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CCUF Happenings: Board and officer appointments, plus fundraising landmark

Friday, November 1, 2013  
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Caverly named to the CCUF Board of Directors

Local Government FCU Executive Vice President Mark Caverly was recently named to the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors. Prior to serving on the board, Caverly held the position of LGFCU’s Vice President of Finance from 2001–2005, and was financial analyst for the credit union from 1997–2001. Before joining LGFCU, he spent two years as a staff auditor for Arthur Andersen, Chicago.

A part of Caverly’s responsibilities at LGFCU include overseeing the operations of the credit union, working to align its vision with the organization’s mission, "To improve the lives of our members.” Specifically, he is charged with oversight of marketing; human resources; and legal, compliance and risk management.

His professional affiliations include serving as president of the Tarheel Chapter of the North Carolina Credit Union League (NCCUL), as well as serving on the NCCUL’s Governmental Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, and has earned his Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) certification from the National Credit Union Foundation.

Caverly has also had the distinct honor of testifying on behalf of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the Electronic Payments Coalition before the House Financial Services Committee on H.R. 2382, the Credit Card Interchange Fees Act of 2009.

Caverly holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife and three daughters.

CCUF Board of Directors re-elects Sponaugle, sets officers for 2014

Coinciding with NC Development Educator’s Principles & Philosophy Conference, the CCUF Annual Meeting took place on Wednesday, October 23 at the Graylyn Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC. At that meeting, Greenville Federal Credit Union Chief Operations Officer Brian Sponaugle was re-elected to a three-year term to end in October of 2016. Sponaugle will also chair the new CCUF Advisory Council. The council is a collection of VIPs from various credit unions and business partners, with a duty to help advocate for the Foundation and its mission.

The Board also elected the following officers for next year: Piedmont Advantage Credit Union President/CEO Judy Tharp, Chairperson; Strategic Alliances (Founders Federal Credit Union) Senior VP Jennifer Parker, Vice Chairperson; and Palmetto Cooperative Services Chief Sales Officer John Slack, Secretary/Treasurer.

The remaining CCUF Board of Directors include: Michelle Bragg of Sharonview FCU; Mark Caverly of Local Government FCU; Steve Fowler of SCCUL; Beverly Gagne of SAFE FCU; Chuck Purvis of Coastal FCU; John Radebaugh of NCCUL; and Mark Twisdale of SECU.

GHS Children’s Hospital fundraising more than two-thirds complete

Fundraising to complete the lobby renovation at the GHS Children’s Hospital has cleared the $200,000 hurdle! The goal of the project remains $300,000, and as of Thursday, October 31 more than $225,000 has been raised or pledged to come in.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the project is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the hospital. If your credit union or organization would like to be recognized as an official donor to the project, please contact CCUF President/CEO John McGrail at no later than Friday, November 15.

The GHS Children’s Hospital community is thrilled to have North and South Carolina credit unions coming together to support this cause and make a great impact for the lives of patients and their families. If your credit union is not yet on the donor list please consider what you might do to help complete this great work.

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