Sioux Falls FCU Welcomes Ron Van Zanten – EVP Quality & Innovation
Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union is pleased to welcome Ron Van Zanten as Executive Vice President - Quality & Innovation. Ron joins Sioux Falls FCU with over 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. Van Zanten is responsible for assisting the credit union President/CEO in the overall management of the credit union. As a member of the executive management team, Mr. Van Zanten is responsible for ensuring financial stability, maximizing operating performance, and member satisfaction commensurate with the best interest of the members, the employees and the credit union. This EVP role will oversee various departments including Finance, Systems & Data Administration, and Risk.
Mr. Van Zanten is an accomplished technology professional with extensive knowledge in information and data systems as well as business intelligence. He has proven experience integrating technology and business solutions for mid-sized and large enterprise corporations. He is an expert in maximizing technology for business application by aligning networking, data management, and agile development to the larger strategies, goals, and objectives of a business. He has been twice interviewed by Steve Forbes as an expert in the area of technology driven business and performance. He has also served as an advisor to Gartner and Microsoft’s Business Platform of Technology. His industry insights have been highlighted in additional interviews with Forbes Magazine, Computerworld, ITPro Today, and US Banker. Ron is the author of Drive Business Performance: Enabling a Culture of Intelligent Execution.
Capital Credit Union Promotes Falter
Kari Falter was recently promoted to branch manager at Capital Credit Union’s Mandan Branch. In this role, Falter 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. Originally from Mandan, Falter earned an associate degree from Bismarck State College in 2016. She has been with Capital Credit Union since July 2016, most recently as a financial services representative at the Mandan Branch
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 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
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!
Exactly one week from today, credit unions across the country are going to unite to make a splash with the “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. There’s still time to participate in this effort to bring credit unions to the forefront across all social media channels! Everything you need is just a few clicks away on the resource hub. Let’s do this!
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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