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* RICHMOND, Va. (12/29/08)--Chris Saneda, senior vice president and chief information officer for Virginia CU, Richmond, has been selected as one of IDG Computerworld’s Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2009. Saneda has been with Virginia CU since 2007. Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards Program honors executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems. Virginia CU has $1.6 billion in assets. (Photo provided by Virginia CU) ... * RALEIGH, N.C. (12/29/08)--On Dec. 19, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) unveiled its 1,000th Cash Points ATM in Lizard Lick, N.C. SECU chose Lizard Lick as its landmark ATM site for the unique name and history of the community. SECU constructed a special themed ATM featuring a giant lizard replica and a commemorative plaque marking the milestone. Town officials, including Lizard Lick “Mayor” Charles Wood and Wendell Town Commissioner Sid Baynes attended the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Baynes, Wood, and SECU Board of Directors Chairman Shirley Bell addressed those in attendance. From left are: SECU Advisory Board members Lou Ann Cooke, Felisa Parker, Dale McLeod; SECU Vice President Kim Canipe; SECU Board of Directors’ Chairman Shirley Bell; Wood; SECU Facilities Services employees Vice President Dot Hinton and Specialist Ben Falk; Baynes, who is also and SECU Advisory Board member; and SECU Advisory Board members Dyke Hostettler and Beth Barham. (Photo provided by State Employees’ CU) ... * SALT LAKE CITY (12/29/08)--Mountain America CU was recognized as one of the best companies to work for by Utah Business magazine. The magazine noted Mountain America’s First Day Lunch. Since new employees may be nervous on their first day at work, the credit union provides lunch hosted by a member of the executive staff. During these lunches, senior staff members share their stories of career success from within the company to motivate and support the new employees. Mountain America has more than $2.8 billion in assets ... * KANSAS CITY, Mo. (12/29/08)--Bob Ziegler, a former Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) board chairman and long-time leader in the Kansas City Credit Union Chapter, died Dec. 19. He was 79. Ziegler was CEO of American Enterprise CU, Liberty, Mo., from 1966 until he retired in 1991. The credit union later became Midwest United. Ziegler also served for about two decades on the MCUA Board of directors, including a term as board chairman in 1981-1982. He also served as a director for the Credit Union National Association, representing Missouri credit unions (The Missouri difference Dec. 24) ...


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