CU Solutions Group and state credit union leagues form national CUSO to acquire credit union sector rights of the AffirmX Compliance Solutions Suite

Livonia, Mich. — April 18, 2019 — The Mountain West Credit Union Association (Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming), Maryland & DC Credit Union Association, Indiana Credit Union League, Credit Union League of Connecticut, Cornerstone Credit Union League’s league service corporation, CU Resources (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas) and CU Solutions Group (CUSG) — a national credit union service organization (CUSO) majority owned by the Michigan Credit Union League — announce the joint acquisition of credit union sector rights of AffirmX’s patented risk management and compliance technology. Focused on strengthening and expanding compliance solutions for credit unions nationwide, the group has formed the multi-league investment entity, AffirmXCU, LLC.

As part of the agreement, the Maryland-based AffirmX will continue to provide servicing on all products and will retain a minority share of the newly formed CUSO. CUSG, in conjunction with state credit union associations, will expand and enhance the delivery of the jointly owned compliance offerings. CUSG will also leverage its existing product suite and client base to manage contracts, marketing and sales.

AffirmX currently serves more than 120 credit unions nationwide with bundled and unbundled compliance risk-assessment tools and services, including:

  • Enterprise risk management assessment
  • Regulatory compliance monitoring
  • The AffirmX Four Report Package
  • IT risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Loan review services
  • Fair Lending risk assessment
  • Internal audit outsourcing
  • Vendor management
  • Cybersecurity risk assessment
  • ADA compliance servicing

 

“We are all excited to join with trusted colleagues to invest in, and distribute, affordable and high-quality compliance solutions that will benefit credit unions nationwide,” Scott Earl, CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association, said.

As part of the transaction, the new CUSO will have exclusive license to the patent, code, contracts and intellectual property for all AffirmX solutions in the credit union sector. The CUSO will contract with AffirmX to service current and future contracts, and to partner in future product development enhancements.

“Providing credit unions with regulatory compliance tools and consulting has long been a core purpose of state leagues and associations,” Dave Adams, president/CEO of CU Solutions Group and president/CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League, said. “Many state leagues — including Michigan — already market the League InfoSight-owned ComplySight product which is used by more than 230 credit unions,” Adams added. “The AffirmX suite provides a complement to ComplySight, and in Michigan — and I believe soon in other states — ComplySight and AffirmX will be marketed side-by-side to give credit unions a full suite of compliance resource options.”

Several state credit union leagues and associations already distribute and support AffirmX solutions, including the Mountain West, Maryland and D.C., New York, Connecticut, Dakotas, New Jersey, Indiana and Michigan associations. This joint acquisition will seek to expand that network of partner leagues to market and support the AffirmX suite, while also enabling shared ownership of products and services.

“We are excited to officially become a part of the national family of credit unions and their leagues,” Ken Wolff, AffirmX CEO, said. “We believe our collective energies will provide outstanding value to the credit union community and we look forward to continuing our servicing efforts and product development and enhancement efforts for years to come.”

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About CU Solutions Group

CU Solutions Group is an award-winning credit union service organization that offers products and services in the areas of technology, marketing, HR performance and strategic advisory, which include web services, mobile app solutions, digital advertising, Save To Win, Love My Credit Union Rewards, Performance Pro and Compease. The company has more than 100 investors comprised of credit unions, credit union leagues and credit union system organizations. Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., the organization has strategic partnerships with Sprint, Intuit TurboTax®, GSTV and CU Vendor Management. For more information, visit CUSolutionsGroup.com.

About AffirmX

AffirmX is an industry-leading risk management and compliance services provider presenting clients with the prioritized, relevant and timely information they need to lower the cost of proactive risk management. They provide compliance tools for credit unions and banks that reduce the costs, workloads and anxieties associated with regulatory compliance. With more than 120 credit union clients and scores of association partnerships, AffirmX is a leader in the field of compliance management solutions. For more information, visit AffirmX.com.

