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  • ALBANY, N.Y. (3/13/12)--Brett King, best-selling business writer and industry innovator, will be the June 8 keynoter at the Credit Union Association of New York's Annual Meeting, which takes place June 7-10 in Lake George, N.Y. King is author of Bank 2.0, which challenges financial institutions to adapt their structures and thinking to reconnect with evolving consumers. He is founder of Movenbank, the first pure-play mobile bank based on Near Field Communication, social media and user experience, and runs User Strategy, a consultancy focusing on improving customer interaction with financial services companies.  He will talk about trends, innovations and technologies that will have the most significant impact on financial services, said the association ...
  • ROYAL OAK, Mich. (3/13/12)--Deb Thompson has been selected as the new CEO/president of OUR CU, announced the Royal Oak, Mich.-based credit union. Thompson has a long history of working in financial institutions, most recently as senior vice president of operations and technology with Bank of Birmingham. Before that, she served as Michigan Schools & Government CU's vice president of strategic business services for two years. She also was with SOC CU as vice president of finance and operations for 16 years. Thompson replaces retiring CEO/President Thomas Zamberlan …
  • OGDEN, Utah (3/13/12)--Shelley Burch Clarke, former CEO of Goldenwest CU in Ogden, Utah, died March 8 after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 60. Clarke spent 37 years with Goldenwest CU. She became vice president in 1983, executive vice president in 1990 and president/CEO in 2001, holding that position until her retirement in December. During her tenure, the credit union grew in assets to $775 million from $190 million, more than doubled its membership to 83,000 members, and doubled its branches to 18 locations. She served in many advisory boards and councils, was active in a number of national credit union organizations including the Credit Union National Association and served as chairperson of the Utah League of Credit Unions. She served on the Governor's Advisory Board and was recognized as one of the top businesswomen in Utah in 2001. "Shelley was a significant force behind the credit union movement's success of the last decade in our state," said Scott Simpson, president of the Utah Credit Unions Association. "Her leadership and vision will truly be missed."  She is survived by her husband, two sons, a granddaughter, her parents, a sister and a brother. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., with viewing tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, at the Lindquist Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84401 …
  • LANSING, Mich. (3/13/12)--Jackilyn Ravis, former CEO of Members CU, Travers City, Mich., died March 2, in Charleston, Tenn., where she had retired with her husband, Louis, according to the Michigan Credit Union League (Michigan Monitor March 12).  She had also worked at the former Pontiac Telephone Employees CU, now known as Lakes Community CU in Lake Orion. As CEO of Members CU, she led the credit union through a name change from Government Employees CU and saw it grow from $11 million to nearly $71 million in assets. Ravis loved the credit union movement so much that she and her husband married at the MCUL annual meeting in 1985. She is survived by her husband, a son, a daughter, a sister and a grandson. One son preceded her in death. No services are planned …


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