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CU System briefs (11/07/2011)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. (11/8/11)--Mazuma CU, Kansas City, Mo., announced that Brandon Michaels, vice president/chief financial officer, will succeed retiring President/CEO Rob Givens, effective Jan. 1. Givens announced his retirement in May. Michaels, who has more than 15 years in the credit union industry, joined Mazuma in September 2009. He previously was vice president of finance (chief financial officer) of San Francisco (Calif.) Fire CU.  Michaels is a third-generation credit union CEO. His grandmother is a retired credit union CEO and his mother is CEO of Western Healthcare FCU, Concord, Calif. He began his career filing loan papers for his grandmother when he was 12 years old. Michaels said he would focus on the youth movement and innovation within Mazuma. He is a part of The Crash Network, or The Crashers, comprising young credit union professionals …
  • HERNDON, Va. (11/8/11)--Northwest FCU President/CEO Gerrianne "Winky" Burks announced her retirement after 40 years of working at the $2 billion asset credit union, the past five years as CEO. Her retirement date--the end of 2012--has been part of the credit union's transition plan for several years. Burks first joined the Herndon, Va.-based credit union as a teller  in 1971. In 1986 she was promoted to her first management position as human resources manager. She also served as vice president of member services and chief operating officer for five years before assuming the president/CEO role in 2008. Burks is chairman of the Northwest FCU Foundation and the Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, and is on the board of the Credit Union Executives Society. JMFA Executive Search Group is assisting in the search for a new CEO. The credit union aims to have the new CEO on board by mid-year 2012 …


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