Contact: Daniel Curren, Director of Integrated Marketing, CU Solutions Group

734-793-3469, Daniel.Curren@CUSolutionsGroup.com

 

Mountain West Credit Union Association Announces Support of STATES Act

Bill provides states’ rights and public safety protections

DENVER, Co. (April 12, 2019) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) today sent a letter to Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (R-OH) supporting their bill, the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act. This legislation provides important states’ rights and public safety protections for our credit unions and their members.

MWCUA President CEO Scott Earl noted the numerous challenges Colorado has faced providing financial services to these businesses in the five years that recreational marijuana has been legal.

“As financial services providers serving over 3 million members in the states we represent, credit unions play a central role in our communities by fulfilling banking needs that may not be otherwise available,” said Earl.

“We cannot serve an industry that generates several billion dollars in sales and tax revenues-the recreational cannabis industry- without substantial risk due to ongoing uncertainty over federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act. This has become not only a states’ rights issue, but an important public safety issue,” Earl added.

Without access to standard banking services, some of these companies have had to come up with alternative solutions and many are unable to undertake the most basic functions of successful businesses, such as paying vendors, employees and taxes, but instead have large amounts of money unsecured, unaccountable and at risk for abuse.

“The STATES Act would provide the certainty we need as financial services providers to service this growing industry and protect our members and the taxpayers of our states. This is a matter independent of the question of legalization of cannabis and is about ensuring the rights of states to fully implement the will of their voters,” noted Earl.

The MWCUA thanked the Senators and Representatives for their leadership in drafting the legislation and urged Congress to take swift action to address this matter and pass the STATES Act without delay.

About the Mountain West Credit Union Association

The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 123 member credit unions, 3.3 million credit union members and $41 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua or on Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua. To learn more about credit unions visit AsmarterChoice.org.

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Canvas Helps Youth Get Real About Money

Local credit union hosts financial reality fair at Shiloh House.

LONE TREE, CO (April 8, 2019) –Canvas Credit Union recently hosted a financial reality fair for the youth of Shiloh House in Centennial, CO. The interactive event brought student financial literacy to life with fun and innovation.

“A reality fair is a unique opportunity for students to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own,” said Malcolm Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Community Involvement at Canvas Credit Union.

During the fair, each student received a folder detailing their personal information; specifically, their career choice and monthly gross income. They then calculated their net pay, created a monthly spending plan and progressed through multiple stations where they were required to make choices, like buying a house or paying rent, and purchasing a car (with insurance) vs. taking public transportation. Students also paid a visit to the “Fickle Finger of Fate,” where they were faced with either, the burden of an unexpected expense, or the benefit of a financial windfall.

Afterwards, students met with Canvas Credit Union consultants to review their financial choices and to talk about some of the harsh realities of surviving and thriving in the real world. Students who exceeded their budgets were asked to revisit the experience stations and to make adjustments to their monthly expenses.

“The goal was for each student to be “under-budget” after calculating income and expenses,” said Johnson. “At the end of the day, students learned about what it takes to make ends meet from month-to-month, and to have a better appreciation for the importance of budgeting and planning. Unlike a class, this experiential session helped students experience the difference wise financial choices can make.”

Canvas Credit Union makes use of the Mad City MoneyTM Kit, created by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), to provide this reality fair experience at no charge. This event is a true money management experience and can be tailored for students of all ages, from children to young adults. If you would like to learn more about Canvas Credit Union, or hosting your own financial reality fair, please contact Malcolm Johnson, Director of Public Relations and Community Involvement, at malcolmj@canvas.org or 303-639-2560.

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About Canvas Credit Union (http://canvas.org)
Canvas Credit Union (Formerly Public Service Credit Union) is a safe and insured financial institution with more than $2.4 billion in assets and 243,000 members. Canvas provides a full array of financial products and services, including savings, checking, loans, mortgages, and online and mobile options. Serving Colorado communities for more than 80 years, Canvas currently has 26 branches.

About CUNA (http://cuna.org)
Credit Union National Association is the most influential financial services trade association and the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org.

