ONTARIO, Calif. (4/15/13)--The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues recently welcomed eight new staff members, including Sharon Lindeman in the newly created position of vice president of regulatory advocacy.
Lindeman joined the leagues in mid-March after 21 years of serving in compliance capacities at SchoolsFirst FCU in Santa Ana, Calif. In her new role, she will create and maintain effective relationships with regulators; build upon the timeliness of providing regulatory information to member credit unions; and spearhead the ongoing development of PowerComment, a new online forum to provide members a platform to review proposed rules, ask questions of league staff or fellow credit unions, and submit personalized comment letters.
Linda Hanson's role as vice president of strategic planning and project management--another newly created position--is to maximize the value of the leagues to member credit unions by suggesting changes or improvements to current business plans as well as policies and procedures. She also will assist in the development and design of new products that support the leagues' business strategies. Prior to coming to the leagues, Hanson worked as vice president of strategic planning at SchoolsFirst FCU.
Rick Stanton--the leagues' new senior business analyst--works in innovation and strategy, conducting analysis related to the launching and evaluation of business lines, and ongoing relationships with the leagues' strategic partners. He has more than 23 years of experience in financial institutions, including seven years leading the business development department and product management correspondent services at WesCorp.
Cindy Tullues has joined the leagues as senior marketing and member communications writer. Tullues will work on marketing campaigns for the trade associations' events and programs, as well as member credit unions. She will serve as assistant editor for the Credit Union Digest publication. She worked as a public relations account executive for DGWB Advertising and Communication firm in Santa Ana, Calif., prior to coming to the leagues.
Donald Bridinger has joined the leagues as Web developer. His duties include assisting in the design, building and maintenance of the league's websites and applications; assisting in developing policies, procedures, and long-range plans for the leagues' electronic communications network; and working on Web-based applications and mobile-device technology. Prior to joining the leagues, Bridinger was an information technology manager with United Oil Co. for several years.
Also, with the recent transfer of ownership of CURoots to the leagues, Compliance Specialist Jovilyn Herrick, Manager of Compliance Phillip Gutierrez and Manager of Audit Jerry Carter now are leagues employees.