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The Press Center allows credit unions and their partners to share important news and keep accomplishments front and center in the credit union industry.

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SESLOC Announces New SVP/Chief Information Officer

San Luis Obispo, California.- SESLOC Credit Union announced today that Shawn Mulqueeney has been selected as the new Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. With 25 years of credit union leadership, Shawn Mulqueeney will officially join SESLOC on April 1.

OUR Credit Union Selects Andre Vygnanski as Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Royal Oak, MI – February 20, 2024. OUR Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Andre Vygnanski as its new Chief Experience Officer (CXO). This is a newly created position for the credit union, placing Vygnanski in a critical role driving innovation and enhancing the overall member experience. Vygnanski will work closely with

Education Foundation for California Schools Announces Grant Recipients for 2023 Applicants

The Education Foundation for California Schools, a non-profit organization created by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Orange County Department of Education, today announced that it awarded 142 grants to teachers throughout the state to help fund programs designed to encourage students to learn and excel in the core subjects of language arts, science and

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Proposed Spin-off of its Williamsport, Pennsylvania Branch to Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Deptford, NJ & Enola, PA– February 21, 2024 – First Harvest Credit Union (First Harvest), New Jersey’s second largest credit union by membership, has announced that it has received approval from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) for the proposed spin-off of its Williamsport, PA branch location to Pennsylvania-based Members 1st Federal Credit Union (Members

Local Credit Unions Announce Record-Setting Commitment to Solar Financing

As local leaders in renewable energy financing, Franklin First Federal Credit Union (Franklin First) and UMassFive College Federal Credit Union (UMassFive) are thrilled to announce unprecedented success in solar lending volume in 2023. Reflecting upon a record-setting year for both credit unions, during which Franklin First financed 86 installations totaling $2,746,489, and UMassFive financed 1,272

TopLine Financial Credit Union Helps High School Students With Job Readiness

TopLine Financial Credit Union participated in Osseo Senior high School’s mock interview day, a training exercise that stimulates a real-life job interview. Eight TopLine employees volunteered their time to interview Osseo High School students to help prepare them for post-secondary education options, future career exploration and to develop interviewing skills.

OCCU Foundation supports community in wake of ice storm

When a debilitating ice storm rattled OCCU’s community in January 2024, downing power lines, causing property damage and making roads impassable, the credit union stepped up.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Signs Renewal Agreement with Synergent

Synergent® is pleased to announce St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has signed a seven-year renewal agreement with Synergent for hosted Jack Henry™ Symitar® core processing, Opening Act™, and iPay Consumer Bill Pay. St. Lawrence FCU has also signed a seven-year renewal for numerous additional services provided by Synergent.

TopLine Financial Credit Union Members And Employees Bring Comfort To Those In Need This Winter

TopLine held their third annual Winter Gear Drive during the month of January benefitting local non-profits, African Education and Health Initiative, Avenues for Youth, MORE Community Services and YMCA of the North Youth and Family Services. When the program ended TopLine employees and members had donated over 603 winter gear drive items and $830 in

GTE FINANCIAL OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 13TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

GTE Financial continues to support education in the Tampa Bay community with its 13th annual student scholarship program. The credit union will grant 26 students $3,000 each to support student members’ education and reward young adults dedicated to academic pursuits and community involvement.

United Federal Credit Union Names New Mortgage Advisor in Rogers

United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Treece to Mortgage Advisor in Rogers. Treece is based at United’s Promenade branch located at 2000 S. Promenade Blvd. in Rogers.

