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ACADEMICS

Palmerlee selected new president of UW trustees

Buffalo attorney David Palmerlee is the new president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

Palmerlee has served as the board’s vice president for the past two years. He was chosen by the board last week to succeed Dave Bostrom of Worland, who served two terms as board president.

Palmerlee first was appointed as a trustee by Gov. Dave Freudenthal in 2005 and was appointed to a second term by Gov. Matt Mead in 2011. Palmerlee’s term on the board expires in 2017.

John MacPherson of Saratoga was elected vice president.

Appointed by the governor with consent of the Wyoming State Senate, the UW Board of Trustees consists of 12 members appointed to six-year, staggered terms. As UW’s governing body, the trustees oversee the university’s major policy and budgetary matters.

CREDIT UNIONS

Trona Valley Federal Credit Union’s Gibson earns certification

Trona Valley Federal Credit Union’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy Gibson, was one of forty-three credit union professionals who became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) through the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

The Spring DE training was held April 23-30, 2014 at the Lowell Center on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. The graduating class included credit union representatives from across the United States, United Kingdom and Jamaica.

“I went to Madison not knowing what to expect,” said Gibson. “I left with a renewed pride for credit union history and the cooperative principles that serve as the foundation for what we do. Credit Union Development Educators are taught it’s all about people, not profit, and we shouldn’t ever lose sight of our purpose. When we stay true to our purpose, credit unions have a meaningful impact on our members and communities.”

GOVERNMENT

Cheyenne court reporter earns nat’l certification

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that Janet Davis has earned the nationally recognized Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) certification, the highest credential available to stenographic court reporters. The reporters with the RDR credential are recognized as highly experienced and seasoned, and members of the profession’s elite.

“RDRs truly are the elite members of the court reporters and captioners when it comes to experience and knowledge of the latest technology, reporting practices and professional practices,” said Jim Cudahy, CEO and executive director of NCRA. “NCRA currently has about 350 members who hold this highly prestigious certification.”

Janet Davis, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a member of NCRA and has worked as a court reporter for 33 years. She also holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) and Federal Certified Realtime Reporter (FCRR). Davis is currently a court reporter for the United States District Courts, District of Wyoming.

NONPROFIT

Mountain West Credit Union Foundation names 2014-2015 board officers

DENVER – The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation has elected its 2014-2015 board of directors officers. The officers were elected at the MWCUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention held late April in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation provides financial support for leadership development, professional development, academic scholarships and community assistance, to name just a few,” said Dr. Dan Santangelo, executive director of the Foundation. “We are privileged to have such dedicated leaders working to help as many people as possible via the Foundation’s resources.”

Wyoming representatives on the board include Marsha Tynsky, president and CEO of Trona Valley Federal Credit Union in Green River, Wyoming, will serve her first year as the board chair; Tyler Valentine, president and CEO of Laramie Plains Community Credit Union in Laramie, Wyoming, will serve as secretary. The Foundation board of directors provides leadership and direction for the Foundation.

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