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Defense Council chair rings NASDAQ opening bell
NEW YORK (8/25/11)--The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) Board of Directors was on hand at Times Square Wednesday morning as Board
Click to view larger image Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) Board Chairman Frank Padak rang the opening bell at NASDAQ Wednesday morning on Times Square. Padak, other DCUC board members and DCUC President/CEO Roland "Arty" Arteaga visited the stock exchange at the conclusion of DCUC's Annual Meeting. Pictured are Padak and executive board members Patricia Kimmel, Jean Yokum, Dave Davis, Denise Floyd and Gordon Simmons. (Photo provided by the Defense Credit Union Council).
Chairman Frank Padak rang the opening bell at NASDAQ to usher in another day of stock trading. Padak is president/ CEO of Scott CU, a $695 million asset credit union based in Collinsville, Ill. With him for the ceremony were DCUC First Vice Chair Patricia Kimmel, president/CEO of Belvoir FCU, Woodbridge, Va.; Second Vice Chair Jean Yokum, president/CEO of Langley FCU, Newport News, Va.; Treasurer Dave Davis, president/CEO of Pacific Marine CU, Oceanside, Calif.; Secretary Denise Floyd, president/CEO of Fort Sill (Okla.) FCU; and Immediate Past Chair Gordon Simmons, president/CEO, Service CU, Portsmouth, N.H. DCUC President/CEO Roland "Arty" Arteaga was also in the group, which was in New York for the DCUC Annual Meeting Monday through Wednesday morning. The event received wide coverage, with these networks reporting on the opening of the market: CNBC, CNBC India, CNBC.com, Itsaboutfinance.com, Business News Network (Canada), NDTV in New Delhi, Bloomberg, Fox Business and Fox affiliate KTVU, reported DCUC. Attendees at the conference were feted to a continental breakfast and a behind-the-scenes tour of the stock exchange. The day was a good day for the stock exchange, which finished up 144 points. The video of the ceremony is also posted on NASDAQ.com.



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