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CU System briefs

October 8, 2015

TREVOSE, Pa. (10/8/15)--TruMark Financial CU’s Fifth Annual Kiss-a-Pig Financial Literacy Fundraiser raised $55,000 for grants to 11 area schools, said the Trevose, Pa.-based credit union. Schools will receive grants for textbooks, workbooks and other resources to teach the fundamentals of saving, borrowing and investing. Participants in the Sept. 30 event, which featured a pot-bellied pig named Raines, included 27 business and community leaders, teachers and local celebrities. The youngest participant, Aidan O’Halloran, 9, a fourth grade student at Richboro (Pa.) Elementary School, raised more than $3,000. He is the son of Patrick O’Halloran, senior vice president of information technology at TruMark Financial …

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (10/8/15)--Derrick Ragland will succeed Merrill Mann as president/CEO of Birmingham, Ala.-based APCO Employees CU, effective Jan. 1.  Mann will retire Dec. 31, the board of directors announced. Ragland has been with the credit union for more than 33 years, beginning in the loan department. He is the current vice president and chief operating officer. He will be the fourth CEO in APCO’s 63-year history …

MADISON, Wis. (10/8/15)--Elry Armaza has joined the Filene Research Institute as impact director. He will engage with credit unions and lead marketplace testing of new programs in the financial services realm of the non-profit think tank’s Beta (Impact) Lab. He will also be responsible for Larky and Digital Strategies, programs available to credit unions, credit union service organizations and state leagues.Armaza has more than 12 years of management experience in financial services, including with a regional bank, a large credit union and a check-cashing operation …