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  • TRENTON, N.J. (2/1/12)--New Jersey Gov. Chris  Christie has nominated Ken Kobylowski  as director of the state's Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI), succeeding Tom Considine, who will step down effective Feb. 10, according to the New Jersey Credit Union League (The Daily Exchange Jan. 31). Kobylowski joined DOBI as chief of staff in February 2010 and took on the additional role of acting director of banking in October 2011. He was responsible for all legislative, regulatory, operational and administrative matters.  Kobylowski was in private law practice for 20 years and began his career as a bank analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His nomination is subject to confirmation by the state Senate …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa.  (2/1/12)--Karen Janoski has been appointed CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh (Pa.) Police FCU, effective today. She succeeds Sandy Lazzara, who is finishing a 35-year career in the credit union movement. Lazzara will stay on through the month to consult and train.  She was honored in 2004 with the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association's Lifetime Achievement Award as recipient of the William W. Pratt Professional of the Year. Janoski most recently served as CEO of Consumer Healthcare FCU in Moon Township, Pa.  (Life is a Highway Jan. 31) …
  • SALT LAKE CITY (2/1/12)--Mountain America CU, based in West Jordan, Utah,  was recognized as one of Utah's Best Places to Work by the state's Department of Workforce Services Office of Work and Family Life. This is the seventh time the more than $2.9 million asset credit union has received the award, which recognizes companies that have created outstanding work environments and business growth by providing well for the work/life needs of their employees. Twenty companies received the awards, based on confidential state surveys completed by employees. The award scores in these areas: flexibility and benefits; whole life; workplace excellence; and business and people success.  The credit union will hold a celebration tomorrow for employees to thank them for helping make the credit union a thriving corporate community, said Sterling Nielsen, president/CEO of the credit union …
  • MANSFIELD, Texas (2/1/12)--Texas Trust CU has been named best financial institution in the Mansfield, Texas, market by the Mansfield News Mirror, a community publication of the Star-Telegram. This is the sixth consecutive year the $680 million asset credit union has received the award. Texas Trust received more nominations than any of the other 21 financial institutions located in Mansfield. "It is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication our employees put forth every day to make Texas Trust stand apart from other financial institutions," said Jim Minge, president of the credit union …


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