LINCOLN and OMAHA, Neb. (6/18/14)--Names have been in the news for Nebraska credit unions of late, as the Nebraska Credit Union League both honored a longtime credit union leader and announced new board officers this month.
The league named Tom Bolton, board chairman and director of Liberty First CU, Lincoln, Neb., with $158 million in assets, as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year during its annual awards banquet June 5.
Bolton has served in a leadership role for the credit union for more than 28 years, including board chair since 1995. Bolton also has been a Liberty First member since 1969.
"Tom's commitment to credit unions goes beyond being a volunteer," a press release announcing the award said. "He has made personal efforts to push the credit union movement forward by participating in chapter, league and national events as well as contributing to (political action committee)."
Meanwhile, the league also named new officers to its board and to the Cooperative Solutions Group, the league's for-profit subsidiary, at a recent reorganization meeting.
The following were elected as officers to the league board:
Chair: Ronny Miller, president/CEO, Gallup FCU, Omaha, Neb., with $16 million in assets;
First vice chair: Stan Fraser, president/CEO, Nebraska Energy FCU, Columbus, Neb., with $252 million in assets; and
Second vice chair: Jerry Barnett, president/CEO, LincOne FCU, Lincoln, Neb., with $46 million in assets.
Officers elected to the Cooperative Solutions Group were:
Chair: Fraser, Nebraska Energy FCU;
Vice chair: Kevin Frenzel, vice president of lending, Liberty First CU; and
Secretary/treasurer: Amy Brodersen, president/CEO, Family Focus FCU, Omaha, $29 million in assets.