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CU System briefs (03/14/2014)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY (3/14/14)--An employee of Tinker FCU, Oklahoma City, was recognized during the credit union's annual employee celebration for her leadership during the May 20 tornado last year. For her service, branch manager Jan Davis received the Kitty Casey Service Champion trophy, named for the $3.1 billion-asset credit union's former senior vice president of operations. After the tornado destroyed the credit union's Moore branch, Davis stayed with the vault to ensure the safe deposit boxes were secure. More than 20 people took shelter in the vault of the Moore branch during the storm. Casey was on hand at the celebration to present the award...
  • MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (3/14/14)--To support a group of nurses who plan to run the Boston Marathon this year in honor of the victims of last year's infamous bombing--many of whom they treated themselves--Harvard University ECU, Cambridge, Mass., with $443 million assets, has donated $1,000 to their cause (Daily CU Scan March 13). The majority of the nurses, who work for the Blake 12 Intensive Care Unit, will run the marathon for the first time under the name "Team Blake." The nurses asked Paul Conners, branch manager for HUECU at Marlborough General Hospital, if they could open an account to begin their fundraising. When Conners relayed the effort on to CEO Gene Foley, the CEO was not only happy they were using the credit union, but he also decided to donate the first $1,000 to the fund...
  • ALBANY, N.Y. (3/14/14)--Larry Hitchcock, CEO of Rome (N.Y.) Teachers FCU, steps down today after 15 years at the $31 million-asset credit union (The Point March 13). Hitchcock has participated actively in statewide credit union events such as the Credit Union Association of New York's CEO Roundtable and Economic Forum during his time with the credit union. William J. Mellin, president/CEO of the state association, said, "Larry is a great example of the cooperative, 'people-helping-people' spirit that makes credit unions so inspiring" ...


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