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New Leaders Hope to Expand Credit Union

As they prepare to officially take the reins tomorrow, the new leaders of the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union say they hope to improve services available to members in the year ahead.

The officers, who were elected Jan. 15 by a nominating committee composed of nine seniors, are expected to be confirmed tonight and will serve starting tomorrow through Feb. 28, 2007.

Greg Pasqua (MSB ’07), who will take over as the credit union’s chief executive officer, said that he hopes to increase the convenience of the institution and its services for members, although he did not reveal any specific plans.

“While I can’t disclose anything at this point, towards the end of the semester people should be on the lookout for the debut of a major improvement in the conveniences offered by banking with GUASFCU,” he said.

Pasqua will serve alongside Shelby Keefer (MSB ’07), who was elected the union’s chief financial officer, as co-chair of the Board of Directors.

Cryil Vergis (MSB ’08), who was elected to serve as the union’s chief information officer, said that he plans to continue the efforts of the outgoing board to improve the credit union’s image.

“I was extremely pleased with the performance of the previous board in terms of integrating the ever-expanding intern base as well as continuing the drive to remain the number-one financial institution on campus,” Vergis said.

Expansion of member services and convenience remains a priority for the entire new board of directors, Chief Operating Officer-elect Chris Wagoner (MSB ’07) said.

“A top priority is always to give our members the best and most tangible returns possible for their investment with us – that will never change,” Wagoner said. “New projects in the works all stem from that core concern, and we’ll value input from members as highly as our own plans and ideas.”

Erin Waldron (MSB ’08), who will serve as the credit union’s new chief personnel officer, cited the institution of a performance measurement system as a way to improve the current teller management program and teller promotion process.

Other election winners include Bob Scully (COL ’08), who will serve as chief lending officer, and treasurer-elect Michael Kosty (MSB ’07).

Vergis said that the new board boasts a long resume of experience and will transition smoothly because it is composed of a mixture of current sophomores and juniors.

“The nominating committee was very diligent in their choices of candidates to fit all seven roles on the board of directors,” Vergis said. “Not only were these candidates chosen based on overall knowledge, previous accomplishments and future potential, but in their ability to work together as one cohesive unit.”

Pasqua credits part of the credit union’s success to its expansive membership and work opportunities.

“There aren’t many opportunities out there that can provide a similar experience to running a multimillion dollar organization while still an undergrad,” he said.

The new board will be taking over management duties from CEO Ankit Bishnoi (MSB ’06) and COO Allison Kent (MSB ’06), whose terms conclude today. Departing board members also include CLO Ed Sheppard (MSB ’06) and Treasurer Andrew Pardo (MSB ’06).

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