18 Named Certified Credit Union Executives
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MADISON, Wis. – Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designations were awarded to 18 individuals from nine different states, bringing the total nationwide to 2,683.
CCUE, instituted in 1975, is the hallmark of professional credit union achievement. Designed for managers and those aspiring to credit union leadership, the program teaches advanced credit union management and operations techniques.
In addition, three individuals earned the Certified Financial Services Professional (CFSP) designation. This program began in 1999 as a designation targeted specifically at educating credit union professionals specializing in financial services.
The Certified Executive Program (CEP) awarded specialty certifications to 18 credit union professionals. These certifications require in-depth courses in a specialty area, including: compliance, lending, financial management, marketing, and human resources.
The CEP is the overall name for the self-study program allowing for the above designations. Recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), the classes and materials are tailored specifically to those working within the Credit Union System. All new designations were awarded in November.
CUNA congratulates the recipients who have continued their education and training to earn designee and specialist standing. The names and the credit unions of the new CCUE, CFSP, and specialty designees are listed below.
Teresa A. Seames, CCUE, Suncoast Schools FCU
Mary L. Bailey, CCUE, Vigo County FCU
Chrissy H. Viso, CCUE, Neighbors FCU
Melissa J Borg, CCUE, Mid Minnesota FCU
Jennifer Gomez, CCUE, New Mexico Educators FCU
Sharla B. Reinhart, CCUFC, CCUE, New Mexico Educators FCU
Lisa C. Bailey, CCUE, State ECU
Janet W. Collins, CCUE, State ECU
Debra L. Creamer, CCUE, State ECU
Jennifer Downey, CCUE, State ECU
Melissa R. Joyner, CCUE, State ECU
Sheila M. Kellogg, CCUE, State ECU
Peggy Mills, CCUE, State ECU
Kristye N. Steed, CCUE, State ECU
Tammie K. Wyman, CCUE, State ECU
Joy A. Benedek, CCUE, Alcose Credit Union
Rosa S. Gautreaux, CCUE, GECU
Steven Farnsworth*, CCUE, Heartland CU
Hassan Y Elmi, Utility District CU, CA
James L Gukeisen, CCUE, Suncoast Schools FCU, FL
Mark Thomas Little**, CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, WI
Sharon Renee Smith, Oklahoma Educators Credit Union, OK
Certified Compliance Specialist
Nancy Martinez, BSACS, CUCE, GECU, TX
Certified Financial Management Specialist
Ah Ber Lim**, Wright Patman Congressional FCU, Washington DC
Certified Lending Specialist
Jonathan A. Jones, State ECU, NC
Julie J Lee, State ECU, NC
Catherine Morey, Michigan Catholic CU, MI
Fernanda L. Pinto, Sikorsky Financial CU, CT
Julie R. Yoder*, Park View FCU, VA
Certified Human Resource Specialist
Cynthia T. Magliocca**, CCUE, State ECU, NC
Jennie C Newbold**, Jordan FCU, UT
Christine H. Wolski*, Erie Community CU, PA
For more information on the CEP, visit training.cuna.org or call 800-356-9655, ext. 4055.
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