Contact Information
Media Contact: Tansley Stearns, Chief People & Strategy Officer
Company Name: Canvas Credit Union
Email Address: tansleys@canvas.org

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Canyon State Credit Union and Deer Valley Credit Union Announce Their Intent to Merge

(Phoenix, AZ) — Canyon State Credit Union and Deer Valley Credit Union have announced their intent to merge in 2019. This collaborative merger will be a joining of equal credit unions and not a buyout or acquisition of one credit union over the other.

This mutually beneficial merger would combine two cooperative financial institutions that share the same focus on community-based banking and similar core values. With votes in favor of the merger from their respective memberships, and regulatory approval, the credit unions would join their product lines, areas of service, and branch networks to provide greater selections and conveniences than previously offered as two separate entities.

“Our goal is to bring both memberships increased benefits with expanded services, products and locations,” said Deer Valley Credit Union CEO, Robb Scott. “We’ll also be able to offer more opportunities for our employees and continue to provide exceptional member service that members rely on from people they know and trust.”

Scott added that no employees would be laid off as a result of the merger and all branch locations from both credit unions would remain open, for a total of ten branches.

“Our industry is in a constant state of flux and with an increase in FinTech competition we recognize we’re better positioned to serve our members by combining resources,” said Canyon State CEO, Jane Dobbs. “This strategic partnership aligns our organizations for continued success and greater, more meaningful impact in the communities we serve.”

Canyon State and Deer Valley leadership teams are very optimistic about the merger of these two financially strong credit unions. The combined staff resources and what will be over $440 million in combined total assets will help ensure a prosperous future for both memberships.

Canyon State CU, formed in 1951, has 18,200 members and 61 employees with 4 full-service branch locations and 2 satellite locations. They serve 108 zip codes in Phoenix, Tucson, and Payson areas.

Deer Valley CU, formed in 1971, has 18,500 members and 77 employees with 4 branch locations. They serve 107 zip codes in the Phoenix and Prescott areas.

Members of both credit unions are encouraged to stay up-to-date on the merger at canyonstatecu.org and deervalleycu.org.

About Canyon State Credit Union: Canyon State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and has been serving the people of Arizona for more than 67 years with branch locations in Deer Valley, Goodyear and Phoenix, as well as Payson, AZ.   Canyon State is open for membership from anyone who lives, works, or worships in several zip codes within Arizona, as well as anyone who works for the credit union’s designated Select Employee Groups (SEGs).

About Deer Valley Credit Union: Deer Valley Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that has provided financial solutions for members throughout Arizona and beyond for over 45 years. Our success is built by the support of our member-owners, the openness of our field of membership, the desire to provide world-class products, services and technology as well as our financial strength. DVCU is community-based and locally focused, with four locations within the north and northwest Phoenix area that serves the Valley of the Sun as well as the Verde Valley. Find more information about what makes DVCU different at deervalleycu.org.

Contact:         

Lenore Froehlich

LFroehlich@canyonstatecu.org

602.509.7115

Jennifer Wade

jenn.wade@dvcu.org

602.375.7312

 

 

House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act

Legislation helps align state and federal laws on the issue of cannabis banking and reduces public safety risk for communities

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to pass H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. Authored by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) and Denny Heck (D-WA-10) and cosponsored by Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH-08) and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15). The bill allows marijuana-related businesses in states with existing regulatory structures to access the banking system.

Today, voters in 47 states plus the District of Columbia – 97.7 percent of the population – have legalized some form of adult recreational and medical marijuana, including cannabidiol. Today’s vote marks a significant milestone considering Congress has failed to act on this issue since similar legislation was first introduced in 2013.

Cannabis is currently considered illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act therefore financial institutions providing banking services to legitimate and licensed marijuana businesses are subject to criminal prosecution. Since state and federal law are not aligned on the issue, legal and legitimate businesses are forced to operate on a cash-only basis creating a serious public safety risk for employees, businesses and communities, as well as providing an opportunity for tax evasion, money laundering and other white-collar crimes. The SAFE Banking Act is seen as the first of many cannabis reform measures.