Ewelina Caplap Named Program Manager, Coastal Wealth Management

Ewelina Caplap has been appointed as Program Manager of Coastal Wealth Management, available through CFS*. In her role, Caplap will oversee the management of Coastal’s program, which covers investments, insurance, financial planning, trusts, and estate planning. Caplap brings 20 years of financial services experience to the role, primarily in investments, insurance, and operations. She has

How to Manage Third-Party Risk in 2024: Venminder’s Latest Whitepaper Reveals All

Venminder, CUNA Strategic Services’ preferred solution for managing third-party risk management programs, has released their eighth annual “State of Third-Party Risk Management” whitepaper. The whitepaper provides a deep dive into how organizations are handling third-party risk today, covering key aspects such as current practices, challenges, compliance drivers, and benefits.

UNFCU Foundation Announces 2024 Grants that Invest in Projects Tackling Poverty

UNFCU Foundation announced that this year it is providing $645K to 19 grant partners on three continents. Projects align with UNFCU Foundation’s mission to sustain pathways out of poverty for marginalized women and youth. Catalyzing this work is access to critical health care, livelihood training, and quality education that UNFCU Foundation has prioritized since 2015.

State Department Federal Credit Union Welcomes Nicole Bowen as New Chief Risk Officer

State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Bowen as its new Chief Risk Officer. Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the credit union with an impressive background in risk management, information technology, and extensive experience in the financial industry. Nicole joins SDFCU after serving as

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Launch of First Harvest Investment Solutions* to Provide Access to Enhanced Retirement Planning and Investing Services

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Launch of First Harvest Investment Solutions* to Provide Access to Enhanced Retirement Planning and Investing Services First Harvest Investment Solutions* to provide access to financial planning and brokerage services for membership through LPL Financial Deptford, NJ – February 8, 2023 – First Harvest Credit Union (First Harvest), New Jersey’s second

Participate in CUES Compensation Surveys: Support Industry Growth, Gain Valuable Insights

Credit unions across the United States are encouraged to contribute to CUES Executive Compensation Survey and CUES Employee Salary Survey, which are open for participation through March 31. By adding their data, credit unions help strengthen the industry and illuminate current trends by providing information on staffing, salaries, and benefits.

Personnel Promotions

SESLOC Announces New SVP/Chief Information Officer

San Luis Obispo, California.- SESLOC Credit Union announced today that Shawn Mulqueeney has been selected as the new Senior Vice ...
Strategic Partnerships

PSCU/Co-op Solutions Provides Erie Federal Credit Union with Card Processing Services and Support

PSCU/Co-op Solutions proudly announces its collaboration with Erie Federal Credit Union (Erie FCU) to provide debit and credit card processing ...
Other

GTE Financial To Celebrate First Clearwater Location Grand Opening With Tampa Bay Lightning Giveaways and More

GTE Financial, one of the largest locally owned credit unions in Tampa Bay, is pleased to announce the grand opening ...
Personnel Promotions

OUR Credit Union Selects Andre Vygnanski as Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Royal Oak, MI – February 20, 2024. OUR Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Andre Vygnanski as ...
Making A Difference

Education Foundation for California Schools Announces Grant Recipients for 2023 Applicants

The Education Foundation for California Schools, a non-profit organization created by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Orange County Department ...
Other

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Proposed Spin-off of its Williamsport, Pennsylvania Branch to Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Deptford, NJ & Enola, PA– February 21, 2024 – First Harvest Credit Union (First Harvest), New Jersey’s second largest credit ...
Making A Difference

Local Credit Unions Announce Record-Setting Commitment to Solar Financing

As local leaders in renewable energy financing, Franklin First Federal Credit Union (Franklin First) and UMassFive College Federal Credit Union ...
Technology

ORIGENCE KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING $550+ BILLION MILESTONE IN CREDIT UNION LOANS FUNDED

Origence, the leading lending technology solutions provider for credit unions, celebrates its 30th year of operations in 2024 reaching a ...
Making A Difference

TopLine Financial Credit Union Helps High School Students With Job Readiness

TopLine Financial Credit Union participated in Osseo Senior high School’s mock interview day, a training exercise that stimulates a real-life ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

Baker Market Update – Week in Review: February 16, 2024

Released every Friday, BMU is a brief and informative newsletter that provides financial institutions a review of the week’s economic ...
Making A Difference

