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CU System briefs (03/20/2012)
  • AUSTIN, Texas (3/21/12)--Dan Mica, former president/CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA),  has become an advisory board director of BuzzBanking, developer of a financial services platform that combines social media banking with a rewards program. BuzzBanking, powered by fisoc Inc., is a CUNA Strategic Services (CSS)  provider.  Mica is currently president of The DMA Group, a consulting firm working with financial services. CSS and BuzzBanking have teamed for a six-month pilot program for credit unions …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/21/12)--Pennsylvania's 44th student-run credit union branch celebrated its grand opening on Friday at William Tennett High School in Warminster. The student credit union was opened as part of Trevose-based TruMark Financial CU, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway March 20).  Students who work at the credit union must undergo 40 hours of teller training during the summer and work in a TruMark Financial branch. The student branch is an opportunity to expand the credit union's financial education efforts within the school. It is the second student-operated  branch for the $1.4 billion asset credit union. From left:  Richard Stipa, CEO of TruMark Financial; Glenn Moyer, Pennsylvania secretary of banking; Hugh Bray, TruMark Financial board president; and Joe Wambach, executive director, Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation.  (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (3/21/12)--Sean Jelen, CEO of Tobyhanna FCU, Scranton, Pa., has been appointed to the board of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Service Centers Inc. (PaCUSC), announced the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway March 20). Jelen will fill out the unexpired term of Jim Kanaley, retired CEO of Tobyhanna. That term will expire in 2014 …
  • AMES, Iowa (3/21/12)--Steven E. Lunning, a member of the board of directors at Ames, Iowa-based Ace Community CU for more than 20 years, died Friday. He was 61. He retired in January 2011 after nearly 25 years as payroll coordinator with Mary Greeley Medical Center  (The Des Moines Register March 20) …


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