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* SAN DIMAS, Calif. (6/2/10)--WesCorp FCU announced that Delton Ho, vice president of Pacific Operations, has accepted the responsibility for managing WesCorp's office in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ho's new role replaces the position previously held by Rand Yamasaki. Ho previously served as vice president and controller of Pacific Corporate FCU since 1999, and served as the director of financial accounting for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency (Gannett) for more than nine years. WesCorp President/CEO Philip Perkins noted that Ho is "highly regarded throughout Hawaii and Guam, and his acceptance allows us to maintain continuity of leadership and superior service to our members." ... * MADISON, Wis. (6/2/10)--CUNA Mutual Group announced that Don Davidson, vice president for CU System Relations since 2000, retired
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May 21 after a 37-year career with the credit union insurer. He was the longest-serving officer in CUNA Mutual's 75-year history. He was charged with building stronger partnerships with CUNA Mutual credit union system partners, including leagues, the Credit Union National Association, other national trade associations, corporate credit unions and the CO-OP Financial Network. He managed teams investigating disability claims and negotiated settlements with credit union CEOs and boards; served as the company's first recruiter in human resources and led its negotiation team through four labor contracts; established CUNA Mutual's first call center, rebuilt the company's international sales and marketing teams and served as CUNA Mutual's delegate to the World Council of Credit Unions; served on the board of HRN Management Group, Salt Lake City, and The LoanLink Center in Dallas. At his recent retirement celebration in Madison, Wis., are from left: John Radebaugh, president of the North Carolina Credit Union League; Rosie Holub, president of the Missouri Credit Union Association; Davidson; and Brett Thompson, president of the Wisconsin Credit Union League. (Photo provided by CUNA Mutual Group) ... * MADISON, Wis. (6/2/10)--Charles "Chuck" F. Eikel III, who worked in public relations at CUNA Mutual Group for more than 25 years, died Thursday of complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He retired as a staff writer/editor in 2002. He wrote for internal and external publications, including Dimensions magazine and the annual report, and wrote a column in Risk Management, providing advice for credit unions on loss prevention Eikel wrote a credit union history that explained credit unions' fit with the social and economic history of Europe, North America, and then the globe. He graduated as a Credit Union Development Educator (DE) with the first DE class in 1982 and continued DE training after his retirement. He received the Horizon Award, the DE Program's highest award. Eikel's father, the late Charles "Charley" F. Eikel Jr., was a credit union pioneer and a Credit Union National Association (the CUNA & Affiliates) organizer in Louisiana and 14 other states and was president of CUNA Mutual Insurance Society for 17 years until retirement in 1973. Chuck Eikel's wife, Claire Girvan, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Siobhan (Michael K.) McGuire; and three grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, WI, on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon (CT) ...


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