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L-R: Darin Guggenheimer, CEO of Burbank City FCU; Jess Talamantes, Councilman for the City of Burbank and Board Director for Burbank City FCU; and Linda Walmsley, Director of Compliance for First Entertainment CU

CU VOLUNTEER WINS CITY COUNCIL SEAT
updated 04/15/13 11:09 AM
Board Director is Active in Community
Burbank City FCU Board Director Jess Talamantes, a 28-year credit union volunteer, won his reelection for the Burbank City Council last week.

Prior to his service on the city council, Talamantes worked 32 years as a firefighter for the city. Additionally, 21 years of his credit union volunteer service has been as a board member for Burbank City FCU.

First elected to the Burbank City Council in 2009, Talamantes served as vice mayor in 2010 and mayor in 2011. He's worked several years in local youth programs, with some of his most notable initiatives being "Ride a Bike with the Mayor," the "Mayor's Healthy Minute" on the Burbank TV channel, and the "Let's Move" campaign in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Talamantes has also served on the Athletic Field Oversight Committee, Burbank Youth Task Force, San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, Los Angeles County Commission on Local Governmental Services, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Transportation Committee, the Transit Services Task Force, as well as several local athletic and health initiatives.

Talamantes received 5,268 votes. His term expires in 2017.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
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INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.