SAN ANTONIO–Harland Clarke has named Jana Schmidt as its new CEO.
BALTIMORE–MECU has pledged $50,000 in annual funding for the next four years to support the launch of two new Arts Every Day initiatives in Baltimore– the Arts Challenge Fund and the MECU Music Ed/Remix. The objective is to enhance arts education for students in Baltimore City Public Schools in a time when budgets for arts disciplines are declining nationwide, the credit union said.
WASHINGTON–The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said it plans to conduct an online survey of at least 8,000 people as part of a new research effort around debt collection disclosures.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Rio Grande Credit Union has named a new CEO. The $326-million CU has selected Michael Athens to lead the 65-year-old organization.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo.—NewGround said it has launched a revitalized WayPoint diagnostic program so organizations understand their leadership team’s perceptions and determine their overall alignment and delivery strategy.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–VyStar Credit Union has reached an agreement with the city of Jacksonville on a 15-year, $9.76 million naming-rights deal to rebrand the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
WASHINGTON–CUNA has renewed its call for Congress to create a national data security framework.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Two large regional U.S. banks have announced plans to merge. BB&T and Atlanta-based SunTrust said they plan to combine to create a $442-billion institution that would be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits.
KILKENNY, Ireland–Two credit unions are set to merge here creating one of the largest community lenders in the country.
MIAMI–Dade County Federal Credit Union here has joined with members of the Miami Dolphins on a financial education project.