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CU System briefs

March 16, 2016

WESTROOK, Maine (3/16/16)--Time is ticking for music lovers to cast their votes for this year’s musicians competing in Young  & Free Maine’s Sound Off. Through 3 p.m. (ET) Thursday, votes will be accepted for the soloist/duo or group, with the winner of each category receiving a $500 gift certificate at Main Street Music Studio and a spot on the Old Port Music Festival lineup. Young & Free Maine Sound Off promotes the best of Maine’s 25-and-under music crowd. Through Young & Free Maine, the state’s credit unions are dedicated to giving the 18- to 25-year-old crowd voice, a head start and useful life information ...

BUFFALO, N.Y., and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (3/16/16)--Patricia Edinger, CEO, Buffalo (N.Y.) Metropolitan FCU, retired after 28 years with the credit union. Jeanne K. Stadler, who previously served as operations manager at the credit union, was named her successor as CEO  (The Point March 15).  Edinger began her career as a senior accountant and through the year’s oversaw the credit union’s implementation of online banking, mobile banking, mobile check deposit and chip-card technologies. Edinger will continue to serve on Buffalo Metropolitan FCU’s board. “It’s always a bit bittersweet when a dedicated credit union leader chooses to retire,” said New York Credit Union Association President/CEO William J. Mellin. “We will certainly miss Patricia’s leadership and expertise, but I believe I speak for the entire New York credit union community when I wish her a happy, healthy and much-deserved retirement.” In Winston-Salem, N.C., Members CU announced that President/CEO Jack V. Braswell Jr. will retire in September after more than 35 years at the credit union. Braswell has also served on the boards of the North Carolina Credit Union League, First Carolina Corporate CU and the Northwest Chapter of Credit Unions. Current Executive Vice President Bob Donley will immediately assume additional responsibilities and the title of chief operating officer. Donley, who joined Members CU in 1995, will become president/CEO effective Sept. 8. The board of LAFCU, Lansing, Mich., announced Patrick Spyke will be the CEO following the retirement of current CEO Robin Frucci, who was CEO for 11 years. Spyke, who has 35 years of financial industry experience, has been executive vice president at LAFCU since 2013, and the appointment will be effective April 1 ...