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* ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/24/11)--Kristina Wright, vice president-association services for the Minnesota Credit Union Network, was named as a Finance & Commerce 2011 Top Women in Finance honoree. The program recognizes the efforts of women who make notable contributions to their professions and communities. Wright oversees and manages MnCUN's dues supported operations. She also served five years on the Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, two of them as vice president. Wright is MnCUN's staff liaison for its international partnership with a Paraguan credit union association. This year's honorees include four CEOs, six partners and shareholders, several presidents and senior vice presidents, and business owners from various industries. Wright and other honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Minneapolis on Nov. 10 … * TRENTON, N.J. (8/24/11)--Garret Komjathy, director of the New Jersey Division of Banking announced Monday he will leave state government on Aug. 31 (The Daily Exchange Aug. 23). He said he plans to pursue management opportunities in the commercial banking industry, where he spent more than 25 years as a senior relationship manager in that industry. Before he joined the division, he held senior corporate banking positions at GE Commercial Finance, Fleet Bank and HSBC … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (8/24/11)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Service Centers Inc. (PaCUSC) Board has appointed Troy Garvin, CEO of Omega FCU, Pittsburgh, to fill out the unexpired term of Karl Larson. Garvin's term will expire in 2012 (Life is a Highway Aug. 23). PaCUSC provides assistance to credit unions in Pennsylvania and Delaware that are interested in joining the shared branching network … * ONTARIO, Calif. (8/24/11)--A Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation/CUNA Mutual Golf Tournament Aug. 15 in Newport Beach,
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Calif., raised more than $37,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada. The event attracted 90 players and 37 sponsors. The tournament's winning group was this team from BIT Statement. Pictured are Mark Selland, Dave O'Malley, Rick Thompson and Matt Leventhall. Second place went to Jeff Smith, SkyOne FCU; Blaze Holbert and Greg Holley of Primary Partners Financial; and March Chandler of CU Dealer Alliance. Madison, Wis.-based CUNA Mutual Group served as title sponsor. Other major sponsors included CO-OP Financial Services, CUDL, and Financial Services Center Cooperatives, SchoolsFirst FCU, and California League Services Corp. (Photo provided by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues) …


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