With 152 cosponsors at the time of the committee vote – over a third of the entire House – the bill will next move to the floor of the House. A Senate companion bill is also expected to be introduced in the coming weeks. The bill’s sponsors applauded the committee vote and reiterated the need to continue to advance the legislation.

“The SAFE Banking Act is about public safety, accountability and respecting states’ rights. Our federal banking laws were designed to prevent illicit activity and help law enforcement do their jobs. These laws need to be applied to legitimate marijuana businesses and employees in order to improve transparency and accountability and help root out illegal transactions. Most importantly, the SAFE Banking Act will get cash off our streets, reducing the risk of violent crime and making our communities safer,” said Perlmutter. “While Congress has stuck its head in the sand for many years, this Committee has shown leadership on this issue and I want to thank my cosponsors and members of the Committee for their support.”

“With this vote, the Financial Services Committee took a stand for public safety and transparency. The SAFE Banking Act will enhance public safety by giving those operating legitimate marijuana establishments access to banking services available to other industries,” said Heck. “These businesses will no longer need to deal exclusively in cash. The SAFE Banking Act will help ensure the fair treatment of those who work for or do business with a legitimate marijuana business. Finally, the SAFE Banking Act will make the marijuana industry more transparent and accountable by ensuring compliance with current regulations and norms.”

Today’s markup allowed for input from both sides of the aisle that ultimately made the SAFE Banking Act a stronger bill, including my amendment to give safe harbor to insurers, and I look forward to working with Representative Perlmutter to continue improving it as it moves through the legislative process,” Stivers said. “This isn’t a bill about condoning marijuana use, it’s about ensuring businesses are not forced to operate in cash and open themselves up to risk, and I believe the improvements made today reflect that goal.  Again, I want to thank Mr. Perlmutter, as well as Mr. Heck and Mr. Davidson for their leadership on this issue.”

 

“Government regulators have deemed cannabis business owners to have certain reputational risks. From a civil liberties standpoint, we need to move away from this. Allowing these businesses access to the safety of our American financial institutions minimizes risk for owners and enhances our national security. I thank my colleagues for their work on this critical legislation,” said Davidson.

A draft version of the SAFE Banking Act was discussed during the first-ever congressional hearing about cannabis banking on February 13, 2019. Compared to previous iterations of the bill, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019 adds protection for ancillary businesses like real estate owners, accountants, and other vendors from money laundering and other laws as well as adjusts the tribal language and the definition of “cannabis-related legitimate business.” The final version of H.R. 1595 voted on in Committee also includes two provisions aimed at expanding access to financial services for minority-owned and women-owned cannabis-related businesses.
H.R. 1595 has the support of the American Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Independent Community Bankers of America, the Electronic Transactions Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America, The Real Estate Roundtable, and various U.S. trade associations such as American Land Title and American Property Casualty Insurance Association, among others.

 

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Ashley Verville

Director of Communications & Outreach

Office of Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)

12600 West Colfax Ave Suite B-400 | Lakewood, CO 80215

P: (303) 274-7944 | C: (303) 919-6050

 

Hughes Wins Credit Union National Association’s Diamond Awards for 10th Year in a Row

TUCSON, AZ– March 27, 2019 – Hughes Federal Credit Union received three Diamond Awards from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing & Business Development Council, a national network of more than 1,200 credit union professionals from around the country.

The Diamond Awards are CUNA’s top honors, recognizing outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented to Hughes on March 22 at the Council’s 26th annual conference held in Las Vegas, NV.

Hughes was recognized in three categories: One-time Event; Brand Awareness; and Point of Sale Display & Retail Merchandising. The winning entries include the Hughes Shred-A-Thon event, the Mobile Moments campaign and the hi-tech retail features at Hughes’ Vail branch located in the Houghton Town Center.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized on a national scale for our marketing efforts for 10 consecutive years,” said Kellie Terhune Neely, Vice President of Marketing at Hughes. “Our continued success relies on the talent of our retail banking team and the excellent service they provide to our members.”

The Hughes Shred-A-Thon aimed at helping prevent identity theft by shredding over 20,000 pounds of sensitive documents, saving the community over $20,000 in shredding costs.

The Mobile Moments campaign focused on informing members of the time-saving advantages of mobile banking, using email and social media marketing to encourage mobile app downloads. Over 135,000 people were reached and mobile app registrations increased by 65 percent.

Equipped with a 70’ x 12’ projection wall, a tech table with iPads for printing or emailing brochures on demand, iPads loaded with fun games for kids, and charging stations with power and USB ports, the Vail branch’s fresh approach to banking resulted in a Point of Sale Display & Retail Merchandising award.

Hughes received recognition for credit unions in the $1 billion asset category or larger. For more information on the Diamond Awards visit CUNACouncils.org/Awards.

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council

The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council is a member-led community of marketing and business development professionals dedicated to providing relevant resources and tools essential for success to its members. The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council is one of six CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,900 credit union professionals in total. For more information, visit CUNACouncils.org.

Hughes Federal Credit Union 

Established 67 years ago, Hughes Federal Credit Union is a locally-owned and member-owned financial cooperative with more than 128,000 members and over $1.2 billion dollars in assets. The Credit Union was named #1 in the Forbes’ inaugural Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions list in Arizona. It is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974. This Credit Union is federally-insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

For more information about Hughes Federal Credit Union, please visit HughesFCU.org, or follow Hughes at Facebook.com/HughesFCUand Twitter.com/HughesFCU.

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Contact:

Kellie Terhune Neely

VP Marketing

520-205-5670

KTerhune@HughesFCU.org

 

Aventa Credit Union Announces New Executive Assistant to President/CEO

Lesa Fisher, Executive Assistant

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 22, 2019) – Aventa Credit Union is pleased to announce the addition of Lesa Fisher as Executive Assistant to the President/CEO.

Fisher has over 16 years’ experience and most recently worked as the Executive Assistant at LogicData in Aurora, Colorado.  She has also held positions at the State of Colorado Office of the State Auditor in Denver, Colorado and at Arapahoe County, Littleton, Colorado.

Originally from Mississippi, Fisher is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

As Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, Fisher is responsible for a wide range of administrative duties in support of the President/CEO. She is also responsible for preparing and producing varied correspondence, manuals, technical and statistical reports, presentations, and assisting with special projects.

 

About Aventa

Aventa Credit Union was founded in 1957 by the Colorado Springs Utilities Department. Today, Aventa has grown to more than 26,000 members and $196 million in assets. Aventa not only makes a difference in our communities by providing practical solutions, but is committed to providing financial literacy education to ensure members have a solid foundation for financial success.  Membership to Aventa is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Alamosa, Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Pueblo, Saguache and Teller Counties.

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For More Information

Karin Kovalovsky

VP Corporate Communications & Marketing

719.482.7722

Premier Members credit union Scholarship now open

Premier Members Credit Union to reward $47,500 in youth scholarships in 2019

Boulder, Colo. (February 12, 2019) Premier Members Credit Union (PMCU) intends to make paying for college a little easier for high school seniors seeking higher education. This year, PMCU’s Premier Scholarship has reached $47,500.

Now thru May 10, Colorado students can apply online at pmcu.org to receive one of two $5,000 scholarships that can be applied towards a traditional four-year university, two-year college or trade school. Students may also apply for the Premier Scholarship from one of PMCU’s partner agencies. These agencies include: Realities for Children of Boulder County, Impact on Education, Westminster Public Schools Foundation, Hide in Plain Sight and The Hope House.

“We are proud to offer our annual Premier Scholarship to students seeking higher education,” said Andrea Balazs, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator. “Our hope is to provide traditional and non-traditional students with the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

Since 2012, PMCU has rewarded more than $140,000 in scholarships, and provided four four-year scholarships to serve underprivileged youth. The scholarship has grown from $4,000 in 2012 to $47,500 in 2019.