OCCU Foundation supports community in wake of ice storm

When a debilitating ice storm rattled OCCU’s community in January 2024, downing power lines, causing property damage and making roads ...
Strategic Partnerships

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Signs Renewal Agreement with Synergent

Synergent® is pleased to announce St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has signed a seven-year renewal agreement with Synergent for hosted ...
Making A Difference

TopLine Financial Credit Union Members And Employees Bring Comfort To Those In Need This Winter

TopLine held their third annual Winter Gear Drive during the month of January benefitting local non-profits, African Education and Health ...
Other

From Basics to Best Practices: CUES School of Business Lending Equips CUs for Success

Credit union leaders looking to unlock the immense growth potential of a business lending program can turn to CUES® School ...
Making A Difference

GTE FINANCIAL OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 13TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

GTE Financial continues to support education in the Tampa Bay community with its 13th annual student scholarship program. The credit ...
Personnel Promotions

United Federal Credit Union Names New Mortgage Advisor in Rogers

United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Treece to Mortgage Advisor in Rogers. Treece ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

PSCU/Co-op Solutions Announces “United in Vision” Theme and Lineup for Member Forum 2024

PSCU/Co-op Solutions has announced the theme and programming for Member Forum 2024, which will be held April 10-12 in San ...
Personnel Promotions

Press Releases – Malisha Yang Attains BSACS Designation from CUNA, Demonstrating Commitment to Excellence in Regulatory Compliance

Corporate Central is proud to announce that Malisha Yang, BSACS, CCUFC, Compliance Analyst, has achieved a significant professional milestone by ...
Strategic Partnerships

CU Alliance Welcomes Mobility Credit Union to Boost Member Benefits with CU Certified™ Vehicle Service Contracts

Houston, TX | February 14, 2024 – CU Alliance® (CUA), a leading Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) based in Houston, ...
Making A Difference

Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger Announces New Fundraising Milestone

At a ceremony hosted by the Maine Credit Union League, Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, announced it raised ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

Baker Market Update – Week in Review: February 09, 2024

Released every Friday, BMU is a brief and informative newsletter that provides financial institutions a review of the week’s economic ...
Strategic Partnerships

Southland Credit Union, Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union Announce Plan to Merge

Southland Credit Union and Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union have announced their intent to merge in 2024.
Operations & HR

LGE Community Credit Union recognized with 2023 Gold Level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation

Cigna Healthcare has selected LGE Community Credit Union as a recipient of their 2023 Gold Level Healthy Workforce Designation for ...
Personnel Promotions

Ewelina Caplap Named Program Manager, Coastal Wealth Management

Ewelina Caplap has been appointed as Program Manager of Coastal Wealth Management, available through CFS*. In her role, Caplap will ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

How to Manage Third-Party Risk in 2024: Venminder’s Latest Whitepaper Reveals All

Venminder, CUNA Strategic Services’ preferred solution for managing third-party risk management programs, has released their eighth annual “State of Third-Party ...
Making A Difference

UNFCU Foundation Announces 2024 Grants that Invest in Projects Tackling Poverty

UNFCU Foundation announced that this year it is providing $645K to 19 grant partners on three continents. Projects align with ...
Personnel Promotions

State Department Federal Credit Union Welcomes Nicole Bowen as New Chief Risk Officer

State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Bowen as its new Chief Risk ...
Investments

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Launch of First Harvest Investment Solutions* to Provide Access to Enhanced Retirement Planning and Investing Services

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Launch of First Harvest Investment Solutions* to Provide Access to Enhanced Retirement Planning and Investing ...
Other

Participate in CUES Compensation Surveys: Support Industry Growth, Gain Valuable Insights

Credit unions across the United States are encouraged to contribute to CUES Executive Compensation Survey and CUES Employee Salary Survey, ...
Other

