ALBANY, N.Y. (9/29/08)--Two credit union individuals will be inducted into the Credit Union Association of New York’s Hall of
Fame Oct. 7 at the association’s annual convention. The inductees are Robert Barber and Alfred Mariani. Barber joined Albany Firemen’s FCU in 1962. He served as the chairman of the credit committee until 1982. He also was one of two loan officers until 2003, when he was appointed chairman of the credit union’s supervisory committee. Mariani entered the credit union movement in the late 1940s. He served as treasurer of Oneida FCU, and Bendix FCU. In 1952, he was hired as a field representative for the Syracuse chapter--of whatwas then the New York State Credit Union League. He organized more than 100 credit unions for the next 14 years. He became manager/CEO of Syracuse University FCU and served as a New York league volunteer, and Syracuse chapter president, director-at-large, Syracus director and first vice president. Mariani also was a director of the Credit Union National Association, founding member of Members United corporate FCU and a member of CUNA Mutual’s Policyowner’s Board. He was the Credit Union Association of New York’s first two-term president (chairman).