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* WASHINGTON (2/25/09)--About 500 attendees at the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) pledged their commitment to credit unions and raised $2,500 for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). CUNA Mutual Group contributed $5 to NCUF for every GAC delegate who demonstrated the commitment by adding their signature to a "Sign of Commitment." The signature wall was displayed in CUNA Mutual's booth at the GAC. The funds will enable NCUF to sustain and grow its Development Education Program. From left are: Larry Blanchard, CUNA Mutual legislative consultant; Bob Trunzo, CUNA Mutual chief officer, sales; Steve Delfin, executive director, NCUF; and Steve Bosack, deputy director, NCUF (Photo provided by CUNA Mutual Group) … * MUSKEGO, Wis. (2/25/09)--The Corporate Central CU Board of Directors unanimously selected Jim Schrimpf, president/CEO of Brewery CU, Milwaukee, Wis., to fill its vacant board seat. Brewery CU is a $30 million asset, low-income-designated community development credit union serving Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Schrimpf has been active in the credit union movement for 30 years and is a past president of the Milwaukee Metro Credit Union Chapter. He also has served as a director of the Wisconsin Credit Union League and the League Services Corp., and is past president of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Appraisal Institute … * PLANO, Texas (2/25/09)--Southwest Corporate FCU Senior Vice President of Operations Jody Beck has announced she will retire, effective March 7, to build a new house and help build her husband's business. Beck has been with the corporate for 32 years, said the corporate's website. As part of Southwest Corporate's senior management, she built its information technology division from scratch, and helped the company move to new headquarters, negotiate merger opportunities, usher in the Check 21 era and maintain leadership as interim CEO for a year after Francis Lee left to head U.S. Central … * ST. LOUIS (2/25/09)--St. Louis Community CU was awarded a $3,000 grand prize for its efforts in the "You Make a Difference" advocacy program, announced the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA). To show appreciation for Missouri credit unions' advocacy efforts, MCUA conducted a drawing for all platinum-level recipients on Feb. 13. Here, from left, MCUA President/CEO Rosie Holub presents the check to the credit union's board Chairman Gerald Brooks and Mike O'Brien, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. (Photo provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association) …


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