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CU System briefs

March 23, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (3/23/16)--The board of St. Anne's of Fall River (Mass.) CU named Eileen Danahey as president/CEO. Prior to becoming St. Anne’s first female president/CEO, Danahey served as chief operating officer/chief financial officer of Metro CU, Chelsea, Mass. She succeeds Ross Upton who retired recently after serving the credit union for 22 years, the last eight years as president/CEO. After serving in an interim capacity since October, Eric Renaud has been named president/CEO of Pima FCU, Tucson, Ariz. Renaud joined the credit union in 2011 as chief financial officer. Renaud worked closely with the board and former President/CEO Nathanael Tarwasokono over the past four years, the credit union said in a release. In turn, Tarwasokono will become president/CEO of Firstmark CU, San Antonio.  He succeeds Leon Ewing after his retirement. Current Chief Operating Officer Matthew Lahman was named president/CEO of KALSEE CU, Kalamazoo, Mich. His appointment will be effective following the retirement of President/CEO Rudy Callen April 1. At Silver State Schools CU, Las Vegas, Scott Arkills will succeed Andrew Hunter as president/CEO, effective April 4. Arkills most recently served as senior vice president/chief lending officer at Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla. ...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (3/23/16)--A decades-long relationship between Envision CU, Tallahassee, Fla., and Focus CU, Chattahoochee, Fla., will become an official merger. “This translates into increased community giving toward education-based initiatives such as classroom grants, scholarships, teacher programs and student nutrition,” said Envision President/CEO Darryl Worrell. “Supporting education is a foundational commitment important to both boards of directors and remains steadfast as we expand the Envision brand.” The combined credit unions will operate under the Envision CU name and serve more than 45,000 members. William Enfinger, CEO of Focus CU, will become executive vice president/chief lending officer. A proposed merger between two Jacksonville, Fla., credit unions--Florida Baptist CU and First Florida CU--is being called Project PLUS “because by Partnering, we can Lead, Unite, and Succeed,” Florida Baptist said on its website. The vote by Florida Baptist membership is tentatively set for May. The move will give Florida Baptist members access to 13 additional branches statewide, Saturday hours, expanded call center hours, improved online services and expanded loan products ...