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CU System briefs (02/13/2014)
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (2/13/14)- -The League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates has rebranded its annual convention for 2014 . Now open to all league-affiliated credit unions, the Southeast Credit Union Conference and Expo will be June 11-13 in Orlando, Fla. "For four years we have averaged 1,000 attendees at our convention," said LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine ( eSignal Feb. 12). "With our location in Orlando, it's already a destination location so growing our conference makes sense," he added. Bobby Bowden, retired coach of the Florida State Seminoles, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, which is themed "Living the Seven Cooperative Principles." ...
  • MERIDEN, Conn. (2/13/14)-- Through the Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation, the state's credit unions donated $10,000 to Operation Fuel , which works to ensure residents have access to energy year-round. "Our winter funds are nearly depleted," said Lynn McDonald, Operation Fuel director of development. "This donation will help not only to keep families warm, but also to keep freezers cold, stoves hot and provides the comfort and safety of reliable energy." On hand for the Feb. 6 presentation were McDonald; Nick Moalli, Abbi Stamler and President/CEO Jill Nowacki, Credit Union League of Connecticut; Jim Howard, New Haven County CU, North Haven; Robert Aresti, 360 FCU, Windsor Locks; Andy Klimkoski, Achieve Financial CU, Berlin; Paul Dorner, First Bristol FCU, Bristol; John Keet, Personal Care America FCU, Trumbull; and Annette Janovic, Alloya Corporate FCU, Warrenville, Ill. ...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (2/13/14)-- Michael Kloiber, president/CEO of $3.1 billion-asset Tinker FCU, was honored as one of "Oklahoma's Most Admired CEOs," as selected by The Journal Record . As a three-time recipient in the private company category, the president/CEO of the Oklahoma City-based credit union also was inducted into the Chain of Distinction. Kloiber and 31 others were selected based on leadership characteristics, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, and commitment to community and diversity.  ...


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