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* GREENSBORO, N.C. (11/17/08)--The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation announced that Judy Tharp, president/CEO of Piedmont Aviation CU, has been named to its board of directors. Tharp has been with the credit union industry since 1979, when she helped start Cape Fear Employees' CU and served as its first president/CEO until 1994. Since then she has worked in senior leadership positions at Founders FCU and South Carolina FCU and served as an officer of CUNA Mutual Group, overseeing lending strategy and solution development. She also has served as a board member of the North Carolina Credit Union League and First Carolina Corporate CU. Tharp succeeds Steve Harkins, president/CEO of SC Telco FCU, who vacated his seat (The Weekly Update Nov. 12) … * WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (11/17/08)--Two Winston-Salem, N.C.-based credit unions have joined forces with the national Credit Union Service Centers to bring the shared branching concept to the city. Piedmont Aviation CU (PACU) and Winston-Salem City Employees' CU (WSCECU) are spearheading the collaboration. WSCECU's new branch is now located in leased space at Piedmont Aviation CU and operates as a finance service center. Pictured are, from left: PACU's Chief Financial Officer John Jameson, Chief Operating Officer Allen Upchurch, and Vice President of Administration Patty Mauro; WSCECU President/CEO Tony Ebron; and PACU's President/CEO Judy Tharp and Vice President of Finance Jim Venesky. (Photo provided by the North Carolina Credit Union League) … * YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (11/17/08)--Michael Kurish, president/CEO of Associated School Employees CU, headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, has been elected to the Ohio Credit Union League's Board of Directors for a three-year term, the credit union announced. The election filled the District IV seat, which covers the Mahoning Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Stark County and Summit County chapters. Associated School Employees CU has assets totaling more than $71 million …


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