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* MADISON, Wis. (3/10/11)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has made another list--this time a list of businesses and buildings in Wisconsin that are hard to pronounce, according to, a "pronunciation guide for everything Wisconsin." CUNA is the fifth entry on the list. The correct way to pronounce CUNA is: Q-nuh … * MADISON, Wis. (3/10/11)--New Jersey Credit Union League President/CEO Paul Gentile has joined the 13-member board of directors of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) as one of three representatives with alternating terms from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) board. Gentile will complete the unexpired term of Paul Mercer, president of the Ohio Credit Union League. Gentile's term will expire Dec. 31. The CUNA board will make an appointment for a full three-year term this fall. The other two CUNA Board representatives on the NCUF board include Vice Chairman Laida Garcia, president/CEO of Floridacentral CU, Tampa, and Sandy Lingerfelt, president/CEO of Clinchfield FCU, Erwin, Tenn. … * MINNEAPOLIS (3/10/11)--Phillip Webb, 46, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., a former network services manager for Woodbury, Minn.-based Postal CU (PCU), has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for mail fraud stemming from the theft of about $388,000 from a Cisco Systems of Bloomington, a computer parts manufacturer. In a plea agreement, Webb said that from June 2007 to October 2009, he falsely notified Cisco that parts in PCU's computer systems were faulty. He then sold the parts on the Internet and returned cheap secondhand units to Cisco as the allegedly defective parts (Associated Press Newswires and March 8) … * TAMPA, Fla. (3/10/11)--Tampa-based USF FCU's online video contest is no bull. The $368.7 million asset credit union is launching a national competition to discover how creative people have become at saving their money during the economic downturn. The "Are You the Best Bull?" competition runs from March 7 through April 18. The contest winner will receive a free trip for two to Pamplona, Spain, to witness the annual running of the bulls (Plus News Pakistan March 8) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/10/11)--Dennis Hevel, emeritus director and former board chairman of Pennsylvania State Employees CU (PSECU), Harrisburg, died Saturday in Carlisle, Pa. He was 71. Hevel was active in PSECU and served as board chairman stretched from 1984 to 1994 (Life is a Highway March 9 and March 7) …


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