12 credit unions welcome professionals in new roles
The $564 million, based in San Jose, Calif. PremierOne Credit Union hiring Andre Amaya as a community relations officer. In her new role, Amaya is responsible for raising local awareness of credit unions and leading efforts such as volunteerism and advocacy, as well as industry and community financial education. He brings to this position a background in credit unions, as well as a background in advocating for members and helping them take control of their financial activities.
The $2.3 billion, based in Santa Ana, Calif. Orange County Credit Union appointed Andy Ofelie to its board of directors. He has served as chair of the credit union’s oversight committee since 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience in finance and technology functions, investor relations, budgeting and financial planning.
The $4.9 billion Caisse Populaire Gesa in Richland, Washington, promoted Traci Bouslaugh to the Vice President of Membership Achievement. Bouslaugh has been with Gesa for 10 years and brings over 25 years of financial experience to his new role. Previously, she was Branch Manager and then Assistant Vice President of Sales and Service at Gesa. In his new role, Bouslaugh will provide direct executive support and strategic oversight of Gesa’s member contact center, inbound and outbound sales, and virtual sales and service teams.
Horizon Credit Union ($1.7 billion, Spokane Valley, Washington) hired Amber Dolphin King as Regional Vice President. In his new role, Dolphin King leads the retail channels and business development teams, focusing on maximizing growth and performance, improving member service and building brand awareness for the credit union. popular while having a positive impact on the organization’s communities. She most recently served as head of corporate banking relationships for Idaho Central Credit Union ($8.3 billion, Chubbuck, Idaho), which she joined in 2020, and previously spent more than a decade in New York leading retail branch teams and developing various markets for JP. Morgan Chase and Capital One Bank.
UVA Community Credit Union ($1.4 billion, Charlottesville, Va.) hired Thomas McGloon as Regional Mortgage Manager of Member Options, LLC, the credit union’s mortgage division. In his new role, McGloon will support the credit union’s growth in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley market with a focus on building community relationships. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry and most recently served as Branch Manager of C&F Mortgage Corporation in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For nearly 20 years, he was an active coach for the Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club and ERSC Basketball in Penn Laird, Virginia.
The $299 million Alltrust Credit Union in Fairhaven, Mass., promoted Robert Dos Reis to the Assistant Vice President, Senior Branch Manager. Dos Reis joined Alltrust in April 2021 with over seven years of retail banking management experience as a branch manager for the Seekonk, Massachusetts office. In October 2021, he opened the credit union’s new Seekonk site as a branch manager. In her new role, Dos Reis will work directly with the SVP of Retail Administration on all aspects of retail operations oversight; assist in establishing branch goals, as well as ongoing coaching and monitoring of those goals; work with branch management teams to create consistent retail processes and procedures; and assist the Senior Vice President of Retail Administration in developing new initiatives and implementing new products and programs.
The $6.4 billion, based in Poughkeepsie, NY Hudson Valley Credit Union announced two new recruits.
Michael Burke was hired as Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit. Burke began his career as a senior auditor for KPMG, a network of audit, tax and advisory firms, in 1995. He most recently served as Director of Audit since 2019. Burke has also volunteered as a tax preparer for the IRS and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Peter DeFelice was hired as Assistant Vice President of Collections. DeFelice’s career in financial services began in 2008 as a collections manager. He has held various quality control positions, most recently as Business Risk and Controls Manager for USAA. DeFelice earned an MBA from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, and is recognized as a Certified Paralegal by the American Bar Association.
The $2.3 billion American Eagle Financial Credit Union in East Hartford, Connecticut, hired Dianna C. Wilson as loan manager. In his new role, Wilson will lead all of American Eagle’s lending operations – including real estate, consumer, business, credit card, loan servicing, collections and quality assurance – and will have a significant influence on the credit union’s strategic plans and programs. She brings 22 years of financial leadership experience to AEFCU, having served at several financial institutions in Virginia and the District of Columbia, including two credit unions. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of loans at Justice Federal Credit Union ($936 million, Chantilly, Virginia). She also served as Treasurer of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women from 2013 to 2016.
TDECU ($4.5 billion, Lake Jackson, TX) hired Michael Massy as SVP, Director of Audit. In his new role, Massey will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a strong audit strategy aligned with TDECU’s goals and objectives, and for building strong relationships with business partners, CEOs and the Board of Directors to align TDECU’s business strategy with risk management practices and controls. In addition, he will develop and manage a team of internal auditors, perform and supervise audits and manage engagements with external firms. Massey most recently served as SVP of Digital and Growth at Georgia’s Own Credit Union ($3.4 billion, Atlanta). He began his career in financial services as a commercial banker through the BB&T Management Development program, and after several years as a vice president of commercial banking, he became a CPA and worked in public accounting, then as an internal auditor in a software company. He previously served on the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners and holds an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill.
The $7.4 billion, based in Huntsville, Ala. Redstone Federal Credit Union hiring Michael Rodgers as SVP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In his new role, he will oversee departments including compliance, legal, enterprise risk management and vendor management. Rodgers began his career as an FDIC investigator and OCC commissioned examiner, and later worked with several financial institutions in the San Antonio, Texas area, most recently as Vice President of Risk and compliance at the $15 billion Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union in San Antonio. He earned a JD from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock in 1999.
The $1.1 billion Neighbors Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, promoted Tanya Lawrence to the COO. Lawrence joined Neighbors nearly 30 years ago as a cashier and held various positions in loans and member services before becoming vice president of operations. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions for Neighbors beginning in 2018. Lawrence is a graduate of Southwest CUNA Management School and a certified trainer at Visa Business School.
Federal Credit Union SAFE ($1.5 billion, Sumter, SC) hired Thomas Galloway as Vice President of Human Resources. Galloway brings more than 15 years of human resources management experience, including his most recent role as Director of Human Resources at BOMAG Americas, Inc. His expertise includes employee engagement, multi regulatory compliance -States, acquisition and retention of talent.
Curql Collective hiring jim ryan as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. In his new role, Ryan will assist the President/CEO in leading key high-profile partnerships at Curql Collective, including managing key partnerships with fintechs, credit unions, fund manager Curql and others. industry keys. He will also formulate new business strategies and support existing ones, develop and manage strategic partnerships and lead projects. Prior to joining Curql Collective, Ryan served as President of Financial Center Services, LLC., the CUSO wholly owned by the $817 million Financial Center First Credit Union in Indianapolis.
LenderClosea Des Moines, Iowa-based provider of a technology-driven home and mortgage lending platform has hired Jill Skinner as Marketing Director. Skinner recently spent 12 years in marketing leadership roles at Wells Fargo, first in home loan marketing for eight years and then as SVP of marketing. His long marketing career also includes e-commerce experience at OfficeMax and Dotdash Meredith. She holds a master’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines.
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