCU CEO Mark Rosa, and CY-CO FCU CEO Joyce Taylor. Lousiana Corporate Credit Union is a wholesale lender serving more than 200 credit unions ...
  • ARLINGTON, Va. (12/17/13)--National Cooperative Bank Executive Vice President Barry Silver will be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame next year. Silver, who joined NCB in 1980, will be recognized for his work promoting the cooperative model around the world. He helped launch the NCB Co-op 100, an annual list highlighting the positive impact of cooperatives in the U.S, and, twenty years ago, helped found the Purchasing Co-Op Conference, an annual gathering for CEOs in the purchasing cooperative sector. Silvers has also consulted for the World Bank in China, working with agricultural cooperatives for four years, and has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development on cooperative and capital enhancement projects in Peru. He has also assisted credit unions in the Dominican Republic and is attempting to help Spain's Mondragon Cooperative expand to the U.S. Silvers has served as an adviser and a board member for a number of non-profits, including the Advisory Board of Group Health Association, the National Grocers Association, the Sollars Fund, the National Multicultural Institute and the Cooperative Development Foundation. The Cooperative Hall of Fame is administered by the Cooperative Development Foundation, which is the charity arm of the National Cooperative Business Associations. NCB offers banking and financial services to U.S. cooperatives and their members ...


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