CO-OP Financial Services announced Jim Hanisch has been named president of CO-OP Network, with responsibility for long-term strategy and implementation of the expanding CO-OP ATM and CO-OP Shared Branch nationwide credit union networks.

Hanisch’s appointment comes as CO-OP is integrating its legacy networks into its digital business to create an omni-channel network supporting member authentication and enrollment on a single switch.

Bill Prichard, director-public relations at CO-OP Financial Services, said by email that Hanishch's new job is a new position with a new title.

Hanisch joined CO-OP in 2000 and has served as chief operating officer since April 2017.

Jim Hanisch, CO-OP Network
Jim Hanisch, president of CO-OP Network

Hanisch also serves on the board of and is a past chairman of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association. He was also a member of the Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force.

Hanisch’s previous operations role will now be merged with technology and be assumed by Nick Calcanes, chief information officer.

“At CO-OP we are applying the idea of continuous improvement across the enterprise and nowhere is that more important than within our ATM network and shared branching operations,” said Todd Clark, president and CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. “One of Jim’s many contributions to CO-OP’s expansion over the years was playing an integral part in the company growing from a California ATM network to a nationwide payments and technology leader. As we continue to invest in our CO-OP ATM network and to grow CO-OP Shared Branch, Jim is the absolute best person to lead this effort on behalf of CO-OP.”

This is the second high-level staffing change at CO-OP in days. Last week the firm announced its chief product and strategy officer, Shazia Manus, would be leaving for CUNA Mutual Group's AdvantEdge Analytics division.

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