About Premier Members: Premier Members Credit Union (PMCU) is a not-for-profit financial institution dedicated to providing financial solutions to individuals and businesses in Boulder, Colo., and the Denver Metro area. With more than 72,000 members, $1.1 billion in assets, 12 retail branch locations and four locations in area high schools, PMCU is a leader in the credit union industry. In addition to being at the forefront of the industry in sustainable business practices, PMCU takes pride in giving back to the communities they serve, supporting a wide variety of activities and fundraising events for charitable organizations like United Way, Realities for Children of Boulder County, Impact on Education and many more. To learn more, visit pmcu.org.

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Media Contact:

Andrea Balazs

303-657-7304

abalazs@pmcu.org

 

 

UniWyo FCU announces branch in Cheyenne

UniWyo Federal Credit Union, a fixture in financial services in Laramie for over 65 years, has announced the purchase of a property located at 5249 Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This will be the first UniWyo branch outside of Laramie, Wyoming, and the third branch for the credit union. This UniWyo branch in Cheyenne is set to open Fall of 2019.

UniWyo President and CEO, Dave Krause, explained that the idea of expanding to Cheyenne has been a part of their strategic plan for years. “We are all very excited about our expansion into Cheyenne. This new branch will provide additional convenience to our 3,000+ existing members in the area and help us grow our membership. We receive many requests from members asking when we’ll have a branch in Cheyenne, we can finally tell them it will be this Fall.” In the last 10 years UniWyo has grown from $155,000,000 to over $330,000,000 in assets and currently has over 60 employees. UniWyo will begin advertising for Cheyenne branch staff beginning in April.

UniWyo Vice President of Operations, Tara Springsteen, noted, “This new full-service branch will provide the community with a wide arrangement of products and services that are tailored to each person’s unique needs and goals. This branch will have lobby and drive-up hours Monday through Saturday, a 24-hour drive-up ATM, and a night depository.”

“We are thrilled to be entering a new market and to be able to bring our hometown values to Cheyenne,” says Mindy Uitterdyk, Vice President of Marketing. “We are a community minded credit union who strives to make a positive impact on the lives of the members we serve, while having fun along the way. We hope to see the Cheyenne community in our new branch when we open later this year.” Membership at UniWyo has grown from 13,500 to over 29,000 in the last 10 years.

UniWyo was originally chartered as a credit union in December 1953, when nine University of Wyoming employees opened their accounts with $5 each. UniWyo Federal Credit Union is a member of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) with accounts federally insured to at least $250,000.

Media contact:

Mindy Uitterdyk, Vice President Marketing

(307) 721-5632

  1. Mindy.Uitterdyk@uniwyo.com

 

Blue FCU’s Teubner named to CUNA Board

The following individuals have been elected for a three-year term:

  • District 2, Class A: Joe Thomas, president/CEO, Fairfax County FCU, Fairfax, Va. This position represents credit unions having less than 38,000 natural person members in the following states: Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia; and
  • Class D: Troy Stang, president/CEO, Northwest Credit Union Association and Caroline Willard, President/CEO, Cornerstone Credit Union League. Class D represents League Presidents and are elected at-large nationally.

The above directors will join five additional Directors who were elected by acclamation in mid-December:

  • District 3, Class B: Brad Green, president/CEO, Listerhill CU Muscle Shoals, Ala., representing credit unions with at least 38,000 but not more than 141,000 members in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee;
  • District 5, Class B: Stephanie Teubner, CEO, Blue FCU, Cheyenne, Wyo., representing credit unions with at least 38,000 but not more than 141,000 members in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming;
  • District 6, Class A: Debie Keesee, president/CEO, Spokane Media FCU, Spokane, Wash., representing credit unions having less than 38,000 natural person members in the following states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll; and
  • Class C: John Sackett, director, Royal CU, Eau Claire, Wis. and Scott Woods, president/CEO, South Carolina FCU, North Charleston, S.C., representing credit unions having more than 141,000 natural-person members. Class C Directors are elected at-large nationally.