Alogent’s CEO, Dede Wakefield, Named to the 2024 Georgia Titan 100

Dede Wakefield, Alogent’s CEO, has been named as a Georgia Titan 100 for the second year. The Titan 100 program ...
Personnel Promotions

SESLOC Announces New SVP/Chief Information Officer

San Luis Obispo, California.- SESLOC Credit Union announced today that Shawn Mulqueeney has been selected as the new Senior Vice ...
Strategic Partnerships

PSCU/Co-op Solutions Provides Erie Federal Credit Union with Card Processing Services and Support

PSCU/Co-op Solutions proudly announces its collaboration with Erie Federal Credit Union (Erie FCU) to provide debit and credit card processing ...
Other

GTE Financial To Celebrate First Clearwater Location Grand Opening With Tampa Bay Lightning Giveaways and More

GTE Financial, one of the largest locally owned credit unions in Tampa Bay, is pleased to announce the grand opening ...
Personnel Promotions

OUR Credit Union Selects Andre Vygnanski as Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Royal Oak, MI – February 20, 2024. OUR Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Andre Vygnanski as ...
Making A Difference

Education Foundation for California Schools Announces Grant Recipients for 2023 Applicants

The Education Foundation for California Schools, a non-profit organization created by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Orange County Department ...
Other

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Proposed Spin-off of its Williamsport, Pennsylvania Branch to Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Deptford, NJ & Enola, PA– February 21, 2024 – First Harvest Credit Union (First Harvest), New Jersey’s second largest credit ...
Making A Difference

Local Credit Unions Announce Record-Setting Commitment to Solar Financing

As local leaders in renewable energy financing, Franklin First Federal Credit Union (Franklin First) and UMassFive College Federal Credit Union ...
Technology

ORIGENCE KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATING $550+ BILLION MILESTONE IN CREDIT UNION LOANS FUNDED

Origence, the leading lending technology solutions provider for credit unions, celebrates its 30th year of operations in 2024 reaching a ...
Making A Difference

TopLine Financial Credit Union Helps High School Students With Job Readiness

TopLine Financial Credit Union participated in Osseo Senior high School’s mock interview day, a training exercise that stimulates a real-life ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

Baker Market Update – Week in Review: February 16, 2024

Released every Friday, BMU is a brief and informative newsletter that provides financial institutions a review of the week’s economic ...
Making A Difference

OCCU Foundation supports community in wake of ice storm

When a debilitating ice storm rattled OCCU’s community in January 2024, downing power lines, causing property damage and making roads ...
Strategic Partnerships

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union Signs Renewal Agreement with Synergent

Synergent® is pleased to announce St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has signed a seven-year renewal agreement with Synergent for hosted ...
Making A Difference

TopLine Financial Credit Union Members And Employees Bring Comfort To Those In Need This Winter

TopLine held their third annual Winter Gear Drive during the month of January benefitting local non-profits, African Education and Health ...
Other

From Basics to Best Practices: CUES School of Business Lending Equips CUs for Success

Credit union leaders looking to unlock the immense growth potential of a business lending program can turn to CUES® School ...
Making A Difference

GTE FINANCIAL OPENS SUBMISSIONS FOR 13TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

GTE Financial continues to support education in the Tampa Bay community with its 13th annual student scholarship program. The credit ...
Personnel Promotions

United Federal Credit Union Names New Mortgage Advisor in Rogers

United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Treece to Mortgage Advisor in Rogers. Treece ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

PSCU/Co-op Solutions Announces “United in Vision” Theme and Lineup for Member Forum 2024

PSCU/Co-op Solutions has announced the theme and programming for Member Forum 2024, which will be held April 10-12 in San ...
Personnel Promotions

Press Releases – Malisha Yang Attains BSACS Designation from CUNA, Demonstrating Commitment to Excellence in Regulatory Compliance

