Solarity CU, Yakima, Wash., hired Lillie Higginbotham as a mortgage loan officer.

Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU, Aberdeen, Md., hired Dan Wetzel as VO of mortgage lending. Separately, the CU honored Nancy Hill, certified financial literacy education counselor, for 35 years of service to the credit union.

ORNL FCU, Oak Ridge, Tenn., promoted Lisa Thompson to AVP of compliance.

The Indiana Credit Union Foundation has selected Dallas Bergl of INOVA FCU, Elkhart, Ind., as the recipient of the 2012 Millie Cox Scholarship Award.

Receptionist Ginny Whelton was chosen as the 2012 Deborah L. Frisch Employee of the Year at Catholic FCU, Saginaw, Mich.

Land of Lincoln CU, Effingham, Ill., hired Julie Pruemer as a mortgage loan officer, Karalee Misner as a business development manager, and Justin Roley as Effingham branch manager.

Tim Halevan, chief compliance officer of CUNA Brokerage Services, Madison, Wis., was elected to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority District Committee for District 4.

Rob Stephens was hired as VP of finance for Numerica CU, Spokane Valley, Wash.

Michell Azbell, talent development manager at TDECU, Lake Jackson, Texas, earned a new certification in Professional and Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Sharon Hudson, SVP of Operations at First Community CU, Chesterfield, Mo., retired after 21 years with the CU.

BrightStar CU, Sunrise, Fla., named Michael Molaka VP of operations.

Michael Cormier joined Carolina Trust FCU, Myrtle Beach, S.C., as a teller at the 21st Avenue North branch.

NAFCU promoted Tessema Tefferi to senior regulatory affairs counsel and hired P.J. Hoffman and Angela Meyster as regulatory affairs counsels.

Mike Gibbons, president of Consumers Financial & Investment Services, Waukegan, Ill., earned the Five Star Wealth Manager designation by Chicago Magazine.

Local Government Employees FCU, Raleigh, N.C., named two members to its advisory council: Grace Barbour, Craven County HR technician II, and Troy Lewis, town of Tarboro director of public works.

Veridian Credit Union, Ankeny, Iowa, hired Michael McDaniel as manager of marketing.

Landmark CU, New Berlin, Wis., announced that Greg Price, VP of lending, retired from the CU after 36 years of service.

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