CUES Comp Survey Now Open

MADISON, Wis.-The CUES Executive Compensation Survey and CUES Employee Salary Survey are now open for online participation. Both surveys have undergone recent enhancements to make participation easy, adding more benefit questions, reports to updated positions, and continued unlimited access to vital data and customer support, CUES said. Those who participate by April 19, 2013 will receive a free report upon completion.

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THINK 13 Accepting Registrations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.--CO-OP Financial Services has opened registration for its THINK 13 Conference, themed "Disrupt Business As Usual." The meeting will be held April 29-May 2 at the Swissotel in Chicago. For a list of speakers, other information:

Texas Plains' McCormick Retires

AMARILLO, Texas-After more than 40 years in credit unions, Terry McCormick, CEO of Texas Plains FCU here, said he will retire this month. After serving in the Air Force, McCormick joined CUNA Mutual Group from 1966-1969 as a field rep before joining Borger 66 FCU (now Borger FCU) and later Plains Bell FCU, now TPFCU. Kasha Young has been named to succeed McCormick.

Maine CUs Selling Special Plate

ADAWASKA, Maine - The Maine league teamed up with the State of Maine and the World Acadian Congress 2014 to create a new commemorative license plate to mark the 2014 World Acadian Congress/Congres Mondial Acadien. Sale of the special plates will benefit the World Acadian Congress 2014, which is being held jointly in Aroostook County, part of New Brunswick and part of Quebec, and the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger. This is first time since 1976 that Maine has issued a commemorative plate to mark a significant event, the league said. The plates are for sale ($25) at all participating Maine credit unions.

AFFCU, PCCU Complete Merger

SAN ANTONIO-The $350-million Air Force FCU has completed a merger with Peoples Choice of San Antonio FCU. AFFCU has 37,000 members. Robert "Bob" Glenn is the CEO. In Morristown, N.J., the $65-million Morristown FCU has been absorbed via merger by the $212-million Garden Savings FCU.

Updike To Chair RMJ Foundation

TORRANCE, Calif.-Jim Updike, president and CEO of Honda FCU, has been elected chairman of the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation. Shelly Berryman, VP with SchoolsFirst FCU and Todd Lane, CFO with California Coast CU were named vice chairman and secretary/treasurer, respectively. Newly elected to the board were Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, CEO of Travis CU and Jon Hernandez, CEO of CalCom FCU, Mattel FCU, and City of Downey FCU.

Belvoir Named CU of the Year

WOODBRIDGE, Va.--Belvoir FCU was named by the Virginia league's Northern Virginia Chapter as the CU of the Year. The award honored BFCU's contributions to both credit unions and its communities.

Three More Pay Special Dividends

KANSAS CITY-The $100-million K.C. Police Credit Union has paid the first dividend in its 78-year history, returning $200,000 to members. In Midland, Mich., Dow Chemical Employees CU returned $11.5 million in funds to members during 2012. In Western, Wis., WESTconsin CU paid $970,160 to borrowers and savers

Two New CEOs are Named

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Old Pueblo CU has named Vern Babilon, a long-time CU executive and head of his own credit union recruiting firm, GVBabilon Associates, as president and CEO of the $135-million CU. Babilon, a former CEO at Bellco FCU in Reading, Penn., and EVP at People's Trust FCU in Houston, will succeed Joe Mirachi, who left Tucson Old Pueblo in July to head $600-million Kennedy Space Center FCU in Florida. In Macon, Ga., the $174-million MidSouth Community FCU has named Roy Bibb as president/CEO, succeeding the retiring Claude Garrett. Bibb was most recently VP-branch services at Robins FCU and prior to that CEO of Georgia Central Regional CU.

MBLs Discussed On NPR, Podcast

MERIDEN, Conn. -Brian Orestein, CEO of of the Charter Oak FCU, and Tony Emerson, CEO of the Connecticut league were featured on WNPR talking about the need for an increase in the MBL cap. A copy of the podcast can be found at

Public Service Seeks To Expand

DENVER - The $1.2-billion Public Service CU, which expanded into two counties last year, has applied to Colorado regulators to serve almost one-million people in the state's El Paso and Douglas counties.

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