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WCMS WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER
updated 12/19/14 11:02 AM
Mountain West CU Assoc. CEO Joins
Mountain West Credit Union Association President and CEO Scott Earl recently joined the Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) Board of Trustees.

“We are glad to have Scott on the board. His years of experience within the credit union movement make him a welcomed and ideal addition to our team,” said WCMS Board Chairman and Rogue CU President and CEO Gene Pelham.

The Mountain West Credit Union Association is a combined entity comprising the Arizona Credit Union League, the Credit Union Association of Colorado, and the Credit Union Association of Wyoming.

Earl began his credit union career in 1982 as marketing director for the Utah League of Credit Unions and was named president and CEO of the Utah League and its subsidiary, the Credit Union Service Corporation, in 1991—a position he held until the end of 2003.

The other trustees are vice chairman Horizons North CU CEO Brad Harvey, treasurer Xceed Financial CU CEO Teresa Freeborn, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues VP of Education and Training and WCMS Provost Mark Klinkert; Professor of Economics at Pomona College and WCMS President James D. Likens; secretary Wescom CU CEO Darren Williams, Numerica CU CEO Carla Altepeter, SchoolsFirst FCU CEO Bill Cheney, California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra, Redwood CU CEO Brett Martinez, Orange County’s CU CEO Shruti Miyashiro, and Mountain America CU CEO Sterling Nielsen.

 
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SUPP. CAPITAL FOR RBC GAINS ADVOCATE updated 12/16/14 11:04 AM
McWatters Supports Model for CUs
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters recently said he supports including a supplemental capital provision in the agency's risk-based capital (RBC) rule to help credit unions meet the rule’s requirements.

CU DIRECT TO DONATE 20K TO CMN updated 12/16/14 11:03 AM
‘20 for 20’ Anniversary Campaign
CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive, and strategic solutions for credit unions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a contest to donate $20,000 to one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals.

NCUA MAY BE LIABLE FOR DATA BREACH updated 12/16/14 10:05 AM
Flash Drive with Member Info Lost
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) confirmed on Dec. 15 that a flash drive containing the personal information of Palm Springs FCU member was lost during a recent audit. The loss of data includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and account information.

PREPARE FOR HEALTH CARE REQUIREMENTS updated 12/16/14 09:42 AM
Also, Digital Media and Marketing
Federal health care law requirements, creating a quick digital message, and the marriage of innovation with marketing are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest!