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  • SPRINGBORO, Ohio (7/3/12)--Wright-Patt CU (WPCU), based in Fairborn, Ohio, and Irongate Inc. Realtors, Centerville, have taken first steps to jointly restart Southern Ohio Mortgage, to promote local economic development and strengthen local communities through home ownership. Southern Ohio Mortgage operates in six Irongate Realtors offices in Englewood, Beavercreek, Centerville, Kettering, Washington Township, and Springboro.  "This partnership is a great example of how local companies can join together to help not only stimulate the local economy, but to help area residents achieve their dreams. And, when residents are successful, so are our communities," said Doug Fecher, president/CEO of WPCU. From left are Fecher; Tim Mislansky, president, myCU Mortgage, and senior vice president/chief lending officer of WPCU; and Greg Gillen and Steve Brown, both broker/owners of Irongate Inc. (Photo provided by Wright-Patt CU) …
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (7/3/12)--Coastal FCU announced the election of Joan Nelson as board chairwoman and the appointment of Chuck Purvis as Coastal's new president/CEO. Nelson brings 17 years of service on the board, since 1995, and previously served as vice chair. She has been a volunteer since 1993. She succeeds Richard Bloom, who was chairman for 38 of the past 39 years. Bloom will remain on the board as vice chair.  Purvis brings 30 years of industry experience , having previously served as executive vice president/chief operating officer. He succeeds Larry Wilson, who is retiring after serving as president/CEO of Coastal for 38 years. Purvis is former chairman of the National Credit Union Foundation and served on its board from 1995 to 2007. From 1992 to 2000 he has served as a member of the senior management team at various credit union organizations …
  • SAN ANTONIO (7/3/12)--San Antonio-based SACU announced that Pat Evans, SACU mortgage compliance officer, has been installed as president of Credit Professionals International (CPI) in a ceremony at CPI's conference in St. Louis, Mo. Evans has been a member of CPI since 2003. She has served as president, vice president and parliamentarian of CPI District 8.  At the local level, she has held numerous offices at the Alamo Chapter, including president, vice president, parliamentarian and treasurer. She was named International Credit Professional of the Year in 2010.  Evans, a member of the $2.9 billion asset SACU since 1973, has worked at the credit union for 27 years, spending much of her career in lending, managing direct, indirect and mortgage loan processing …
  • SUITLAND, Md. (7/3/12)--Col. Clifford E. Reese, USMC (ret.), who served on the board of directors at Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., for more than 18 years, died April 9, according to the credit union. He was 84.  Reese was a member of the credit union movement for 55 years. He was known as a visionary leader, staunch member advocate and champion of U.S. military forces worldwide. He once served as chairman of the credit union's Supervisory Committee and chairman of Andrews Federal Corp.  "We are saddened by the loss of a true credit union advocate and supporter," said Chris McDonald, Andrews FCU president/CEO.  "Mr. Reese's commitment and devotion will long be remembered by all whose lives he touched." …


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