New leaders join Los Angeles Police FCU, Tinker FCU, Achieva CU and Think|Stack.
The $1.4 billion, Van Nuys, California-based Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union hired Julie Kim as CFO with effect from 17 April 2023. In his new role, Kim is responsible for finance and administration of the credit union. She brings more than 25 years of experience in financial institutions, having most recently served as CFO of the $9.6 billion Valencia, California-based Logix Federal Credit Union. Kim, who is a certified public accountant, also has extensive experience in planning and carrying out audits of large financial institutions.
The $3.7 billion, Spokane Valley, Wash.-based Numerica Credit Union promoted Gregory Hansen to credit manager. In his new role, Hansen will oversee the credit union’s lending, credit and collection functions. He has more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry and has been with Numerica since 2010, most recently as EVP of Credit Administration. Hansen is a certified CEO through CUES
LaShanta Greendirector of marketing and community relations for the $2.1 billion, Midland, Mich.-based Dow Credit Union, was recognized as an emerging marketing professional with a Rising Star award from CUNA. In his current role, Green oversees Dow’s marketing department and leads strategic initiatives and community engagement and outreach efforts. She also creates marketing plans to increase membership and meet the credit union’s strategic goals and objectives. Green joined Dow in June 2021 and brings 15 years of experience leading and implementing strategic plans, projects, programming and community outreach initiatives. She also helped found a relief and assistance organization, Resident Responders, in 2017 to help mitigate the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston residents. Green is a 2022 graduate of Leadership Midland, serves on the Midlands Communities of Excellence advisory board and is a member of the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Executive Committee.
Rick Silverspresident/CEO of the $2 billion, Columbus, Ind.-based Centra Credit Union, was appointed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to the Indiana Board for Depositories for a four-year term beginning in April 2023. The Board for Depositories administers Indiana’s Public Deposit Insurance Fund (PDIF), which was created in 1937 to insure the public funds in the state Indiana and its political subdivisions (counties, cities, towns, schools, etc.), to the extent not covered by federal or private deposit insurance. A credit union representative has been among its appointed board members since 2016 after the Indiana Credit Union League worked with state officials to establish the position. Silvers has more than 30 years of experience in the financial institutions industry and has been President/CEO of Centra since 2016. He currently serves on the Indiana Credit Union League’s Governmental Affairs Committee, the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and the United Way of Bartholomew County Board of Directors, and is a past member of the CUNA Payments Committee, the Southeast Indiana Red Cross Board, and the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center.
Kelly Ellsworth Etchisonchief marketing officer and chief diversity officer for LAFCU ($999 million, Lansing, Mich.) was selected as a 2023 Notable Leader in Marketing by Crain’s Detroit Business. The award recognizes outstanding individuals in Michigan who serve in a high-level role, make an impact through their role and continue to have the power to effect change, are role models or mentors to colleagues, demonstrate diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the workplace and are active members and/or leaders in professional or civil society organisations. Ellsworth Etchison leads LAFCU’s strategic marketing, community and public relations efforts and leads a marketing team of five professionals, as well as advises the Executive Director and Board of Directors on key marketing strategies and initiatives. She also serves as LAFCU’s first chief diversity officer and over the past 18 months has expanded and communicated the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion to the LAFCU team. Ellsworth Etchison has previously been recognized for volunteer work and leadership by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (Community Service Award), the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing (C. Colton Carr Exemplary Volunteer of the Year Service Award), the Rotary Club of Lansing (Paul Harris Fellow Award ) ), NAACP (Community Service Award), Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce (ATHENA International Award) and the Greater Lansing Area Club, an affiliate of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. (National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award).
The 6 billion Tinker Federal Credit Union in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, employed Kate Bacon as director of development for the credit union’s philanthropic unit, the TFCU Foundation. In his new role, Bacon will oversee development and fundraising efforts for the foundation. Bacon brings over 15 years of experience working with Oklahoma non-profit organizations, having most recently served as Executive Director of Family Builders. Her background also includes experience in marketing, revenue forecasting, logistics and volunteer recruitment and retention. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Don Mullinswho served as COO for Texas Trust Credit Union ($2 billion, Arlington, Texas) from 1989 to 2004, was inducted into the Cornerstone League’s Hall of Fame for his 44 years of service to the credit union movement at the April 13 IMPACT conference in Grapevine, Texas. He spent 25 years in senior positions at three credit unions, followed by nearly 20 years supporting small credit unions in an advisory capacity through his firm, Mullins Group. During the liquidity crisis of the early 1980s, Mullins worked with NCUA to develop policies that provided 90% of credit unions with a permanent source of backup liquidity. He also had a monumental role in developing the strategy for a collective group of credit unions to purchase Town North Bank and gain the ability to offer checking accounts and later credit and debit cards. He also developed a first-of-its-kind associate degree program in credit union management for the Dallas County Community College District in Texas. In addition, he held leadership positions in what is now the Cornerstone League and the Dallas Chapter of Credit Unions, and served as an associate director of Town North Bank. Mullins, now 80, continues to serve through teaching and mentoring.
Achieva Credit Union Foundation, the charitable arm of the $2.6 billion, Dunedin, Fla.-based Achieva Credit Unionhired Teresa Hibbard as its new director effective April 17, 2023. In his new role, Hibbard will play a central role in continuing the foundation’s efforts to support and give back to the local community through meaningful seminars and events. In addition, Hibbard’s new responsibilities will include leading inspirational Foundation events and an impactful fundraising effort, and making transformative scholarships a reality. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector, having most recently served as Director of Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army in Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County.
Think|Shita Baltimore-based managed IT services CUSO specializing in cloud and cybersecurity solutions, hired Just Anthony as vice president, security and risk. In his new role, Anthony will lead Think|Stack’s consulting services, which include Virtual Chief Information Security Officer, Virtual Chief Information Officer and Cybersecurity Education to improve clients’ security posture in an evolving threat landscape. She will also oversee the technical teams as they identify, analyze, manage, mitigate and remediate cybersecurity risks. Anthony previously served as Director of Programs for The COMMIT Foundation, Program Manager for the Wounded Warrior Foundation, and Chief Information Officer for Lorien Health Services. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, for which she most recently served as director of workforce development for the Air Force Cyber Command, as well as chief information security officer for the Air Force Cyber Operations Center.
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