Corporate Central is proud to announce that Malisha Yang, BSACS, CCUFC, Compliance Analyst, has achieved a significant professional milestone by ...
Strategic Partnerships

CU Alliance Welcomes Mobility Credit Union to Boost Member Benefits with CU Certified™ Vehicle Service Contracts

Houston, TX | February 14, 2024 – CU Alliance® (CUA), a leading Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) based in Houston, ...
Making A Difference

Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger Announces New Fundraising Milestone

At a ceremony hosted by the Maine Credit Union League, Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, announced it raised ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

Baker Market Update – Week in Review: February 09, 2024

Released every Friday, BMU is a brief and informative newsletter that provides financial institutions a review of the week’s economic ...
Strategic Partnerships

Southland Credit Union, Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union Announce Plan to Merge

Southland Credit Union and Allied Healthcare Federal Credit Union have announced their intent to merge in 2024.
Operations & HR

LGE Community Credit Union recognized with 2023 Gold Level Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation

Cigna Healthcare has selected LGE Community Credit Union as a recipient of their 2023 Gold Level Healthy Workforce Designation for ...
Personnel Promotions

Ewelina Caplap Named Program Manager, Coastal Wealth Management

Ewelina Caplap has been appointed as Program Manager of Coastal Wealth Management, available through CFS*. In her role, Caplap will ...
Industry Analysis & Trends

How to Manage Third-Party Risk in 2024: Venminder’s Latest Whitepaper Reveals All

Venminder, CUNA Strategic Services’ preferred solution for managing third-party risk management programs, has released their eighth annual “State of Third-Party ...
Making A Difference

UNFCU Foundation Announces 2024 Grants that Invest in Projects Tackling Poverty

UNFCU Foundation announced that this year it is providing $645K to 19 grant partners on three continents. Projects align with ...
Personnel Promotions

State Department Federal Credit Union Welcomes Nicole Bowen as New Chief Risk Officer

State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Bowen as its new Chief Risk ...
Investments

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Launch of First Harvest Investment Solutions* to Provide Access to Enhanced Retirement Planning and Investing Services

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Launch of First Harvest Investment Solutions* to Provide Access to Enhanced Retirement Planning and Investing ...
Other

Participate in CUES Compensation Surveys: Support Industry Growth, Gain Valuable Insights

Credit unions across the United States are encouraged to contribute to CUES Executive Compensation Survey and CUES Employee Salary Survey, ...
Other

Alogent’s CEO, Dede Wakefield, Named to the 2024 Georgia Titan 100

Dede Wakefield, Alogent’s CEO, has been named as a Georgia Titan 100 for the second year. The Titan 100 program ...

SESLOC Announces New SVP/Chief Information Officer

San Luis Obispo, California.- SESLOC Credit Union announced today that Shawn Mulqueeney has been selected as the new Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer. With 25 ...

PSCU/Co-op Solutions Provides Erie Federal Credit Union with Card Processing Services and Support

PSCU/Co-op Solutions proudly announces its collaboration with Erie Federal Credit Union (Erie FCU) to provide debit and credit card processing services and support.

GTE Financial To Celebrate First Clearwater Location Grand Opening With Tampa Bay Lightning Giveaways and More

GTE Financial, one of the largest locally owned credit unions in Tampa Bay, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its first-ever Community Financial ...

OUR Credit Union Selects Andre Vygnanski as Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Royal Oak, MI – February 20, 2024. OUR Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Andre Vygnanski as its new Chief Experience Officer ...

Education Foundation for California Schools Announces Grant Recipients for 2023 Applicants

The Education Foundation for California Schools, a non-profit organization created by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Orange County Department of Education, today announced that ...

First Harvest Credit Union Announces Proposed Spin-off of its Williamsport, Pennsylvania Branch to Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Deptford, NJ & Enola, PA– February 21, 2024 – First Harvest Credit Union (First Harvest), New Jersey’s second largest credit union by membership, has announced ...
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