Purchase a Shirt – Share the #CUDifference!
Katie Bredvik, President/CEO of Coteau Valley Federal Credit Union (Sisseton, SD) is now in her third year of CUNA Management School (CMS). As part of a fundraiser for future scholarships, the CMS Class of 202ONE has started a website for credit union supporters to purchase some very nice CU swag! “These scholarships help many credit union professionals at small credit unions, like me, afford the cost of attending CUNA Management School. I personally have had a full scholarship each year because of fundraisers just like this one,” says Bredvik.
The site will be open for orders now through July 26, 2021 and anyone can purchase merchandise through it.
Prices range from just $24.99 to $37.99 and all options include the great “CUDifference” message. If you would like to support this great cause, visit CMS Class of 202One | Official Merchandise | Bonfire
Capital Credit Union Promotes Kaigler
William Kaigler was recently promoted to assistant branch manager at Capital Credit Union’s Northwest Branch in Bismarck. In this role, Kaigler will oversee branch financial and member services staff and be responsible for consumer lending including auto, recreational vehicle and home equity loans, delivery of deposit products such as money market accounts and certificates of deposit, and actively soliciting, promoting, and servicing credit union products and services. Kaigler has been with Capital Credit Union for nearly five years, most recently as a financial services representative at the Northwest Branch.
Andersen Earns Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist Designation
Amber Andersen, Compliance Analyst at Town & Country Credit Union, earned her Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) designation early this month. The designation signifies commitment to identifying the latest forms of illicit financial activities and understanding evolving Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Laws. In order to receive the designation, Andersen was required to complete the Credit Union National Association BSA/AML eSchool program and pass an exam. Andersen earned her degree in Business Administration from Minnesota School of Business – Moorhead. Andersen has held multiple positions at the credit union, including Internal Auditor and Assistant Branch Manager. In addition to eight years of customer service experience, she carries over three years of compliance-related experience in the finance industry.
VP of Business Banking Opportunity
American Eagle Financial Federal Credit Union, located in East Hartford, Connecticut, and exceeding $2.3 billion in assets, is seeking a commercial banking executive to serve as their Vice President of Business Banking. Reporting to the Chief Lending Officer, this individual will be charged with building a robust commercial banking operation consisting of both lending and deposit products. Responsibilities will include structuring the department, hiring staff, implementing technology, and outlining guidelines and procedures. The successful candidate will have extensive leadership skills, a proven ability to develop strategic direction and strong execution skills. Additionally, this individual will be very knowledgeable in both commercial loan and deposit products, commercial credit, cash management, and commercial lending software. Five plus years of experience managing commercial banking teams and operations is required. Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Please include reference number 1284 when applying. Questions? Contact Chris Thomas, Executive Search Relationship Specialist, at 469-385-6623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Consumer Lending Opportunity
Texans Credit Union, located in Richardson, Texas, and exceeding $2 billion in assets, is seeking a proven lending executive to serve as their Vice President of Consumer Lending. Reporting directly to the Chief Experience Officer, this individual will oversee both direct and indirect lending. Responsibilities will include evaluating underwriting criteria and policy, utilizing technology to enhance loan operations, and ensuring overall healthy portfolio growth. This individual will also be instrumental in assisting in developing an evolving culture within the department and expanding the risk tolerance within the portfolio, while maintaining quality through calculated analysis. The ideal candidate will have five plus years of experience leading consumer lending operations and will have demonstrated a proven ability to grow consumer loan operations. Extensive indirect lending experience is required. Questions? Contact Chris Thomas, Executive Search Relationship Specialist, at 469-385-6623 or email email@example.com.
Join Us FORE Fun!
Dakota Credit Union Foundation is gearing up for their 5th Annual Dakota Credit Union Foundation Golf Scramble, which will be held on Thursday, August 26, at the Apple Creek Country Club in Bismarck, ND. Please consider sending a team to our golf tournament or purchasing a sponsorship this year – a team of four is $500; individual golfers are $135. Price includes green fees and golf cart, lunch, and dinner after the event. Register here and contact Kayla Pulvermacher with any questions. The deadline to register is Friday, August 13.
Make an Impact - Join the Social Media Blitz!
Credit Unions across the country are going to unite to make a splash on July 30 with an “I Love My Credit Union” social media blitz! This is the brainchild of our friends at the Illinois Credit Union League, who wanted to do something to inspire nationwide involvement of leagues, credit unions, and members, and connect those conversations with a common hashtag. (Shhhh – we are not supposed to use the hashtag until July 30!) This is simple to do! Everything you need to participate is just a few clicks away on the resource hub. Here, you can sign up to participate and access everything you’ll need to plan and engage members in this exciting, nationwide collaboration. You’re welcome to personalize the materials with your own branding, design your own content, and add those unique touches that will speak to your membership.
Red River Chapter Hosting Red Hawks Event
The Red River Chapter of Credit Unions is hosting an evening at the Red Hawks on Tuesday, July 27th @ 7:02 p.m. Gather at the 3rd Base Line Party Deck for an all you can eat buffet featuring hot dogs, brats and pulled pork sandwiches along with potato salad, potato chips and pop and water. Beer will be available for $2.00 on the party deck throughout the game, and Dot’s pretzels will be available to snack on following the buffet for the remainder of the evening. All credit union staff and family are welcome, tickets are $12.50 each. RSVP to Korianne Mortenson.
Mark Your Calendars for October 21
International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) is Thursday, October 21. Each year, we come together to celebrate ICU Day to raise awareness about what it means for members around the world to have a credit union as their financial partner. This year's ICU Day theme, “Building financial health for a brighter tomorrow,” reflects the way credit unions contribute to a brighter future by working to improve members' financial well-being. It is at the heart of the mission and structure of credit unions. International Credit Union Day is brought to you by Credit Union National Association and World Council of Credit Unions. Click here to be notified as soon as more ICU Day information and collateral is available.
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