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The New Mexico chapter of Certified Commercial Investment Members has approved its new officers:
President is Trudy Jones of Grubb & Ellis/Lewinger Hamilton. President-elect is Mark Bates with Bates Commercial Realty. Vice president is Brad Allen with Roger Cox & Associates. Ruth Ann Firestone of First State Bank is the group's secretary-treasurer.
Also, Todd Clarke, an associate with Grub & Ellis/Lewinger Hamilton, recently became a senior instructor for commercial investment classes with the group.
Eric Greth, a Financial Network Investment Corp. registered representative, has joined Charter Bank, opening a Financial Network Investment Center in the Charter Bank branch at 4400 Osuna.
Greth provides investment services and programs and has more than 16 years of experience with the financial services industry. Most recently he opened a Financial Network Investment Center at Sandia Laboratories Federal Credit Union.
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John Thompson, president and CEO of U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union, is retiring. Thompson joined the company in 1979 when it was known as U.S. Employees Federal Credit Union. Under Thompson's leadership the credit union was the first credit union to issue credit cards, and assets grew to more than $261 million from $15 million. Membership grew from 9,400 members to 35,000 members and from 15 to 130 employees.
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Kathleen Avila, president of CDA Inc., has been appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to serve a three-year term with the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Avila replaces Teresa McBride, president and CEO of McBride and Associates in Albuquerque.
Adrian Martinez is the new bank industry manager at the Financial Institutions Division of the state Regulation and Licensing Department.
Martinez has more than 20 years of banking experience and will oversee and supervise state-chartered banks, trust companies, and savings and loans.