* HARRISBURG, Pa. (1/20/11)--Christina Mihalik, left, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association vice president, government affairs and Big
Sister of Kristiana Walker, front, is shown with the state's 46th governor, Tom Corbett, third from right, and his wife Susan during the couple's visit to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. The visit took place on inauguration day Tuesday (Life is a Highway
Jan. 19). The inaugural ceremony at the state Capitol was attended by more than 1,000 supporters, including association staff. Corbett said he would rein in state spending, enact government reforms and "do the right things, for the right reasons, even in the most challenging of times." He promised not to shrink from challenges in setting a new course "where financial security leads us to prosperity and greatness." (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) … * NEW YORK (1/20/11)--CUNA Strategic Services provider Fynanz Inc.
has hired two senior managers to assist in providing customized private student lending solutions for credit unions. Raymond Dury is Fynanz's new chief information officer (CIO) and Kailash Mathur is senior vice president of operations. Dury, who served as executive vice president and CIO for Fifth Third Bank, has 18 years' experience in corporate and retail banking, capital markets, merchant processing and brokerage services. Mathur, formerly chief operating officer of Campus Door, a private student loan origination platform acquired by Lehman Brothers, has 20 years' experience in student lending, product development, risk pricing, underwriting processes, origination platforms and third-party agreements and relationships … * REGINA, Saskatchewan (1/20/11)--Members of Regina, Saskatchewan-based Conexus CU will vote on a proposed merger with Innovation and Synergy CUs at special membership meetings throughout the province next week. Votes will be from Jan. 24-26. Innovation and Synergy CUs began a series of meetings Tuesday and will conclude those Jan. 26. Results of the vote at each credit union will be announced after Jan. 26 (Saskatchewan News Network
Jan. 18) …